This week I had the opportunity to work with Lisa Nichols from The Secret. It was great to hear her inspirational message again. This time however, I was actually able to participate in and host a speaker panel with her and about a dozen amazing other women (listed below). As the only man on the panel, it was awesome being amoungst them and hearing their message of hope, inspiration and motivation. As we all sat on the panel answering questions from the VIP crowd about various issues that always come when starting out on the entrepreneurial path, I realized two things that were very important about everyone on that panel. The first thing I realized was every single person up there started from the exact same mental place…doubt. Every one of us can tell you our story of self doubt and fear that we had when first starting out in our respective field. We all said things to themselves like, “who would listen to me?”, “What if they doubt or reject my message?” or “Will they compare me to _______?” allowing their Little Voice to stop them from living in their genius. Whether that doubt lasted one minute or one year, we all had it. However, the second part I realized was actually the most important part. In every single story came the moment when they chose to ignored that voice and got over it.
To many people allow their Little Voice to stop them from moving forward with their dream. They get stuck in the details instead of making up the details as they go along. They refuse to step into their greatness and allow their light to shine. Now, I know that sounds cliche, yet the fact is too many people play it small and as one of the panelist said, “Your shyness is the highest form of selfishness.” just think about all of the people you are not effecting by playing small. Your message literally has the ability to change lives and if you don’t share it you could actually be the cause someone NOT reaching their full potential.
I believe we are all on this earth to do one of two things. We are either going to positively affect people or negatively infect people. All of these women, (and myself) are doing our best to positively affect people through our message. We do are able to do this not because we no longer have that self talk, we are able to do this because the message is too important to listen to it and allow it to stop it. We literally have to get over it because we know the message we have is unique to each of us and needs to be heard by all willing to listen. Just like the message you have in you is too important not to share.
If you are even thinking of starting out on a journey of entrepreneurship and yet that little voice is stopping you from doing so, do yourself and all those faceless people you are bound to help a favor by getting over it. Remember the only difference between the feeling of fear and the feeling of excitement is the emotion you put on it.
So get excited and take that leap of faith into your dream and someday soon you will be on a panel of like-minded people. Then your story will be one that will be inspiring others who have a message to share but just don’t know how to get over it.
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Speakers on the Panel:
Angela Bussio: The Science of Attracting Joy
Jill Lublin: Free PR Strategies That Create Buzz for your Business
Angela Martindale: Overcoming Challenges to Reveal Your Greatness
Christie Mawer: Express Your Girl Power
Rene Johnson: Mastering Your Personal Power Zone
Andrea Hess: Manifesting Money Mastery
Cheryl Forester: Raw Food Journey: Find Peace & Awaken Your Cells
Deana Leighton & Marci Lock: Honor your Body and Create Lifetime Results
Megan Sillito: Play Your Strengths
Linda Hollander: 7 Business Success Secrets
Nicole Sherman: Align Yourself with the Energy of MONEY
Ann Webb: Use Clear Intention to Create Your Ideal Life
Bridget Cook: Bloomin’ Miracles: Radically Transform Your Life
Joyce O’Brien: Feel Great Now!