I hear it all the time. ”You are so authentic! What you see on stage is what you see off stage!”. As a motivational speaker, I strive to be authentic – optimistic, positive? Yes, but most importantly, authentic. The downside to being said optimistic motivational speaker is that I need to be that all the time – especially when I drive! When you advertise that you motivate, then, you can’t be cutting people off in traffic, or waving that finger around when someone cuts you off! Yes, I am a patient driver but once in while, I lose it! Thankfully not so much as to call it road rage, but once in awhile I’m in a hurry, or I’m late for something, and I get frustrated. Then, when I see those looks on people’s faces in traffic after I’ve broken some rule of common courtesy on the road, I have to remember who I am. I am a motivational keynote speaker, and whether I’m on stage or not, I need to represent that. If I’m not willing to walk my talk or in this case, drive my talk, I need to get out of the business. Or, at least, stop wearing advertising that says IMOTIV8!
From your getting more patient on the road motivational speaker, Marilyn Sherman