Advice to my Younger Self, Sarah Neill: “I am good enough”
This is something I’ve been sitting on for a while. It’s a little video series project that I first started thinking about as I began writing my book, Walking a Thin Line. I believe that wisdom is often hard-earned and there is great value in sharing experience. I also believe that there is real power in vulnerability and the willingness to do what it takes to rise above adversity. That is my intention with this mini video blog series, to share words of wisdom from people who have risen above adversity – or have simply gained some life experience worth sharing – by asking what advice they would give to their younger self. If you are interested in being a part of it, please let me know.
Sarah Neill, founder of Molly & May Australia
With the help of comedian Bob Deacon (his video is up next in this series), I recorded this interview with Sarah Neill in early 2015. (Told you I’ve been sitting on it for a while!) Back then, Sarah was living in Armidale with her husband and their 1-year-old daughter. Sarah has always been an incredibly creative person and she gives 110% to everything she does. She is a hairdresser by trade and hands down the best I know in the business. However, Sarah had other creative dreams…
These days she lives in Brisbane with bub and hubby and is building an empire with Molly & May Australia – a vintage inspired children’s clothing line she created and launched not long after this video was recorded. I found it hugely inspiring to watch this video again for the first time since we filmed it in one of the paddocks of her Armidale home, and that the cornerstone message, the one piece of advice she would give to her younger self is to believe, “I am good enough”…
Advice to my younger self & take-away affirmation: “I am good enough”
Can you relate? I know I can. It is all too easy to give in to fear of failure, play those limiting beliefs on repeat, and take the “play it safe” route. But expectations are made to be broken, shattered even. How else can innovation, growth or evolution happen?
If someone tells me I can’t do something, I am motivated to do it even more. I guess that’s the stubborn, independent “Kate do it, Kate do it” child in me!
Thank you so much for sharing these words of wisdom, Sarah.