I’ve taken on a Challenge and I couldn’t be more excited!
I Dare Ya! I Double Dog Dare Ya! Do you remember saying that as a kid when you were challenged to do something that made you a little bit scared or heck….A LOT scared? It seems that we form our responses to those dares quite early.
I sadly was not one to always take on dares or challenges when I was younger, because of my fears. I ultimately have no real idea what those fears were. I imagine they were about not wanting embarrass myself or looking foolish, so I would opt to not take on a lot of dares/challenges. As I got a bit older and a bit more BOLD I started to be a bit more brave and take on some of those Double Dog Dares. Simply put, to “double dog dare” someone is to challenge them emphatically or defiantly, to take on the “challenge”.
Remember This Movie?
I chuckle a bit, because this reminds me of the Holiday Time Movie: A Christmas Story. If you’ve seen this then you may recall that in one scene, before class two of the characters ague over what would happen if someone stuck their tongue to a frozen flag pole. One of the kids is dared/challenged to stick his tongue to the pole to find out. It starts out with a Dare and quickly becomes a Triple Dog Dare.
All rights to this video go to WarnerBros.
Though this “Triple Dog Dare” did not necessarily have a great outcome, it does show that without taking on a challenge you just may never know what your outcome may be. Taking on new challenges or dares can make us stronger and Bolder.
Challenge Made – Challenge Accepted
I’m super excited to be participating in a Marketing Challenge offered by my business coach, Kelly McCausey. Kelly is instrumental in getting me off my behind to work towards building dreams I have been only talking about for quite some time. In fact she is the cornerstone for many individuals wanting to throw their hat into the entrepreneurial ring.
Creativity Found Everywhere
So why am I sharing this here in our creative space?
Creativity can be found in all aspects of our lives. For too long I’ve allowed myself to be intimidated and overwhelmed to learn about how YouTube works as a source to share my creativity.
So, I have decided to take on the challenge of starting a YouTube channel for Create Scout, which will afford me more opportunities to reach out and share amazingly beautiful creative projects, ideas and tutorials with all of you.
This Stretch Yourself Challenge offers live interactive training that meets regularly. If this intrigues or interests you, please click this Stretch Yourself Challenge link (yes it is an affiliate link), or if you have questions, please reach out to me. I would love to help support you in your dreams as well.
I will certainly be making updates on how my challenge is going. Wish me success!
Great post. So thrilled to have you joining us for the challenge. And the one you picked to focus on, YouTube channel, seems like the perfect next step for your biz! Looking forward to watching you develop this during the challenge.
Teresa Miller says
Love your post, Lynn! That movie is a MUST in our household every year. My husband and my son have to watch it multiple times, even though they’ve seen it already dozens of times.
And yes, sometimes you get kicked in the face when you ask for what you really, really want (by Santa Claus no less!) but if you persevere, you’ll be successful in the end.
I wish you the best of success with your challenge!
Love that movie. So glad that you’re taking the challenge to create a YouTube Channel for your site and videos! Sometimes we just have to go for it! I know you’ll be successful and I look forward to seeing you in the SYC community! To Your Success!
Stephanie Watson says
It’s amazing how you can unleash creativity when you surround yourself with imaginative and creative people! I’m so happy to see you double dog dare yourself to take part in this challenge and to get the word out about it to others. I know from experience that these challenges push you through the discomfort of fear and to the other side to joy and success. Congratulations!
Thank you Stephanie! I have learned so much about myself and what I am truly capable of, by taking on challenges. I have started to see things in a new creative way.
Anita Hampl says
Congratulations on YouTube challenge you are pursuing, Lynn! I’ll look foward to watching for it. And what a great suggestion that your audience also take advantage of the tons of wisdom and advice that Kelly offers–both in the course and on her Facebook group.
Thank you Anita I’ve got some fun things I want to share in my page here as well as on my upcoming YouTube channel.
Rosie Battista says
Yes you need to share your gifts on a you tube channel ! That would be so fun to SEE the creative projects.
Thank you for taking the time to comment and support my post, Rosie! Lots of creativity coming soon. 🙂
Go gurl, go! Those fears do get set in place soooooo early (and I do remember that scene with the frozen pole!). I keep asking myself “what’s the worst that could happen?” And it has helped!
You’ve got this…
So true, that we stop ourselves based by our fears…It’s time for us to change our thinking and say what is the best thing that could happen, right?
Joyce Dias says
I remember when someone dared me to sing on stage in public (I can’t hold a tune to save my life or anyone else’s) but I let no dare go unpunished. When I accepted I told them, either I will be discovered as the newest singing sensation…or someone will have to pay me to stop singing (to each her business model) LOL! I never let competence (or lack of it) get in the way of a jolly good challenge!
I LOVE your outlook on that challenge/dare…and even at the worst possible scenario, you were ready to turn it into a positive, by having them pay money to have you stop. LOL! Priceless nugget of inspiration.
Benecia Ponder says
Wishing you great success on your challenges!
Thank you for stopping by and sharing your support Benecia!
Kat Sturtz says
Reading your post took me back to my school days. I didn’t do challenges. I didn’t do roller coasters. I remember times I was raring to something really challenging only to find my feet wouldn’t move or my mouth wouldn’t open or my hand wouldn’t let me sign my name to the get-in sheet. Eventually, things changed … I changed … because I wasn’t willing to accept the status quo anymore. I’m glad I signed on for this challenge. And delighted you are participating, too. See you at the finish line!
