It’s Just Words

Have you ever thought about being a Motivational Speaker?

I mean it must be easy since we talk every day. We talk to friends and family, talk in a work environment or on the telephone to make appointments etc. Talking is something we have been doing since our very first words. My first words were gully, gully gully which obviously put me in great stead to becoming a motivational speaker.

I myself talk a lot. I even do the odd Facebook Live in my group www, where I share tips and techniques on everything mindset, meditation, hypnotherapy and so much more, so surely public speaking should simply be a step up from that right!?

So why when I found myself with the opportunity of a lifetime to speak at a Global Summit for Inspiring Women did I find myself thinking “I can’t do that, I’m not a speaker. What if they hate me and I make a complete fool of myself”.

The Fear

It’s the Fear of putting yourself out there and being Vulnerable. The Fear of being rejected or made fun of. “What if I forget my words and I’m laughed at”. You see it’s not forgetting the words that gives you the crippling fear, it’s what others will think of you when you forget your words.

As Human Beings we are so concerned by what everyone else thinks that we miss so many opportunities to thrive and to shine. We keep our goals small and realistic so that, god forbid, anyone thinks that we think more of ourselves than we should.

Being the Real You

When we make the decision to step out and be seen that we truly grow in life. This leaves us with a dilemma. Stay small and never have to worry about what people think when you do something out of the ordinary. Go big, see your life expand beyond your wildest dreams and face the real possibility that not everyone will like what you say and do.

For me putting up a front is exhausting. Staying within my boundaries of what is acceptable is boring too. My life challenges have taught me just how short and how precious life is. It’s way too special to be simply ordinary.

The Fear is still there

That doesn’t mean that every time, no matter how many times I do it, that the fear does not take over because it does. The monkeys in my mind {no I’m not going crazy} get really loud and tell me all the reasons I can’t or shouldn’t do something but my “Why” the reason I do all of this is so much bigger than my “Fear” so I push through.

When you do take the step and push past that fear your confidence grows so much.

Every time something completely new comes up you will feel the fear creep up and that’s ok. It’s what you do with it that will make the difference between sitting at the end of your life saying “I wish I had done more” or saying “well it may not have always been easy but I’ve packed in everything I could and it’s been worth every second”.

The Next Step

Next month I speak again at another Global Summit and the fear is still there, but there is also excitement. Excitement that I can share my story and possibly impact someone else’s life. Excitement that I’m part of something so much bigger than myself creating change and awareness for causes that need to be addressed. Also excitement that my life has given me this amazing opportunity to thrive.

Do you have a story to tell and are ready to share it with an incredible Women’s Movement. I am now a chairperson for the next summit and I want to hear from you if you are ready to shine your light. Find out more at 



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