[Episode 49] Stop playing small. Danielle Macleod reminds us that we are all remarkable and capable of so much more ⋆ TechPixies

[Episode 49] Stop playing small. Danielle Macleod reminds us that we are all remarkable and capable of so much more

How much more would we achieve if we could turn down the dial on our inner critic? Or better, just switch off that annoying little voice altogether? It might be silent but, my word, it’s destructive patterns can be deadly. It feeds us with a constant stream of ‘I can’t’, ‘What if’, ‘I’m too old’, ‘I’m not good enough’, ‘I’m not worthy’ – and, argh, it’s exhausting. In fact, the cacophony of self-doubt can be so deafening is it any wonder we pounce on those super annoying earworms as a means to drown it all out (all together now… ‘Baby Shark doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo’. Please, no, what have we started?!)

But know this, TechPixies: whatever your naughty inner critic might tell you, you are meant for more. Having you believe that is why we spend so much time on techniques that help you master your mind; it’s why we ask you to squash those ANTs and kick those self-limiting beliefs to the kerb. It’s a practice we have in common with Danielle Macleod, founder of the incredible Remarkable Women network and our brilliant guest on this week’s Sparkle and Thrive Podcast. 

Here’s why you need to tune in 

There’s an awesome quote from Danielle in this week’s episode that’s so good we just had to share it. It’s a real stonker – one of those quotes that will make you stop what you’re doing, sit up and take note. It goes a little something like this: 

‘I think we are capable of so much more and this thing up here kids us otherwise…there is a voice in our head that is persistently telling us ‘we can’t’… but you are remarkable. There is never going to be another you ever again in space and time; you’ve already passed the bar of remarkable. So, when we choose to listen to the voice in our head that tells us we are to play small, everyone misses out.’

Boom! It’s another Be Brave and Sparkle Mic Drop Moment (we’re seriously considering trademarking this phrase!). You are remarkable… you just need to believe it. So, stop already with the ‘I can’t’, ‘I don’t know how’, and the ‘but, what if it all goes wrong?’ and spend the next 25 minutes or so tuning in to something that’s a whole lot more pleasing to your ears than Baby Shark. Be brave, get your sparkle on and press play now

Here’s what to listen out for:

[07:58] Danielle reveals why she thinks we’re all holding back.

[08:51] Danielle talks about her life lesson.

[11:13] Hear how we are all capable of so much more.

[13:15] Why you need to be more discerning in your choices.

[14:37] Be inspired by the story of the remarkable Holly Ransom.

[20:25] Hear Danielle’s brilliant key takeaway.

Links and resources mentioned in this episode:

Connect with Danielle: 

Facebook LinkedIn

Danielle’s network – Remarkable Women

Danielle’s book – Remarkably Easy: How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Unleash Your Brilliance

Tim Ferriss – The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

Holly Ransom – LinkedIn and Podcast episode

Malcolm Gladwell – Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking and Outliers: The Story of Success

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