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Disappointment is OK | UA34
Episode 345th October 2021 • The Unlikely Artist • Graced Canvas
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If you’re a human, you’ll experience disappointment. If you’re a growing and evolving human, you’ll experience even more of it. And that’s OK.

In this episode, I share practical steps you can use to navigate through a major disappointment and come out the other side. You’ll learn how to feel the disappointment, turn your attention away from what you did wrong to what you did right, deepen your self compassion, and translate the disappointment into ongoing learning that will inspire you and others in years to come.

For some added encouragement, I share my own story of a major and public disappointment as a new coach, and why I now believe that it was the best thing that could have happened.


If you’d like help navigating through the disappointments and limitations that keep preventing you from creating the career and life you want, let’s connect on a free coaching consultation call. I’ll help diagnosis your issues and recommend steps you could take to head in a new and more fulfilling direction. To schedule your free coaching consultation call, just go to and click on the blue “Free Personal Strategy Session” button.

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I’m a former international tax lawyer and senior partner with Ernst & Young. I left the law in 2014 to learn how to paint. After a couple years painting and selling my work, I became passionate about helping other people who feel stuck in their careers and lives and want to feel more personally fulfilled, invigorated and soul connected. I now spend my time painting, coaching, and creating live events at the George Russell Academy of Creative Expansion in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada.