Fall Down Seven Times… Or is it 700 times?Featured

alisoneastaway's profile thumbnail
Wow! Thank you so much for sharing your story Carolyn, hearing about the twists and turns in your path are so valuable for someone like me. Thank you!
CPeer's profile thumbnail
Hey there, Alison! You are very welcome... it's cathartic! :) I hope all is well with you.
MickaelaCohen's profile thumbnail
Thank you so much Carolyn for sharing your strength with us! What would you say has helped you getting back on your feet every time?
CPeer's profile thumbnail
Hi, Mickaela - It's a good question. I actually don't consider myself to be particularly strong... more like stubborn. Perhaps harnessing that "negative" emotion and turning it in a positive thing is what helps. And sometimes it's not just about getting back on one's feet but getting part way up... then a little more... and being kind to yourself in process. I hope this helps. :)
CarolynBeaudoin's profile thumbnail
Carolyn - this is hugely valuable in framing success within a broader and more complete context. All too often we only see the highlight reel. Thank you so much for sharing the peaks AND valleys of your career trajectory!
CPeer's profile thumbnail
You're very welcome, Carolyn! (I feel like I'm talking to myself. ;) Success, I've decided, isn't a goal, but a process - at least that's the way it seems to me. :)
ngolinsky's profile thumbnail
Thank you so much for sharing your story. The journey to the goal is for sure a bumpy one. I always hoped it would be easier but unfortunately that is not the way it goes :)
CPeer's profile thumbnail
Thank you! Yes, when we try to do hard things, it's likely we'll fall down. A lot. ;)
JuliaXu's profile thumbnail
Thank you so much for sharing your story in this way, without editing out all the parts that aren't highlights. It's so helpful and reassuring to see examples of ups and downs in a successful path. I know research says that women often suffer more from perfectionism, partly due to attitudes that are internalized from society. I'm no exception to that and am usually my own worst critic, especially when perceiving a fall.It's relieving to be reminded this happens to everyone. During the times when you've experienced falls, do you also feel the tendency to be hard on yourself and how do you handle that?
CPeer's profile thumbnail
Hi, Julia! You are very welcome. I think I used to be much harder on myself that I used to be. I have come to the realization that when I'm really at my wit's end, I need to be kind to myself - it's the only way forward. So, I've gotten better at not being too much of a perfectionist. It's hard though! :)
oliviapandorastokes's profile thumbnail
Thanks for posting this! I think being able to get up after you fall is a muscle we all need to grow (I'm working on it every day). And when we make bold choices, we have to be open to the idea of readjusting if needed.
CPeer's profile thumbnail
Yes! You're very welcome. "Bold choices"... that's it. Thanks for reading! :)
ayouens's profile thumbnail
Carolyn, I feel like you've created a new "type" of post. I'd love to see more women share their fell down and got back up again stories. You've inspired me to start crafting my own.♥️
CPeer's profile thumbnail
ohmygosh, you made my day, Ayouens! It wasn't my intent to create a new type of post, just to share in a very authentic (and "real") way. I'm glad it was at least a bit inspirational and I will look forward to your story!