Starting something new

I real a lot for my work. A lot of books, newspapers and increasingly blogs about brands, advertising etc.  I have just come across this amazing post from Brains on Fire.  I had to share it with you here because I found it incredibly inspirational at a time when I really needed inspiration.  The day-to-day morass really gets to me sometimes and this made me sit up and think about firsts:


I love the start of things.

I love hearing stories of first kisses and first dates. And first jobs and first cars. I cry at weddings. And when babies are born.

I underline the first sentences of almost all my books as I imagine the author’s moment of quietly deciding:

This is where I will begin.

And since we are in the conversation business, I often think of the first conversations in my life.

How so many things get decided in that very first exchange. Sometimes those first conversations evolve into amazing friendships or wonderful business relationships.

So my advice for you this Tuesday morning is simple. Become aware of the firsts around you today. See the possibilities in each new conversation. Each new road. Each new meeting or phone call. Keep your heart and your mind wide open.

Chances are something really amazing and magical will begin today…


This is such wonderful advice and something I will carry in my heart this week. Photo thanks to Brains on Fire as well.

Author: Carolyn Anna

I have a deathly fear of bees : I have a natural ballet 'turn-out' position : Most people think I walk like a duck : I use to hate my freckles when I was young, but now love them : I hate people calling me 'dude' : I have never been bitten by a spider or a snake or a horse or a dog : I never say 'cheers' at the end of a conversation or email : I always have to put on lip balm and get a glass of water before i go to bed :

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