Dun. Dun. Dun. Dun. Dun. Dun. Dun. Under Pressure. Bowie. Mercury. Can visibly hear you humming. Comforting. Irritating. Equal measure.
Anthem. Agitation. Last two weeks. Really intense. Purple Tuesday. Noah. Expo on the immediate horizon. Think I can handle it. Assure myself. Short term. Coping strategies. Survival mode.
I am lucky. Fortunate. This week. Part of leading a Leadership Programme. Exceptional participants. Uber talented. All learning to live, love and marry their career ambitions with their impairment/s. Authenticity. Not leaving their disability at the physical/virtual work front door. Recognising lived experience can be an enabler. Not the obvious barrier. For some, it is a painstaking journey. Deep frustration. Knowing they can unlock their own talent. But bullied by that inner voice. Deconstructing confidence. Vulnerable.
Utterly humbled. Seeing individuals determined to overcome and succeed. Goodbye shackles. Building new foundations. Brick by brick. Another brick in the wall. Sorry. Another song altogether!
No screaming ‘let me out’.
You can fulfil your dreams. Ambitions. Not being cut off at the pass. Changing your own disability conversation. Excel. Leaders of tomorrow.
Happy Friday. Not an under pressure one.