Betty knew there was nothing more that she could do.
She’d said ‘yes’.
Her only job now is to stay strong, grounded and present.
Connected with her body.
That’s a lot when you’re nervous with anticipation.
This was Betty’s first public speaking gig!
She was standing on the sidelines waiting for her name to be called.
Pam Slim’s right. Presenting is a full contact sport.
So Betty did what she could.
She box breathed.
Box breathing helps you manage stress and performance anxiety.
Elite athletes use it.
So do Navy Seals.
You inhale to a count of 4, hold for a count of 4, exhale to a count of 4 and hold again for 4.
Breathe deep into your diaphragm.
It’s supposed to be easy, so increase or decrease your counts accordingly.
Try combining it with visualisation and positive affirmations on the exhale for extra effect.
Standing on the podium, Betty looked out at the crowd.
A sea of faces
3,000 strong. They weren’t expecting that many.
Strutting into her session last week…
You guessed right.
She rocked da house!
- You can imagine what this has done for her confidence.
- You can imagine what this has done for her reputation.
- You can imagine what this has done for her career prospects.
And she’s just getting started!
You should do one thing every day that scares you.
Betty said the performance wasn’t the hardest part.
It was saying ‘YES’ in the first place.
YES to working with me.
She was done with going it alone.
YES to the speaking opportunity.
She was done with hiding in the shadows.
YES to herself.
She wants a better career. A better future.
So she said YES to her dreams.
You can too!
And they come true. Just ask Betty!