Finish It! Friday with Bindu Wiles

March 11, 2011

in Finish It! Fridays, Finishing Stuff

Every week on Finish It! Friday, I invite groovy folks to talk about finishing what they started. We keep it short & sweet. I capture their answers on video. And you get a direct sight line into their mind’s eye.

It’s the same three questions, every time:

1. Do you finish everything you start?
2. How do you get unstuck when you’re having trouble finishing?
3. What are you really, really, REALLY good at?

This week, we’ve got the juicy Bindu Wiles, who takes a circuitous path to finishing. I like to call it the “sometimes you have to go around the block to get next door” technique (thank you Barry Goldberg, for this teaching that I keep re-learning).

Can’t see the video? Click here.

If you are grazing and want my favorite parts of the interview, I LOVED it when Bindu said she accepts her self-doubt and makes time to lay on the couch and let it pass at the start of any project. She and I share the “call in the troops” (and only the cream of the crop, people) to get support when she gets stuck. When Bindu reaches deep, she taps into her faith and discipline to see her through the toughest bits.

Are you struggling to finish what you start? Are you a masterful finisher? Or somewhere in between? I’d love to play with you! Join me as a Finish It! Friday guest by emailing me at: info@dyanavalentine.com

Please leave your finishing struggles, tips and stories in the comments.

  • http://hannahsharvest.com Hannah Marcotti

    Honestly, the combination of the two of you is outrageous.

  • http://www.wicked-whimsy.com Michelle

    Yay! The Dyanabling makes an appearance again :DnnI so hear what Bindu is saying about the self-doubt in the middle. Honestly, one of my biggest stuckness points is second guessing myself, and having the hardest time figuring out whether there is genuinely a problem in this (situation, project, etc.) or if I’m just second guessing myself. And so far, the best solution I’ve found is to just wait it out, set the project aside for 24 or 48 hours, and see how I feel when I come back to it clearheaded. nnThanks for sharing this interview, great Friday booster!

  • http://twitter.com/Steph_Watanabe Stephanie Watanabe

    I agree with Hannah ~ seeing you both together makes my day!!nAnd BIndu – you are indeed BRILLIANT at inspiring. You’ve inspired me in a big way. Yay!!

  • http://twitter.com/JenPriceDavis Jen Davis

    I love it! My favorite part of this video is when Bindu reacts to hearing herself saying that her super power is the ability to inspire others. It takes so much to acknowledge your deepest gifts, especially among witnesses.nnMy biggest struggle is a feeling of being inept…it’s that moment when all those questions mentioned in the video come up…is this relevant, useful, etc. I actually let it silence me for a long time and I tried doing what I thought was relevant & useful with some success. I now recognize that inept feeling as me over-trying. A blend of my right to decide my life path and just resting gently and weightlessly in that moment of perceived incapability work together to nurture me and help me to be still internally, gently release the trying and, in doing so, embrace being.

  • http://twitter.com/Later_Bloomer Elle B

    Hi Dyana, just found you through someone else I adore, Jennifer Louden and WOW! I won’t be late for the party this coming Friday. I was stunned that Bindu not only factors “couch time” into the start of a project, but that she trips over her sense of self-doubt and actually gets sick. I think she really means sick, and I find that often happens to me. Cold, flu, back goes out, etc. What an insight! Thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/Later_Bloomer Elle B

    Hi Dyana, just found you through someone else I adore, Jennifer Louden and WOW! I won’t be late for the party this coming Friday. I was stunned that Bindu not only factors “couch time” into the start of a project, but that she trips over her sense of self-doubt and actually gets sick. I think she really means sick, and I find that often happens to me. Cold, flu, back goes out, etc. What an insight! Thanks.

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