So I have this lovely friend named Lynn Brown. She’s pretty motivating and motivated and I have long enjoyed her videos and confidence in doing them.
In fact, more than once she’s made me get a bit of an excitement to doing my own videos.
Then I let my ‘stuff’ get in the way and I let that go. I can admit I’ve got some video hang-ups! I’m not looking my best, what if I flub it up, what if people don’t like what I say, what if I don’t make sense? Goodness, what if people point and laugh! I know, I know…how would I even know if they did that right?
You know FEAR…it’s creative if nothing else. And it was keeping me playing small…way smaller than I want to be playing!
You know confidence is the killer of fear and we need to cultivate our own. How do you increase confidence? By facing our fear, on purpose and with love and grace.
Well, Lynn issued a challenge the other day to step outside that ol’ comfort zone and beef up your own confidence by doing something that scares you a little today which for me was exactly that…a video. Here is the link to her message that lit a fire under my butt. Maybe it was her words, maybe it was the sunshine and maybe it all just came together on a perfect day for it…but I heard her loud and clear.
I loved her video…shared it and thought about it as I avoided the whole thing by taking Charlie for a nice hike in the sunshine.
While I was out and about I had some aha moments. When I got home I kicked my FEAR to the curb and just did it. By the time I figured out how to use my laptop camera I was actually kind of excited to respond to Lynn. Here is it! I really had to work to push that publish button on YouTube let me tell you. Of course Lynn was super supportive and gave me some wonderful cheers after for just going for it.
You know the beauty of stomping fear is the terrific feeling you get afterwards when you realize you are even more amazing than you thought. That you have stepped into your own light and truth and it’s freaking amazing. So, I’m stomping a little harder by sharing my video here with you too. Trust me my little voice is saying ‘be careful’ and ‘oh no, don’t do that!’
Please let me know what you think either here or in comments on my YouTube site.
So, what are YOU going to do to step up and build your own confidence?