A photographer with very bright hair and a love for coffee
Ellie’s CreativeMornings activity
The flow that I go with is not constant and steady; it's sporadic, it's temperamental and sometimes overwhelming
And here's the thing, I don't have the secret. I'm winging it.
You can't juggle flow, you gotta go with the flow: take it as it comes to you; rise to the challenges; give up on dreams and create new ones; let go of your babies in life and in work; let each flow inspire the next and allow them to transpire into a whole new flow that you never thought would be your kind of flow
It's not something I ever wanted to be recognised for, and nothing to do with me being the performer than I always dreamed of being. But something clicked and my inner drive kicked in and I did what I always do; I gave it everything I got, and just like that it became everything I ever wanted"
"(Bross Bagels) was just an idea, something that would keep me busy from 9-3, something to help Mark pay the mortgage. We had no idea that the first day we opened the doors there'd be a queue down the block and it would turn into what is it today"
"If something wasn't working for me I'd move on to the next thing and that was to keep myself challenged, inspired and keep my creative energy flowing"
"It was (my background in) comedy that created Mama Bross' persona"
"I'm actually just a Canadian who enjoys double entendres"
If you are standing on the edge of a new phase in your life, if you have to do something you've never done before, which is really terrifying, just knowing that you cannot succeed and flourish and grow without leaving your comfort zone behind, can help give you the courage to do so.
The plot embryo can help us make sense of our experiences and hindsight. It can help us look at the hardships we've endured, our real life experiences in the context of our growth as human beings and how they have forced us to level up
We are the descendants of thousands of heroic plot embryos. We are the descendants of creatures who experienced unfamiliar hardships, hostile environments, and successfully adapted to them.
That's really what life is, a series of unfamiliar hardships which change us; of successes and failures, of learning and failing to learn
I didn't know if I was in a tragic story, or a heroic one.
I think if you're really going to be in something for the long haul, then you need to be prepared for a little rain sometimes
We're trying to create a culture that's relaxed and friendly and acknowledges a healthy work/life balance
Having the resistance and persistence to keep going even when life gets really difficult is much more important and much more powerful
I do believe that we can become more courageous, we can become braver by applying this process (of breaking down difficult tasks); it's a skill, you can learn it and you can get better
(Courage is a skill) There is nobody, I believe, who is born fearless. We're not born with an innate courage to tackle any challenge or take on any difficult mission.
I'm no longer as scared as I used to be, because over time I've given myself the confidence, through applying this process, taking something which seemed difficult and breaking it down working my way towards it step by step and then achieving it. Then repeat and repeat.
The reality is for most things in life, success isn't like leaping off a cliff; it's like running a marathon. It's a huge amount of continuous effort that you need to put in.