In just a few hours I will be presenting my Resolve to Evolve talk at Beyond Rubies.
The swag bags are ready and though they don’t compare to the swag the Oscar presenters received, my hope is the value the participants receive will not be in the things themselves but in the experience.
I’ve known about this gig for months. I have presented this topic before but each time I’m different, the audience is different, and as the title of the talk suggests, the presentation evolves.
I tried to have all the materials ready for the presentation before I went to New Mexico so I could relax and enjoy my time there. But a funny thing happened on the way out west.
I started listening to some new material on being a charismatic presenter and tapping into the power of the lower chakras. The information blew my mind and totally revamped by talk.
So with just a few weeks before show time, I scrapped the original outline and started over.
Risky business, but I’m banking on it paying off.
The thing I’ve learned about taking risks – or leaps, as I like to call them – is that “the calling will always be absurd” to paraphrase Joseph Campbell.
When we’re called to do something daring and new and original, it will always seem risky. To others it may seem downright absurd.
But we know there is a truth to it that burns through the BS and compels us to take action.
Every time I get on stage in front of people, whether it’s 5 people or 50, there is a part of me that questions why anyone in their right mind would choose to do this for a living or even a hobby.
But when I am able to get over myself and into my audience, the magic happens. It’s not me naked on the stage or me attempting to calm myself by imagining them naked. (That whole notion freaks me out way more than it could ever calm me. Who ever suggested that strategy as a way to get over the nerves of speaking in public was seriously disturbed. Just saying.)
When I tell myself that the audience wants me to succeed and wants to hear what I’m about to present, it goes better for all concerned.
Today I’ll be sharing the small steps to consistently move life forward. And for the first time, I’ll be sharing a technique called tapping or EFT that I’ve found to be really effective.
I’ve known about it for years but never practiced it. But when the student is ready, the teacher appears. I tapped my way all across New Mexico and Arizona and will soon be tapping my way through three days in Boston at Margaret Lynch’s Ignite Your Power seminar.
Even though I don’t know how it works, I know it works for me. So I’m adding it to my toolkit.
Maybe because I’ve been getting acupuncture for the last couple of years, the notion of tapping into acupuncture points to activate change makes sense to me. And possibly after years of attempting to use affirmations to affect change, being able to voice my fears and negativity first allows me to diffuse their potency and clear their power over me.
If you’d like to find out about tapping, you’re in luck. This week you can join The Tapping Summit and listen to some great teachers for free and see if it works for you.
Okay, time to go own my throne and share some ideas.
What really calms me down is knowing you’re out there doing the same in your own way today.
Let’s go save the world, shall we?