Does the thought of getting on stage in front of a group of people leave you in a cold sweat??
Perhaps you’re fine with the prospect of speaking, but selling from stage is terrifying? You’re not alone. Studies have shown that 1 in 4 people fear public speaking more than they fear death.
As Jerry Seinfeld once said,
“… this means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.”
What is at the root of this fear? The answer isn’t as complicated as you might think. In fact, you probably know it instinctively.
Take a moment, have a quick think and write down the first thing that pops into your head. Don’t cheat and skip to the end! Go ahead … pause here a moment and come back when you’ve written it down.
Now, keep that piece of paper close and let’s carry on!
Shine your light!
As a speaker and as someone who trains others to speak, I see beautiful, brainy, brilliant people who fear letting their light shine on stage.
When I see these same people blossom into calm, confident, contagiously enthusiastic speakers, I see not only a change in their ability to present on stage, but their entire lives begin to shift from ‘good enough’ and ‘okay’ to ‘magical’ and ‘outstanding’.
Although you may not realise it, you’re not nearly as far away from being where you want to be as you think you are. It’s a just a decision to follow your heart!
My secret limiting belief!
I’ll let you in on a secret … when I was a kid I was so painfully shy that I wouldn’t even answer the home phone. If the phone rang, I would make someone else answer it.
Why was I so shy? Well, I had some limiting beliefs about myself that held me back. When I realised this and started to work on turning those beliefs around, my life began to gather momentum.
All of a sudden, the things I wanted began to snap into place like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.
What do you reckon is the #1 secret that was holds people back from having everything they ever wanted?
It’s time to look at your piece of paper … what did you write down?
You’ve got it!
The only thing that has the power to hold you back from having everything you have ever wanted is YOU.
You are smart enough …
You are strong enough …
You are enough.
The moment you choose to accept this… to let go of your limiting beliefs and to step out of your own way, you can begin to build the life you have always wanted. Make that choice now and watch the life of your dreams unfold before you.
And when you are again struck by the negative feelings or when the fear that you can’t do it threatens to overwhelm you, remember:
Without fear there is no courage.
Without doubt there is no certainty.
Without the possibility of failure you could not know the ecstasy of triumph.
Work with me to make 2013 the year you step up to your vision… when you not only get paid to speak, but to build passive income so that you can live the ultimate lifestyle and enjoy the freedom to do whatever you want, from anywhere in the world you want to do it.