Tonight (or Oct 21st, if you read this on a different day than I wrote it), I am speaking at Living Extraordinary. I am totally excited to be with a group of amazing speakers, sold out house and the magic that Kate and Conscious Divas creates.
I am nervous. Which is funny to me, because I love this stuff, and it’s not like I haven’t worked to groups this size, frequently. And it is only 7 minutes … hell, I could fill that just by introducing myself. And still nervous.
Here is what I think is going on. It represents something bigger for me. This night, this act, represents me stepping out into my bigger life. And so the fear is bigger than just speaking (which is fun for me). It is about being seen, it is about letting myself shine, it is about being fully me for all to see. It’s vulnerable and it’s scary shit no matter what. As humans we are wired to not do that, except that doing that is what makes us feel fully alive. It is what reminds us about who we really are, and what makes our hearts pound.
I, for one, have been craving that. As an expert in my chosen field it is so easy to go to sleep at the wheel. To be the sage on the stage, doing what I know. But that is not what I am up to in this life. Like many of you, I am here to stretch myself and grow and try new things. Even when they make me feel like I might barf.
So today, in celebration of breast cancer awareness month, and of being alive, I am choosing FULLY alive. I am choosing to do something that scares me, I am choosing to stretch, and I am choosing to cross the threshold into a new life and a new way of being.
Who wants to join me?
And what does that look like for you?
Please inspire us all by sharing that thing that stretches you, scares you and you know is your next powerful step!!