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One of my favourite ever films is Good Will Hunting. There are many many reasons why, including the chemistry between Damon & Affleck, the remarkable writing but primarily it’s because of The ‘bench scene’ .

It is one of the most powerful moments in any film, and it completely focuses on the person. What makes them tick and their individuality.

I’m struggling to define what Speakeasy Club is at the moment. The clarity (or lack there of) of vision and and mission is confused by my desire to want to do a million and one different things. The fun stuff and the important stuff. this is all great, but will it really make a difference to people?

Whenever I’m struggling for inspiration I’ll ALWAYS take 5minutes out and watch ‘The bench scene’. It reminds me about what’s important to me and what I want the main focus of Speakeasy Club to be about.

If you haven’t already, take a few minutes to watch that scene. The closing few lines hit hard…”Personally, I don’t give a shit about all that, because you know what? I can’t learn anything from you I can’t read in some fuckin’ book. Unless you wanna talk about you, who you are. And I’m fascinated. I’m in. But you don’t wanna do that, do you, sport? You’re terrified of what you might say. Your move, chief.”

When was the last time you sat back and genuinely looked at who you are? Take just 10minutes this week and ask yourself the following questions:

  1. What excites you?
  2. What are you passionate about ?
  3. What motivates you?
  4. What confuses you?
  5. What upsets you?
  6. What triggers you?

The last 3 questions are scary. They are the one’s we often ask ourselves about yet rarely investigate further. Being vulnerable is one of life’s most destabilising and terrifying emotions.

However, it is also one of the most liberating conversations you could have with yourself. Initially, it often creates more questions that answers but when asking yourself those 6 questions and being honesty with yourself, paves the way to building confidence, developing a sense of pride and a real understanding of your purpose.

6 questions is a lot to work through so take your time and maybe choose one or two to start with. It’s ever evolving and I’m still working through mine, but below is where I am at the minute:

Of course, you don’t have to do anything. You don’t have to ask yourself any questions at all, but if we don’t look for the answers how can anything get better?

”Your move chief.”

Have a great week and Speak Easy