FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY.
Isn’t that how the saying goes?
Well this was me – well and truly ‘feeling the fear’ -yesterday as I sat in the carpark outside @jack_and_alice #Thame yesterday evening.
I was about to go in and do the #powerhour on ‘Curating a Confident Mindset through your Strengths’ for the brilliant @girltribegang #ThameTribe, hosted by their super-talented tribe leader @bossyourpr.
The irony is not lost on me that I was having such a crisis of confidence, minutes before presenting on how to boost your own, erm, confidence.
I have spent over 15 years in corporate environments running similar workshops for teams and yet the prospect of standing up in front of a friendly, welcoming crowd of talented women had apparently floored me. Go figure.?♀️
“Surely people won’t be interested in what I have to say? Everyone knows all this stuff already, don’t they? What if I forget what I want to tell them? What if, what if…?”Truth be told, my new mahusive earrings helped me get over myself …as did Fiona of @bossyourpr’s warm welcome.
From the moment @bossyourpr arrived, I was made to feel at ease and so genuinely welcomed. I have presented to many a ‘reluctant’ audience during my years as an employee engagement and organisational development professional, and to really have the ears of 20 odd people was so refreshing.
I’ve had some really lovely feedback which has inspired me to do this sort of thing more often. Feeling the fear and doing it anyway has genuinely given me the boost I needed to get out there more and talk to people about how I can help them through my #success, #career #maternity and #returntowork #coaching.
It’s even made me think about running my own workshops locally to #Bucks and #Oxfordshire for talented women who just need to reconnect with why they are great at what they do and overcome those pesky mental hurdles that block us at every turn.
So my big takeaway from last night is to JFDI. Just f*$%&£! do it. Once you’ve done it, you’ll be surprised at how good you’ll feel and empowered to do it again, bigger and better and bolder.
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