If I could give you one key, and one key only to a more abundant life, I would give you a sense of your own worth, an unshakeable sense of your own dignity as one grounded in the source of the cosmic dance, as one who plays a unique part in the unfolding of the story of the world....
- Greta Cosby
Last year someone recommended that I read Louise Griffith's You Are Worth It; I don't recall his reason behind it. I checked out the book from the library and read the first chapter, but didn't do the work with it. Then, before I knew it, I had to return the book. Instead of requesting it again, I added it to my wishlist for a secret sister Christmas gift exchange and ended up receiving a copy.
Indecisiveness and procrastination crept in trying to decide WHEN to start the weekly lessons. I'd also been debating whether or not to start writing about my personal experiences here as I had chronicled my weight loss. Early in the morning of January 18, 2020, my mind put the two of these things together as a goal for the year. Every week I will do the lesson and write a blog post about it, something else about my journey, or a combination of the two. Now that it's in writing and public it shall happen.
On to the first lesson...
Every lesson starts off with a quote and ends with insights of the week where you write what you'll stop, start, and continue. This week kicks off with two questions to ponder:
How would your life change if you believed you were good enough?
How would it feel to embrace the fact that you are indeed more than good enough - and you have inside of you all you need to live life fully, with confidence, while making valuable contributions to others?
This brings up thoughts of glossophobia, the fear of public speaking. I'd uncovered the term reading a personal development book shortly after deciding on the path to become a coach. I still don't know where this fear comes from so I'm unable to work on that end of it but I can work on the day to day activities and thoughts.
If I believed I was a good enough public speaker I'd be doing Facebook lives, webinars, and events more frequently. I'd be out there finding the women who need my help to (re)gain control of their health so they can live out their dreams with their families. I wouldn't be hiding behind my computer screen essentially expecting only the written word to catch potential clients' eyes.
Embracing the fact that I'm more than good enough and have everything within me to speak in public would feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I'd feel more relaxed being the center of attention presenting information to the audience. I'd feel ready and prepared before and during presentations. I'd feel knowledgeable to answer audience questions from the material in my head or on my computer, or know where or who to seek for the information to respond.
Based on my observations and insights this week, I will:
STOP worrying about the presentations being perfect.
START including more personal posts in this blog.
CONTINUE searching for opportunities to educate and inform potential clients about various health topics.