You guys, I've got to be honest... I get incredibly nervous before these interviews. Public speaking has always been a big fear of mine. I give workshops pretty frequently and every single time I have contemplated not showing up at all. I think, "no one wants to hear what I have to say anyway." BUT I WANT TO BE THE KIND OF GIRL WHO SHOWS UP, so I do it anyway and good things usually happen. Steven Pressfeild discusses this fear of taking action in his amazing book the "War of Art":
“Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do.
Remember our rule of thumb: The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.
Resistance is experienced as fear; the degree of fear equates to the strength of Resistance. Therefore the more fear we feel about a specific enterprise, the more certain we can be that that enterprise is important to us and to the growth of our soul. That's why we feel so much Resistance. If it meant nothing to us, there'd be no Resistance.”
If you enjoyed that quote you will love this interview with Debbie Sipowicz from creativelyempowered.com. Debbie is a role model in the growing movement of women in leadership. Heck yeah! If you have something to say, watch this interview and learn how to face your fear. Be seen. Be heard. Life is short and what you have to say is important. We're all waiting to hear you - no pressure :)