If the Coliseum is open during restoration, we can be too!

IMG_6858 - Version 2You may be wearing a sign that says 'Closed for Restoration' and not event know it. I thought about this while vacationing in Rome. Today, I couldn't help but notice that a major tourist site was under some restoration. They were updating, renovating, restoring the façade of the famous Roman Coliseum.  However, there were masses of tourists from all over the world enjoying the beauty, the history, the story of the place. 

I got to thinking of the restoration and renovation of me and many other women like me.  You know what I'm talking about – the nipping, the tucking, the crunching, the coloring! Yet, we still go on doing our job as if we are still open for business.  That's the good news!  The challenge is, many people hold off on doing what they want – chasing their dream because they are waiting until they look a certain way, or have accumulated enough education, or feel 'ready' to go on.  Can you imagine a sign out front of the Coliseum  saying "Closed for Renovation"? 

For me as a motivational speaker, I'm constantly trying to take my craft – my coliseam – and renovating it to be better and better.  Not to mention the fact that I have to work on my façade quite a bit! I seem to be consistenlty inconsistent with things I need to work on. And, there is a lot to work on! But, it doesn't stop me from going on stage. I know that during the work in progress, I am of value to my audiences, I am still open during the renovation!

So take down that sign that says closed for rennovation.  Be open to sharing your value just as you are today. The masses didn't mind a little scaffolding at the Coliseum, we all still appreciated it. Don't wait until you are a certain way before you go for that promotion, special project, or dream you've always wanted to persue.  

After all, the rennovations and restorations will probably continue on for a lifetime!

From your never-ending supporter of restoring you to your best self motivational speaker, Marilyn Sherman


Marilyn Sherman, CSP is a Front-Row Leadership Expert helping people get out of the balcony and get a front-row seat in life. For over 20 years she has inspired audiences with topics on Visioning, Goal Achievement and having a No More Excuses attitude! Check out her fun, dynamic style at http://www.MarilynSherman.com

Marilyn Sherman, Owner UpFront Presentations - Helping people get a Front-Row seat in their life!
9030 W. Sahara Ave #444
Las Vegas, NV 89117

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  1. Marilyn, I think this is my favorite post of yours so far. If we wait until we are "perfect" to share our gifts – we won't ever get the chance – and the world would miss out on something really great. And sometimes we find that our audiences didn't care how perfect we were – they love us for who we are and what we give them. Sometimes I think the construction is just for us.  Can't wait to share this. I KNOW somebody needs to hear this today.

  2. What a great concept! And as women, we do this a lot! Research tells us that women won't seek promotions unless they feel that they have 100% of the qualifications for the position. Men seek promotions when they feel they have 60% of the qualifications. I think we just want to be PERFECT and know EVERYTHING before we take action. This is a great little reminder that we don't need to do that! 

  3. Truth to all the above! Although it may seem at times as if I'm closed for renovation, I'm always moving forward no matter how much plaster is falling.

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