Today, I’m pleased to announce that Tamarisk Saunders-Davies (a connections catalyst) from London, UK, is sharing her thoughts on perseverance with us. One of my favourite things about blogging is the people you randomly connect with from around the world. Tamarisk and I have so much in common, and I’m blessed that she is sharing her lessons with us!
I have interviewed many people for my “Profiles of Perseverance” series about how they persevere through many types of obstacles. After Tamarisk reached out and shared her story with me, I had to ask her to be part of this series. She is a brave indidivual who perseveres despite the challenges she is presented with in life. Tamarisk has really inspired me, and I thank her for talking about difficult subjects. It was really fitting to hear from an individual who is at high-risk of developing cancer, as many people in my life have been affected by cancer. As Tamarisk describes herself: “I’m a Connections Catalyst. Awesome title, right? Yeah, I made it up because ‘life coach’ doesn’t remotely sum up who I am, what I believe, or how I show up in the world. My purpose is to help you get more of what you want by showing you how to create the foundation from which to get it. We’re talking: greater confidence, clarity, and commitments around your emotional and spiritual well-being.”
Thanks, Tamarisk, for sharing with us the lessons you have learned throughout your life! Read Tamarisk’s interview below and feel free to leave comments afterwards
Providing some light in your life today from London, UK (c) Arianna’s Random Thoughts
1. What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? Who did you receive it from?
The best pieces of advice are deceptively simple, I find. While I’ve had countless superb pieces of advice in my life, the piece that’s stuck with me is this: “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”
One of my counselling supervisors said it to me in a conversation where I was discussing my client cases. It’s obvious; it’s simple; but man is it true!
2. How important is mentorship in terms of your success?
Crucial. One of my values and one of my strengths is a love of learning, so having mentors (both formal and informal) has always appealed to me.