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J.K Rowling inspired me today


I come across this speech delivered by J.K. Rowlings to a Harvard graduation class. The words sparked something inside of me and I had to share it with you today.




J.K. Rowling at Harvard (2008):


 “So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential.


I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.


Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I believed I truly belonged.


I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea.


And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”



If you are at rock bottom, have come from there or are even looking towards it – there is always hope and opportunity. Never give up. This moment may just turn into the catalyst for your best life yet!



Be inspired today to dream. Dream big and feel the potential.


Emma xx



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Cynthia on April 13, 2015
Really love this speech by J.K. Rowling! She's is such an intporasiin! My own failure led me to look for more meaning in my life, search for something that I truly loved doing and how I could best serve others

Bev Hughes on January 12, 2015
Like Tolkien, J.K.Rowling has touched my life with the brilliant imagination of their writing. I have gained great pleasure in escaping to their world so vividly created. It is with great interest I read the personal experience of J.K. Rowling. I think that once you have experienced the rock bottom of life and survived then you become more confident in overcoming adversity. "Stopping to smell the roses" is a phrase I have adopted in my life. The simply joy of shared laughter with my grandchild. The delight of a little bird on my Dad's window catching my eye and singing "good morning". We need to take the time in our busy lives to build our meManagement skills. We can use these skills to adapt more readily to change and overcome any adversity life sends our way. I look forward to your newsletters Emma, you inspire me to stop and smell the roses.