Is that fear talking or common sense?

I hear a lot of motivational speakers advising other speakers not to take jobs that aren't a good fit for them. And I get it. But sometimes, we should say yes even though we think we're not a good fit. Sometimes we say no because we are in a comfort zone, and the idea of speaking to a new group is scary. And sometimes when we say yes to the opportunity put in front of us – we find that what we thought wasn't a good fit, was actually a good fit after all – and a learning lesson to boot. Sometimes saying yes opens doors that you never saw coming. So next time you get an invitation to do something that doesn't feel "right" to you – make sure it's not fear talking instead of common sense. You just might find that there's a reason they called you, and before you know it, your horizons will be broadened. I'm just saying.



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Her powerful stories and wacky wit will make you laugh, remind you that you matter, show you how to see beyond your obstacles, and teach you how to stand up and stick out in a crowded market.
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  1. Sing it sister! SOOO applicable! Not just to motivational speakers but to any and everyone who has that feeling of fear when confronted with something new. Soooo true.  

  2. This is really timely. I just coached another motivational speaker who turned down a speech because he didn't think he was a good fit.  Normally I would applaud someone for the discipline to recognize that the money isn't worth doing something that you're not a good fit for.  But, upon further discussion, he told me he turned it down because the client said their group had lost their spark. My speaker friend said he couldn't relate because he had never lost his spark. What?  Wow. I think this was a clear case of not feeling confident to take on an opportunity outside of one's comfort zone. 

  3. Truth! Which is why you won't find this motivational speaker teaching improv or calculus, but at the same time I'll stretch to something that I believe is in the wheel-house.

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