I'm writing this post as I am attending the Millionaire Speaker Camp in Chicago. This time around I am here not as a student per se (though when can you truly avoid being a student in any situation?) but as a speaker and coach to those formally going through the process. I have the opportunity and luxury to watch these individuals struggle to uncover their message, to give voice to their why, to push beyond their existing barriers, to carve out something 'new' for themselves. These people inspire me. They should inspire you.
The attendees in this program are looking for a way to give voice to the knowledge, expertise and passion inside of them. They have something to share and are struggling to create a process for doing so. Many have never spoken in front of groups before. Many are introverts who are not comfortable in doing so. Most are not looking to create a speaking career to create celebrity or fame but simply because they know this is the venue they require to reach the most people with their message.
In short... these are people with a mission and the passion to make it happen. And they are willing to push through the barriers and fears that would hold them back and prevent them from doing so. They have small wins, they have setbacks but they keep bouncing back and plugging themselves back in. I have been given the gift of being able to share in a small part of their journey. They are making me laugh, making me cry and making me applaud until my hands hurt.
I want the same for each of you. I want you to be kicking your fears to the curb, standing up and saying 'I will not settle for less any longer. I will not BE less any more'.
But... you have to be willing to take action. You have to be willing to take a step, however small, that moves you into your voice and your passion. We all have a passion and purpose. We all have a reason that we are here, for ourselves and those around us, that requires us to play big. Certainly bigger than we likely are right now. Even one small step begins to create a desire for more. It gives you a taste of what could be that creates a hunger for more. What are you hungry for right now?
I am blessed to be spending time with a group of individuals that are hungry. They are out to change the world and it is inspiring to watch them reach out and grab onto what they need to make it happen. Fears are shaken and sloughed off, barriers are broken and left shattered in the wake of their growth and their change.
I wish the same for you. You need to wish the same for you. You need to not only wish for the same but to step up, step out and start. This is your time to make things happen for you and there is never a better time than NOW!