Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you just feel you don’t belong? This post is for you. Hope you enjoy! xo
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Something really awkward happened to me about a few months ago and I figured I’m just gonna talk about it. Okay? Because that’s what I do. When embarrassing things happen and I learn from those experiences, I share them with you.
So Here it Goes
A few months ago, I was invited to speak at this event. I already knew going in that everybody at this event was going to be at least a hundred years old. And I’m not even exaggerating.
These people were alive when television was invented! That’s how old they were. And I was mentally prepared for that. I knew that I had to mention paper magazines, rotary telephones and things like that in my talk.
What I didn’t know was that these people were millionaires! I had no idea! The folks in the room were either millionaires or they were kids of people that were millionaires and so they were getting ready to inherit millions. You, get my drift?
These people’s millionaire status is something that normally should not have made a difference to me. But for some strange reason, this new knowledge introduced all sorts of chatter in my head.
I was thinking, “Wait a second, what am I doing here? They don’t need my help. I probably need their help.”
What I’m about to tell you is a little tip that helped me get through the event. In fact, I didn’t just “get through” the event, it was one of the best events I’ve spoken at this year.
Everyone had a phenomenal time, the organizers gave me some of the best reviews I’ve ever received and the connections! Oh, the connections I took away from that event were basically priceless.
Here’s the single tip that made the biggest difference in my confidence that day
How to be Confident
The biggest thing i did was to sit myself down, literally.
Then I said to myself, “I deserved to be here”. “Nobody deserves to be here more than I do”.
Now, is that true? Did I deserve to be in that room more than everybody else? Probably, not. But I needed to get through to my presentations so that’s what I told myself and I found that it works!
When you tell yourself you deserve to be there and nobody deserves to be there more than you, it just fuels your fire! And nobody can tell you different, nobody can make you feel less than anything that you are.
Tell yourself, “I deserved to be here. Nobody deserves to be here more than I do”. I do it all the time, it works.
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