I listen to Classic FM mainly on my car radio whilst travelling. I also watch travel and documentary programmes on the television.
One such programme, aired a few weeks ago, was about Italy and the presenter was Alexander Armstrong. During the programme the Italians called him Xander. This made me take note of this man and his name, as well as the programme being very interesting.
I then realised that he was the presenter of various quiz programmes on the television as well as being a presenter on Classic FM.
Whilst driving my car the other day there was an announcement that Alexander Armstrong would be on at such-and-such a time. The radio host then proceeded to tell the listeners a little bit about Alexander.
He was a chorister in Edinburgh. He plays at least four musical instruments. He has won at least one Bafta for his acting. He has made some classical records as a mature adult and still finds time to present various radio and television shows.
Years ago, a person, generally a man, would have left school, got an apprenticeship, worked in the same place for thirty five years and received a gold watch at the end of his work life.
I am saying here that you do not have to do this. You can do many things. It is not a case of, 'Jack of all trades and master on none.'
I am certain that Alexander Armstrong is good at everything he does and likewise anyone else can be good at everything they do.
Psychics, like myself, do not have to read only tarot cards or angel cards or do channelling. Psychics and clairvoyants can do many things, they do not have to specialise in one area thinking that that will make them an expert.
Yes, it may well make someone an expert but we can also be experts at many things - and why not?
A competitive swimmer can do open water and swimming pool swimming. An artist could also play the piano. A ballet dance could also do ballroom dancing and learn to play the piano. The choices are endless.
So do not pigeonhole yourself. Do not label yourself - 'I am a writer' - because by doing this you are closing the door to other opportunities. By pigeonholing yourself you are telling your subconscious mind and the Universe that you are only capable of doing one thing and one thing only.
Like the birds in the photo above - spread your wings - and fly!
copyright Barbara Burgess 2017