A monthly video series about Vulnerability + Pleasure
Today’s V-Spot question: What is your Achilles Heel?
(Achilles was the so-called invincible Greek demigod who only had one vulnerable spot on his body, his heel, so that’s where he gets shot and finally succumbs. His mother the goddess Thetis dipped him in the River Styx to make him immortal but the place where her thumb was grasping his ankle didn’t get dipped.)
So often when we talk about marketing and entrepreneurship the heroic metaphors of battle are used like, “tactics,” “strategy,” “launching” … you name it.
It’s no wonder we are afraid to talk about our weaknesses – for fear that we’ll be shot down and killed.
I’ll start. My BIG achilles heel is my need to be liked by mostly everyone. It has pushed me to do things that have caused me embarrassment or to not speak something that felt true. It has caused me to hold back from shining, being “too great” or thinking “too big.”
There’s an unconscious part of me that’s waiting to be shot down, or abandoned and rejected when I reveal my true self.
So there you have it. My vulnerable spot.
My theory is that if we have a place to safely share our vulnerable spots, we can transcend our limitations and feel more FREE. And, when I feel more free I feel deep pleasure. Mmmm hmmmm.
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