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Telling Others Makes it Real

It's true, isn't it? As soon as you let others in on a project or idea, it becomes a real, living, breathing thing. Okay, maybe not the breathing part, but I trust you understand where I'm going with this.

It's downright scary to tell others your big goals and collaborating in the early stages in order to make big things happen can be tricky. What if the vision for the project changes? What if it doesn't move forward as planned? There are so many unknowns from start to finish. 

And yet, as of this morning, I've officially wrapped up my very first interview for Yes, You Should Try That. The book is going to be so much bigger than me and today's interview just reaffirmed my choice to include many others in the process. If there's one thing I've learned from interviewing others, it's that our stories share commonalities—many of which are deep-seated.


While our experiences may come in various shapes and sizes and they might look vastly different in the light of day, the stripped down truth is that common ground exists underneath it all. And for those of us who continue to muster the strength to look ourselves in the mirror and say, "Yes, you should try that," common ground is a life saver.

Essential, even.

Don't you think?