For years, I’ve had a fear of public speaking, as I’ve shared here. Here’s the irony: Despite having written two bestselling books, I made a point NOT to do much public speaking. Yes, speaking in front of audiences terrified me that much! Enough already!
Can you relate? Have you, too, avoided something because it scared you?
Anyhow, in the past few weeks, I’ve become determined. Single focused. Adamantly insistent. I’ve decided that long before the release next year of my third book, I blew my diet! Now what?, I will become a fearless, inspiring speaker so I can reach the people, who most need my help and guidance so they can Rebound After Relapse, as I put it.
It’s obvious: I cannot avoid speaking any longer, because my new messages could help so many people. After all, some 117 million Americans go on a diet every year but within weeks, months or years, roughly 95 percent of them fail. (That’s what happened to me seven years ago when I brokenheartedly pigged out on processed carbs after my Mom angrily died.)
Because I really want to serve hundreds of thousands of people in a much bigger way, it’s time to speak. People — like you? — need my valuable information and super-simple, transformative tools.
It’s high time that I stop hiding! So, at last, although I’m a huge introvert, this is the year that I’m beginning to speak dangerously, as the inspiring Susan Cain put it.
I’m so grateful that I have an introverted-author role model in Susan Cain. She began to speak dangerously to get ready for the publication of her book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.