I remember when I decided that I wanted to speak publicly....
I was #terrified at just the thought
My knees knocked harder than a toddler playing drums
My throat was dryer than a desert in Egypt
And you could have literally blew me over with a piece of paper
To say I was scared doesn't do it justice
Now, though I still get scared
I am #Speaking!!!
With the help of my local Toastmasters
I am now able to engage in extemporaneous speaking... y'all this was a REAL challenge... 12 seconds later
I can plan, prepare, and successfully deliver a speech
Buy why.... why is any of this important???
My job doesn't require me to speak publicly.... my dream does
My job doesn't care about capturing my audience, vocal variety or stage presence.... my dream does
Following my dream is scary
There are many distractions along the way
At first it seems crazy
There will be haters, naysayers, and critics
The dream is liberating
It doesn't matter who says you can't, as long as you believe you can. You and God are the Majority
Gamble on yourself... the odds are in your favor
Thanks to my local Toastmasters... I am a: 3× Best Speaker recipient and as of last night a 2× Best Table Topics (extemporaneous speaking) presenter
Y'all we hear it all the time... go after your #dreams
We only have this one life...
What are you dreaming about?
What gives you butterflies when you think of doing it?
What are you labeling as crazy because you think you need a cheering squad to persue it?
Go after that... seriously,GO!