Tuula Rands West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Chapter 15 - How to Outwit the Six Ghosts of Fear
This week I am again going to share where I was with fear in 2011 by
posting the lesson June 14, 2011.
2011-06-14 - Chapter 7 – Organized Planning
Well here we are again at lesson time and againI have read this chapter
and listened to the audio but what do I write?
Writing these lesson plans are very difficult for me. Even in school I had a
very difficult time to put down in words what I got out of a book for a book report.
One of the things I am beginning to notice is that the lessons that really stand
out for me are the ones where people put their personal lives into the lesson.
Now I just need to learn how to do that.
I guess that is part of what leadership is all about and this chapter talks a lot
When I was in high school everyone had to take a turn to give a verbal book
report in front of the class. When It was my turn I went to the front of the
room and stood there for five minutes and said absolutely nothing. Five
minutes is a very long time. I was so scared and shy I could not speak.
That was one of the most embarrassing moments of my life.
Years later I wanted to make money so I joined a MLM company that
sold liquid embroidery. I memorized my presentation by practicing in
front of my son who was four years old. He thought that was great because
he had all Mom's attention. Anyway, I did manage to be successful with that
business and went on to do the same with clothing parties.
So here I am years later on the mental cleanse calls where I should be
speaking up but I am feeling like I am back in that high school having to
give a book report.
So what gives? Why could I do the presentations to customers years ago
and now not have the courage to participate on the calls?
I am beginning to realize that I cannot be the only one with his fear because
there are a lot of people who post lessons and they don't all speak either.
That does not mean it makes me feel good but maybe by putting my fear
out there for others to read we can all understand that we are not alone.
I may not be speaking right now and I know I would not be able to read
this lesson out loud because I sobbed through the whole thing as I wrote it, but I
have admitted to the fear and I believe that is the first step.
I am going to challenge myself and all the others that carry this fear to even
just say " My name is ..... and I liked that lesson or can relate to that lesson plan"
even if we can't explain why.
Thank you for your support."