Vulnerability: showing up in weakness when you can’t control the outcome

Vulnerability: showing up in weakness when you can’t control the outcome

I’m on holiday on the Isle of Mull (my favourite island of them all). 

So, instead of a Note this week, I’m going to suggest you watch the “Call to Courage” by Brene Brown, on Netflix. 

I watched it last week – and I tried to watch it whilst doing other things. Ironing, sketchnoting, emails, Slack. 

I couldn’t do it. 

It needs your full attention. 

Because this vulnerability stuff is not for the faint of heart. It’s hard, it shows up all your weaknesses, it doesn’t always give you the ending you hoped for. 


Vulnerability’s not about winning.

It’s not about losing. 

It’s having the courage 

to show up

when you 


control the outcome.


Enjoy the show. 

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Wild swimming time! 

I’ve been through Glencoe many a time but never stopped for a wild swim yet and today was the day! Bright sunshine (and getting super warm on even a short walk across the hills), so a dip in the cool highland water was exactly what we needed. 

We found a little mini canyon where no one else happened to be so we had it all to ourselves! Always love that - some of the “highland hot spots” can get so crowded especially on a sunny day. 

I’ll be going here again and hiking a bit further on a new trail we explored! 💪👏🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿✨

(Ps no I didn’t get my full mile of lap swimming in today tho 😆😆 it was tough to put my whole head underwater for more than a second or two even on a blazingly warm day!!)

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