Sometimes I can't believe our lives. The situations we find ourselves in kind of take our breath away.
This weekend was one of those moments...
We felt completely honored, of course, to be asked to do this. But we had no idea what goodness was ahead for us...
Here's the way this works for public speaking:
When I feel a welling up of fear, doubt, worry, or anxiety - I choose to pursue a virtue.
In this case, I pursued LOVE for these women and desired to be a channel through which they could feel uplifted and loved.....I pursued COMPASSION for any trials that they may be facing.....HOPE that I could be my best self....FAITH (belief) that I could do this, and that I already had years of preparation and experience already within me to draw from.....GRATITUDE for this amazing opportunity to learn and grow and bond with some amazing women.....GRATITUDE for Danny, my partner in all things......GRATITUDE for the message of the blog, and that by some miracle at this time in our lives we have had this opportunity to share it with others.......JOY for this life and the experiences that we get to have....SELF-WORTH as in, I will still have self-worth, even if I fail....and again, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE for these women who are seeking good things and want to live the best lives they can, and who will likely remember my love for them more than what I say.
The result of doing this is nothing short of a miracle. And I saw that unfold this weekend. I mean, I once would have been terrified to no end in this situation, but actually went into the weekend with confidence & love. We were able to speak from our hearts and have the most beautiful experience with these women. I'll never forget it.
Two of the women have blogs and wrote out some lovely posts about the weekend retreat, including some of what we shared with them:
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL EVENING!
And thanks from the bottom of our hearts to all of you women we met over the weekend. We'll never forget that beautiful experience.
Lots of love,
P.S. Awhile back I came across these performance tips by music performer, Mindy Gledhill. These are really great and I've tried to remember these things this last year as I've had more and more speaking opportunities.
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