Falling ain’t so Bad

This week I had a lot of falls.

1) I spoke at a national nursing conference and instead of taking one of the two sets of stairs on either side of the stage, I decided to hop back onto the stage
in the middle and splat. With the grace of a rhino, I fell. There was a wonderful gasp as 200 + nurses witnessed my daintiness. Interestingly, not one of them got up but we did have the greatest collective laugh. lol.

2) I tried unicycling for the first time and wow… was that ever interesting. I fell a lot during that adventure!

3) Randy (the hub) and I tried something new together and after 33 years together, I fell in love with him all over again.

Some people think falling is a bad thing. I’m not so sure. If I hadn’t fallen on the stage, we would have missed that collective laugh – and it really was fun and funny!

If I hadn’t been willing to fall, I never would have tried a unicycle. And it was a really cool experience.

If we hadn’t been willing to try something new and risk falling, Randy and I wouldn’t have been able to take our relationship to the next level. And there is no price tag on that!

This fall, consider trying something you haven’t tried before or for a long
time… something you aren’t great at… something that is a little risky.

Let me know what you will try this fall!

This week on Your Life, Unlimited, I spoke with two women who are on one of my favourite missions – to make the world a better place!

Karen McCullough, co-founder of The Seven Women Project and Deborah Goodfellow author of Love, Compassion and Power joined me on the radio.

If you are not ready to sit on the front porch, are ready to ask the right questions and can be open something more, sit back and enjoy the whole show here…


Stephanie Staples, CSP* is the author of When Enlightening Strikes – Creating a Mindset for Uncommon Success, an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, and the recipient of the 2014 Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur Award for Contributions to Community. Stephanie empowers audiences & clients across North America to bring their ‘A’ game to work and to life. Stephanie has a special interest in working with and empowering nurses and healthcare providers. She happily calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home. You can get loads of complimentary resources to help with issues such as work/life balance, wellness, stress management and happiness in general, as well as find out more information about her coaching and speaking services at http://www.YourLifeUnlimited.ca.

* Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), conferred by the National Speakers Association is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform proficiency. Less than 10 percent of speakers have earned this credential and are recognized as some of the best in their fields. Stephanie was one of only five professional speakers in Canada (and the only woman) to attain this designation in 2013


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