It's easy to get in our own way and talk ourselves out of doing something that we know can make a huge difference in our business and a huge impact in the lives of others.
We let our own insecurities stop us. We know we aren't perfect because, let's face it, we are really good at picking out our flaws!
So we keep our message, our passion, our mission, and our heart hidden.
Trust me when I tell you that every speaker out there has insecurities and is aware of their own flaws and imperfections. But guess what - they put themselves out there and do it anyway!
Because their vision is stronger than their fear! This was really evident this past week when I watched a video of Prince Harry's fiance, Meghan Markle.
I don't know where she was speaking or who was in the audience, but based on her outfit, it was an event filled with important people. As she continues, you can see hives starting to creep up her chest toward her neck. This is generally a sign of nerves.
She could have worn a dress with a higher neckline. She could have written out her message instead of sharing it in front of a live audience. But she didn't. Her passion, commitment, and values were so engaging that most people probably didn't even notice.
And if they did, it wasn't a turnoff. She let us see her vulnerability which endeared her to us even more...
She didn't let some imperfection or fear keep her from sharing a powerful message. And neither should you! When you share something you are passionate about with emotion, you forget about yourself. And when you forget about yourself, you stop worrying about your own personal imperfections.
Here's the video below... Listen to her message. Does her vulnerability keep you from "feeling" what she shares? The same is true for you, my friend.