#79: How Curiosity Can Conquer Your Fears and Help You Create | Dzifa Awunyo-Akaba

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What does it take to become more confident in who you are as a Creating Maven? 

Do you need to jab yourself in the arm? Spin around 3 times and skip over a stream? 

You can try any of these things but I assure you, it’ll get you nowhere. 

My guest on this episode Dzifa Awuno-Akaba is a photographer who struggles to claim the title even though she takes gorgeous jaw-dropping photos. 

Can you relate? 

Are you struggling with doubts about creating? 

Do you find that you want to get things to be just so or you want to show up in a particular way and that desire holds you back from creating? 

Have you told yourself that you can’t have the title of being a Creating Maven because you don’t fit the criteria perfectly?  

Dzifa gets it and shares key insights from her creating journey on how to use curiosity to overcome her fears and gain confidence in creating.  

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • Why creating even when you’re tired is just the energy boost you need 

  • Powerful questions to lean into your curiosity and overcome your fears

  • Tips for taking confident action toward creating more when you doubt your abilities 

If you’ve been feeling doubts about your creating abilities lately then this is just the boost you need! 

About my guest: Dzifa Awunyo-Akaba is a photographer who seeks to create visual stories that evoke a sense of nostalgia, curiosity, and wonder.  She seeks to capture emotions that resonate with human experience like the joy of a moment,

solitude, the warmth of human connections the beauty of nature and the brightness of life.  Her photographs over the years have included things she captured while wandering the neighborhoods of her hometown of DC to the captivating urban and rural landscapes of Ghana, Mali, Cuba, Spain, Italy, Scotland, South Africa, New Orleans, and Mexico. 

Follow Dzifa on Instagram: @dakaba 

About: The Reframe to Create podcast is hosted by Joy Spencer, an Executive Leadership and Storytelling Coach, Speaker, and Organizational Development Consultant working with professionals and leaders at all levels within organizations.  Joy leverages over 17 years of experience she gained while working to champion change in social justice movements, including those related to global access to essential medicines and consumer advocacy for online privacy.  This work required a dogged commitment to not merely challenging the status quo, but to reimagining and working towards creating an ideal future.  It is this commitment to creating that has shaped Joy’s coaching philosophy and approach today. Using her signature C.R.E.A.T.E. framework, Joy guides her clients through a process to become incomparable in work so they can get paid to be themselves.  

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