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Unpacking 'Camping in France': Terry's Take on Growth Mindset and How to Find Your Voice

Imagine a place where time slows down, and the clatter of daily life fades into the background. This is where Find Your Voice’s co-founder, Terry Beard, often retreats — not to a secluded wilderness, but to the vibrant heart of Paris. He calls this retreat "Camping in France," a metaphor for his personal journey of reflection and growth.

Find a quiet spot in a garden in Montmartre
Sacre-Coeur, Paris, France

Terry shares insights from his journey of self awareness:

A Backdrop for Reflection: "In Paris, each cobblestone tells a story," Terry muses. "It’s where I’ve learned that distance from the familiar can offer the clearest perspective on what truly matters." His experiences at favorite haunts like Au Vieux Comptoir aren’t just about savoring French cuisine but about relishing the connections that shape our lives.

Reading as a Window to Wisdom: "Books," Terry says, "are my companions in solitude." Through the biographies of transformative figures like Albert Einstein and Josephine Baker, he draws lessons that transcend time and place, reminding us that, "We are the authors of our destinies, standing on the shoulders of those who came before us."

The Essence of 'Camping': Terry's 'camping' is an act of deliberate stillness. "It's about finding solace in gardens, letting the written word guide my thoughts, and allowing the stories of the past to inform my present."

Find Your Voice outside of Paris in the Loire Valley
Château de Chenonceau, France

A Page from Churchill: Reflecting on a biography of Winston Churchill, Terry shares a resonating insight: "Churchill faced adversities but saw them as chapters in a larger story. He taught me that our challenges aren't endpoints but beginnings."

Terry's 'Camping in France' isn't just about travel — it's a philosophy. "Take time to step away," he advises. "Read, reflect, and allow yourself the space to grow. Your ‘camping’ spot might just be a book and a moment of quiet — enough to give you the perspective you need to find your voice."

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