I am brave.
Bravery has many different levels. There’s the high level bravery of facing terminal illness and then there is the nuance of everyday acts of bravery, like someone facing their day.
With that in mind, my statement is “I am brave.” today.
Because that’s how I’ve decided to look at some of the things that I am doing. For instance, I just received the link to my first podcast interview. As I am listening to it, I am embarrassed at how many times I said “um” and that is vulnerable spot for me. It’s been pointed out as something I could improve on, and I don’t disagree. I’ve thought about taking up Toastmasters or something similar, and that hasn’t happened YET.
So why am I going to share it? I decided that at least I tried, and it is only my FIRST try. It will be one to listen to in a year or so and see the baby steps I took to move forward. I can see (hear) where I can make improvements and keep stretching and learning.
I encourage you to be even a little bit brave. You never know where that one step, or small leap of faith, will take you.
All the best!
Podcast background: Engel Jones is brave. He decided he wanted to break the world record for most podcasts (over 1500 over 3 months). So he generously offered his time and amazing voice to the world, and created a community linked by this quest. He had a set of standard questions he was asking and I didn’t quite manage to weave in my current business lol. So here it is (gulp!)