From Online Dating to Fearless Presenting: Unlocking Your Full Potential
My oh my, how nervous I was. My hands sweating, they never sweat! My throat extremely dry, which it never is. My feet not wanting to start moving, whereas moving is my middle name.
What was happening here? Was I about to give a presentation? No, this was my first date, after being single after some time.
Dismissing internet dating for a while. No, it’s not for me. I do not believe in it. I really would hate it. I slowly but surely started to play with the idea.
And here I was. Stepping into the unknown, although every muscle in my body told me to turn around.
And this is exactly what I experience with a lot of professionals. Part of them wants to learn to present and become more visible, wants to go ahead, is ambitious and presses the acceleration pedal and another part of them presses the brakes.
Learning the knowledge and the tools is often not the problem. When development is not taking place, the problem is often mental.
- It is about, taking the steps, doing the work, having the courage although you do not know if this will lead to something.
- It is sometimes about having the courage to let go, although there is nothing you want more in this moment than to make your grip firmer.
- It is about the courage of being decisive and go for it, although a part of you would rather linger and postpone.
And if you can do this, pull up the courage, then the magic happens.
After an awkward first 5 minutes, I had so much fun on this date. And although the date was not a match, what was more important was that my energy totally changed. I realized I kind of liked this ritual and dance. Who would have thought that! Everything started to shift and flow. Whereas, before I had been so tight.
This is what you can experience when you decide to go for it, when you at the same time experience doubt.
Whether it is deciding to skill yourself in presenting or in any other part of your live. You will be amazed what can happen and what doors can open for you once you pass that threshold.
And this is the reason why my longer trajectories include mental coaching. Because you need help and support, to free your way, if everything in your body is telling you no and if you cannot shake these negative scenarios off. If you keep postponing doing the work.
I will encourage you to go step by step. So, that you can free yourself, can start growing, enjoying, and prospering.
To more grip, impact and presenting pleasure!
PS: I created a brand-new program this summer. I am very excited about it, because it includes all the knowledge and tools that I’ve gained last 15 years and that have proved their value. A part of the program also includes mental (and practical) coaching. So, nothing is in your way of attaining your goals.