Double Secret Agents



Hey, there! Welcome to Episode 17 of Fashionably LATE with Danne Reed.

In the last episode I shared with you Passion Assassins - what they are, how to identify them and how to eliminate them.

In today's episode, I'm sharing my favorite tip for eliminating Passion Assassins, and that is -- creating your Double Secret Agent.

If you can envision a Passion Assassin as a nasty little creature that sneaks up and kills your dreams, then think of your Double Secret Agent as a bad-ass character who eliminates Passionate Assassins before they can kill your dreams.

Ultimately, the Double Secret Agent is you at your very best. It's an archetype, if you will, of your internal authentic spirit, the person that you truly are at your core and the person that it will excite you to become. 

Your Double Secret Agent can be deployed for all sorts of figurative missions:

- Eliminating passion assassins.

- It can become your inner coach or your inner cheerleader.

- It can help you make decisions

- It can provide guidance in times of challenge or hardship.

- The double secret agent can help you create a vision for your best future, a vision of you at your very best.

What it really does is introduce a little bit of fun, sassiness, and playfulness into your personal growth efforts.

Think about archetypes and decide which one excites you the most.

- Stealthy secret agent?

- Glamorous movie star?

- Powerful superhero?

- Bad-ass warrior woman?

- Adventurous heroine or intrepid explorer?

- Wise elf queen (like the noble Galadriel from Lord of the Rings)?

I want to encourage you to create your own Double Secret Agent. Whatever archetype speaks to you the most, get a vision of that in your head and use this Double Secret Agent or this archetype to combat your own Passion Assassins. Preferably, you would find, or even create an avatar that represents your Double Secret Agent and put a picture of it someplace where you will see it. Give her details, remembering that she is the best version of you. She is You, without the doubt, fear or self-criticism. She's you with confidence and inner strength and wisdom and determination.

Consider her a powerful tool in your personal growth journey. Have internal dialogues with your Double Secret Agent.

What would she do in any given situation?

What choice would she make?

How would she react to challenges that come up in your life?

What would she think about that mean thought that you just had about yourself, or that Passion Assassin that just crept up in your mind, when you thought about having your dream home or starting your dream business?

What would she say or do when she came across a Passion Assassin inside your psyche that was getting ready to kill your dreams? How would she react to that?

Remember that she's the best version of you!

Having a Double Secret Agent as a separate identity helps me in a couple of ways:

1. Visualization. When I can visualize my Passion Assassins as nasty little creatures that are destroying my ability to become my best self, and my Double Secret Agent as my best self, I get clarity on how to move towards being that person that I want to be.

2. Envisioning my best self as a separate identity. Like most people, I find it easier to champion for others than to champion for myself. So envisioning my best self as a separate identity helps me to stand up for myself, helps me to eliminate Passion Assassins.

I hope that all makes sense, and I hope that you can see where this can be helpful and fun. Creating and using a Double Secret Agent can be a powerful tool in your personal growth journey.

See you in the next episode!



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