The first conversation Tara Mohr and I ever had, about four years ago, was about her desire to write a book (I was writing Zen Under Fire at the time) and how she was confronting the fears, doubts and challenges that come with the kind of ‘playing big’ it takes to do so.
About a year later we met in Taos, and I discovered that Tara is all the things I look for in my friends – smart, warm, funny, brave, able to be vulnerable and courageous in equal measure, generous, creative, kind and loyal. I’m grateful to call her a friend and deeply admiring of the important work she’s doing in the world.
Because now she has written that book. In fact, she has written a very important book, a book all about women ‘Playing Big’ by which she means simply finding the courage, the skills, the tools and the support to voice and implement the changes we want to see—in ourselves and in the world.
Playing Big provides real, practical tools to help women quiet self-doubt, identify their callings, “unhook” from praise and criticism, unlearn counterproductive good girl habits, and begin taking bold action.
In this interview Tara and I talk specifically about callings (how do we recognise them?) and how we’ve both had to learn to receive both praise and criticism with perspective and some detachment.
Get your copy of Tara’s book here: www.taramohr.com/book.