Thank you for sharing that personal insight, Kat! Things changed…You changed! Bravo! Keep up the great work and YES, see you at the finish line to celebrate.
Shannon Smith says
Haha! Love your description and “visuals” including the video. Fun!
Looking forward to stretching with you!
Thank you for stopping by and supporting me in this challenge, Shannon!
Hazel Palache says
Great post, really enjoyed reading it. Reminded me a lot about double dares in my younger years but we can still do the same when we get older, which is why we are doing the #SYC. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for stopping by and for your support, Hazel.
Oh No – not the tongue on the lightpole!!!! (that is one of my favorite Christmas movies 🙂 I can’t wait to see your new CreateScout You Tube channel. Good luck to you on the challenge this month!
Thank you for stopping by Meredith! I appreciate your support.
Tish Lee says
That is one of my all time favorite movies – watch it a few times every year during the holidays 🙂 Love that you used it in your post.
I think the challenge you’re focusing on, YouTube channel is perfect for your creative business! What a powerful way to share your creativity with others.
By the way – I could have sworn I already commented so if you get 2 comments from me, just delete one 😉
This is definitely a Holiday favorite movie for me as well. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your support.
Jennifer Burke says
I love how you’ve thrown yourself full force into Create Scout and now to the Stretch Yourself Challenge! I don’t think you even really needed a Double Dog Dare to do it either. 😀 I’m sure this challenge will tap in to your creativity – can’t wait to see what comes forth!
Thank you Jennifer! You’re right, no double or triple do dare needed here. LOL!
Melissa Brown says
I love that movie and what a great example of a dare–actually a triple dog dare! The Stretch Yourself Challenge will have a much better outcome, I’m positive! Can’t wait to see how we all s.t.r.e.t.c.h.!
Thank you for stopping by Melissa! Yes, all of this stretching is gonna make us stronger and bolder.
Ha ha ha I knew double or triple dipping but didn’t know about “Double, and Triple Dog Dare.”
Thank you for stopping by Sabrina. I appreciate your support.
Brook Packard says
The Ralphie reference really grabbed me, Lynn! When we laugh and access our inner playful child, creativity follows. Here’s to everyone’s success in the Stretch Yourself Challenge.
YES! Being playful makes any challenge all the more fun. See you at the finish line to celebrate.
Luanna Rodham says
Lynn! I love “A Christmas Story!” And, I felt the same way with the challenge. I needed to be triple dog dared this time. I never even considered it in the past, but I am ready to grow this year 🙂
LOL! Thank you for stopping by Luanna!
I’m really enjoying seeing what everyone is doing for the SYC, so much creativity and excitement 🙂 Thank you for sharing the journey.
Omigoodness, do you know I absolutely despise that movie you’re referencing? LOL! I don’t know why – I just can’t stand it AND everyone I know LOVES It.
Ahh well, that’s off topic isn’t it?
I love watching you STRETCH Lynn! Here’s to an amazing September!
Thank you for your support and for the Stretch Yourself Dare/Challenge, Kelly!
LOL! This movie is an annual watch at my house. I love the nostalgia it brings to my heart every time I watch it.
Rena Tucker says
OMG, Lynn, you posted one of my all-time favorite movie clips! I laugh hysterically every time I see that scene!!!
I also love that you brought up the fact that we can never know what the outcome will be unless we’re willing to take a risk and accept a challenge. I can honestly say that accepting the Stretch Yourself Challenge has already made me stronger and bolder.
Here’s to being SYC Finishers, and experiencing all the positive outcomes it brings!
Thank you for stopping by Rena! I am excited that we are all working on the SYC together for a common goal to FINISH! Yay, for challenges that make us grow bolder.
Hi Lynn! So glad you’re going to be jumping aboard the YouTube boat with me! Can’t wait to see how you stretch yourself and let your creativity fly! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by Kristin! Sending you tons of support in your quest to joining the YouTube boat as well.
Karin Crompton says
I love it! I think a YouTube channel will be great. Can’t wait to see you get that going and rock it! (Also, this is one of my favorite all-time movies … almost that time of year again! I never tire of it.)
Julie Van De Wyngaerde says
Oh yes, I dare you! I remember those dares as a kid and was never good with them. I never had enough confidence in myself to believe that I could do whatever someone dared me to. Of course as children, the dares were not very beneficial to anyone involved either.
As I’ve gotten older, I love a good challenge, only because my belief in my abilities has grown. I find that when I take on a challenge my self confidence expands just from the mere fact that I accepted the challenge. It’s a win win!
Here’s to us stretching and growing through challenges!
Carol Bremner says
The photo of the boy sticking his tongue on the frozen pole reminded me of the time my son did the same thing. Thankfully these dares of Kelly’s are beneficial ones.
Samantha Angel says
I’m excited to see you inspire creativity with your new YouTube channel. Great to be stretching with you!
Thank you for your support Samantha!
Renee Cohn Jones says
Oh my goodness! I still say “Triple Dog Dare Ya” all the time! What a fun post and I love how you tied it to creativity – your youtube channel is going to be awesome (too bad it won’t be shiny -bet I bet it will have BOLD colors and ideas!). 🙂