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Headed To Louisiana With Some New Tricks Up My Sleeve

12 Jul Posted by in Business, Motivational Speaker | Comments

I just put the finishing touches on my program for the Louisiana National Guard Family Services State Workshop that I’m delivering this weekend and I am VERY excited. They are letting me do something very different – for them and for me. Instead of coming in and delivering a standard keynote, they let me write them a one-woman show in four acts – woven throughout the conference – each act focuses on a different theme and content, centered around my See, Believe, Do approach to finding your way out of the pothole in the yellow brick road of life. The title of the program is “When Fairy Tale Meets Reality: How to combine the ideal life with the REAL life.” (Which is also the title of the workbook I wrote to go with it).

Basically, the audience will see a four act play, but the fourth wall of theater will be totally broken and their main character will come out into the audience and work with them and talk with them about cultivating healthy workplace attitudes and forming stronger teams. And the main character isn’t really a character – it’s me – the real me – okay, so maybe I am a character, but you know what I mean. And, as usual, they will get to meet the other characters in my head who will show up to teach them a thing or two. It’s a play written for them, about them, paying tribute to them. And I’m so excited that I think I just pee’d a little.

As a motivational speaker, I encourage people to jump out of their comfort zones and today I am taking my own advice and realizing that it’s a LOT easier said than done. But I’m remembering that all the greatest things in my life have come from leaps of faith. So I’m going to take a deep breath, put my big girl panties on, and jump. I don’t know where I’ll land. I’m not sure that everything I’m going to try will work the way I see it in my head. I’m scared to allow myself to be so vulnerable when I could have played it safe and delivered the material I already knew would work. But that’s just not my way. You can’t stand up and stick out unless you’re willing to take risks and do something different. So here I go.


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