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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Embracing Being a Scanner, An ENFP and my inner Kate Winslet

Shot on the road in Goondwindi last week.

Most days I have so many damn ideas floating around in this little old brain that their sheer volume presses on some strange nerve inside and renders me paralysed.

Unable to choose one. Unable to act on any. Unable to move forward.

I am, you see, a bonafide scanner. Sarah Wilson first introduced me to this concept on her blog – which I dig tremendously – and immediately it made sense.

Compound to this the discovery that I am a classic ENFP personality type - no really, I even did the test twice – and there you have it. I get so inspired and excited by the next shiny, new idea that I fail to complete whatever it is I was just working on. Really, I should just take a moment to appreciate the miracle of me not having eighteen babies by now. (But they’re just so…NEW!)

On one personality profile breakdown (which, by the way, I couldn’t recommend anybody doing this more highly – it really blew my mind, and then my husband’s when he did his, it was spookily accurate in terms of…well everything from how our personalities affect our relationships, our parenting, our career, our reaction to reading personality profiles…) it said that the key to my success was this:

PRIORITISE. FOCUS. AND FOLLOW THROUGH.

So that is what I’m trying desperately to work on over here at Comic Mummy HQ.

Already though, I amuse myself no end with my rebellion against these “helpful” guidelines.  No kidding, the little tantrum I put up internally at having to narrow down my current focus projects to three was not unlike a hippy chaining themselves to old-growth.

“Nooooo!” shriek my inner rebels, rallying for dear life against the bulldozers of discipline. “We shall not be defeated! You shall not pass!”

“Don’t be ridiculous,” say the voices of organised reason. “I’m not LOGGING your damn ideas, I’m simply putting them out to pasture. Just for a bit. Where they will be happy. And continue to become old growth. Let go! Let go! Let go!”

“I’ll never let go!” say the hippies, somehow morphing into Kate Winslet. “I’ll never let go, Jack.”

But, as we all know, even dear old clingy Kate found it in herself to let go of poor old Leo, eventually, thrusting him downwards to his icy fate. (In her defence, she was rather chilly as I recall, and I know my brain turns to mush when I catch a cool breeze).

Point is, she did let go. And so shall I.

Image courtesy of www.meh.ro

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got Celine Dion playing in my head right now.

Never a good thing.

FOCUS!

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Tour Diary: Goondiwindi Dreamin!

What a week. I just got back from a super quick tour out west with the Young Guns of Comedy to Goondwindi, doing a gig for a conference of agronomists! I nearly died when I spotted my father-in-law in town (a wonderful, gentle soul who has never uttered a swear word from his lips apparentlyContinue Reading

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Quote of the Week

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams. Yiddish Proverb.

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Marriage Lessons from Australia’s Most Elderly Deaf Man

This is Percy. At 97, he is – I am told – the most elderly deaf person in Australia. (I suppose I should qualify that by saying that I mean he has grown up deaf and using sign language, rather than losing their hearing in old age.) What a guy. The other night, I hadContinue Reading

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Links of the Week (or WHAT?! You mean there’s more to cyberspace than ME?!)

Cate Bolt never ceases to amaze and inspire me with posts like this. Opening an orphanage in a foreign country to which she had NEVER EVEN BEEN. Seriously. We’ve started supporting Foundation 18 as a result of her sharing her incredible journey. It’s super cheap, only $10 a month. Please go check it out. ThisContinue Reading

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What I Believe

Image courtesy of Rachel Awes. Print available by clicking image.  In my recent call-out for help on the “where the heck is this blog going?” variety, one of the questions I posed was, “if you could sit down with me to talk about anything at all, what would it be?” The responses gave me justContinue Reading

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Betty and the Betties: Our Very First Video!

I love these goils! I hope you do too. There’s even a bleeping blooper for ya. xxxx

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5 Rocking Resources On Getting Stuff Done (Especially Cool If You’re Into Writing)

One massive thing I haven’t even told you about yet is that I have been working my BUTTOCKS off – all seven of them – lately on re-writing my entire book proposal. Do you remember I told you yonks and yonks ago about the book I was writing about mothers pursuing big dreams, etc? (YouContinue Reading

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Betty and the Betties: a Photo Gallery

We had our very first gig on the weekend and oh my word. So. Much. Fun. We sang, we strutted, we posed for umpteen photos, jumped in army jeeps where we burst into even more song, we toasted ourselves with a celebratory cheap red wine in plastic glasses backstage afterwards…short of having garters hurled atContinue Reading

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Betty and the Betties at Teneriffe Festival Tomorrow!

So do you remember a little while ago I introduced an all-new exciting project called Betty and the Betties? (Because that’s exactly what I’m needing, more commitments in this lifetime. I simply cannot help myself, when I get inspired by something new and shiny I am as helpless as a One Direction fan in theContinue Reading

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