378: Everything will take longer than you think, Hofstadter’s Law

This week’s episode is inspired by our own story of Hofstadter’s Law which is the idea that everything takes longer than you think it’s going to take, even when you know it’s going to take longer than you expect it to take. The episode is filled with kick-in-butt motivation, so if you’ve been thinking about starting a project or stepping towards a dream, THIS episode is for you!

This is what we spoke about during the episode

  •  Once you realise everything takes longer than you think it does, sometimes it stops you from even starting. Embrace the fact that time will pass anyway. Jump in and do it (even if the project takes a while)!
  • Hofstadter’s Law gives you a bit of breathing space.
  • If we went according to our original plan for our MerryBody Teacher Training, we would have been finished. But then, we realised we needed more time. And, then more ideas came! So although it’s taking longer, it’s a better product.
  • Easy does not mean better. Sometimes the hard moments are actually the really beautiful moments.
  • Estée Lauder’s business story is an example of a later-in-life success story. Her success came when she was already 40 plus. So, why are we expecting things to happen so fast?
  • It’s important to check in with who you are following and getting inspiration from.
  • We can’t control everything. But we can control the choices that we make and how we spend our time.
  • Let go of the reins a little, detach from expectations, so you can enjoy the journey. 
  • As long as we’re taking the steps toward what it is that we would like to create, we are getting closer.  It’s okay that the journey from A to B is longer than we think.

If anyone can do it, you can do it.  

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Always merrymaking,
Emma + Carla

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