How dabbling with lots of things can bring you happiness.

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Becca Piastrelli on how dabbling with lots of things can bring you happiness. http://rachelrofe.com/becca-piastrelli-on-how-dabbling-with-lots-of-things-can-bring-you-happiness

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Becca is the woman behind the The Dabblist . Her manifesto: To rid the taboo around the term, dabbler and instead to infuse it with a sense of alchemy and wonder.

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Given the freedom to dabble, we can be the creators of our own joy.

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Becca gives people permission, in a sense, to have lots of passions, to try lots of things and to not feel like you need to have some major end goal in everything you do. There’s a real lightheartedness to what she teaches coupled with a lot of wisdom. Everyday stressed out people can just learn so much from her.

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She left her corporate job and started new life for herself. She’s really just celebrating every day that passes since she left her corporate job because every day has been it’s own sort of triumphs and as struggle and it’s all just going towards beautiful direction that she is creating every day and it feels really awesome.

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She believed, she was a victim of economy!! She had a six-figure job. She was really good at it. She was loved buy the people she worked with and who worked for her. She had MBA. Everything looked good and she had a lot of guilt because she felt like she should be more grateful for what she had because ultimately, she wasn't really contented.

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Her entire life was about—like working her way towards “success.”

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She started a blog called:

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How did she decide to quit her job? She took a lot of saying “I will,” like at some point, “I will leave my job. Maybe I’ll just try to make some money from ads on the blog,” She went to Live Free retreet in Sonoma and she was in aroom full of women who she fely supported by and created the feelings of safety and belonging. She also heard the quote by Sarah Jenks “The future is made up of the choices you’re making right now" and that made her decide.

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Becca’s mind shift in her everyday life “Eagles have their babies on a nest on the side of a cliff. When the babies are ready, they have to basically jump out of the nest and off the side of the cliff and they either fly or they plunge to their death.” - Amber Ray Amber told her: “You either fly or you die, girl.” It was an intense metaphor that motivates her.

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Her struggle but she told yourself that she had to keep flying. There’s the self-doubt and the fear. She thinks a lot of that has to do with the way she grew up and the way a lot of us are conditioned. “That self-doubt really is that little girl who just wants to get an A+ on the test. That’s a constant battle and that’s when I tell myself to keep strengthening the muscle that is my inner compass and to rely on dear friends and colleagues who encourage me to basically keep flapping because my path is my path and I’m in charge of it. It is going well and I don’t need anyone to give me an A+ on my report card to tell me that.” - Becca

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When she was in a moment of self-doubt, she reminds herself and she reaches out to her friends to help her keep on track. “There’s a funny phenomenon that is we have to do this alone and asking for help is weakness. I know, somehow, that has been imprinted on me at some point in my life, in my 28 years. Really, no one should do anything alone. We all used to live in tribes and supported each other and one person’s genius can be another person’s challenge point.” - Becca

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How she feels when she’s dabbling and what that looks like for her. Continue….

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My action steps are to dabble every day, for sure. I’ve actually been delving more into the science and statistics behind dabbling and play because just using myself as a test subject, I can see how dabbling and play has created more self-direction and contentment and pleasure in my life. I’ve become really obsessed with herbal remedies and creating my own natural beauty and natural care products. That’s what it looks like right now. Some people thought that maybe I was pursuing herbalism . I said, “No, no, I’m not an herbalist. I’m a dabblist .” That was the season of my life. We all have seasons to our lives. I really dislike be defined as one type of a person. - Becca

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Example of Dabbling: According to the sister-in-law of Becca : “I think it’s really cool that I can love my Kate Spade bag and also make my own lotion and also be into essential oils but have my Vogue magazine right next to my essential oil book.”

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H ow she has seen people’s lives changed through the dabbling. It starts with one of her dabbles that she put up on her site. The beauty and the whimsy of that dabble draws in women who then just try it. They create it and think, “Oh my gosh, I’m able to create this.” They make it for their friends. Their friends say, “This is so beautiful. Where did you buy it?” She says, “I made it.”

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Becca’s Struggle I’m now working with a health coach. That’s because right before I left my job, I had this vision of a laptop on the beach. I was going to lose 20 pounds. I was going to get up every morning, meditate, and have a green smoothie. I was going to be this glowing model of a woman six months in. As most entrepreneurs tell you, in the beginning, you’re finding a whole new rhythm. I’m now 100% responsible for my entire business and my income and because I’m a former people pleaser and corporate manager, I just dove in headfirst. I have a tendency to overwork and to forget to eat or when I get a little scared or anxious, I emotionally eat. I’m still working on my caffeine addiction. I openly share this with my audience because I totally believe in talking about what you’re struggling with and when you share that, your community can come and support you and give you tips and you can experience that unconditional love that I believe really supports transformation. I finally am working with a health coach. I’ve been wanting to for a long time. - Becca

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Becca’s advice for people who are scared to make changes in their lives. Becca : The best advice I ever got when I desired huge change and transformation in my life is to start small . I would say think about this next week and just make one little shift. What is one thing that every time you do it or you encounter it, it makes you feel contracted or icky and how can you transform that? Is there a friend or an acquaintance that every time you talk to her you feel icky? Maybe you can talk to her over email instead or avoid talking to that person. Every time you have an iced coffee at 3:00 p.m., because all your coworkers are going for a coffee break, then you have the jitters for the rest of the day. Instead of getting an iced coffee, just get some ice water with lemon and walk around with that. It sounds so small, but those small little moments where you make another choice just empowers you to make another one of those choices again the next day.

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Becca Piastrelli   http://www.thedabblist.com

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