Last Saturday I stood on a stage and I begged the earth to crack open and swallow me whole. 🤷🏽♀️ I looked into a crowd of hundreds as they stared back with blank faces. I was invited to speak at a business summit, but when I was faced with microphone issues (then computer issues...then tech issues) while I stood on stage, I couldn’t find my words. 🎤 It felt like nightmares I had as a kid where I walked through school naked, but couldn’t speak. 🤐 OH MY GOD LAST SATURDAY FELT LIKE THOSE NIGHTMARES BECAME A REALITY. 🤦🏽♀️ I felt exposed on stage, and wanted nothing more than to crawl off and hide in a corner. 🆘 At the end of the event, I had the chance to talk with a few attendees. It was there where I met Sabina, a business owner who admitted having hard time speaking in front of people, even online. She wanted to host a Facebook live for her business, but couldn’t get past her insecurities. ⚡️ In that moment, I empathized in a real way. 🙏🏼 I knew—authentically—what it felt like to flail while speaking. I knew what it was to tell myself how AWFUL I am at speaking. I knew how it felt to be exposed. 🙀 I couldn’t help but put my hand on hers and tell her the following in this video. 📹 And that’s the same thing I want to tell you today. Heck, it’s the same thing I want to tell myself. ✨ You are enough. 👊🏼 Trust this. You have a gift to share with the world, so do it. 🌍 Continue to speak because your voice needs to be heard.
Monday reminder. 💕 Hustle, baby, hustle.
This is how most days look. Squeezing in work before carving time for enjoying, well, life. Today will be filled with family, church, and 🌮🌮. How will you enjoy today, friend?💕
What's the best piece of Instagram advice you've received?📲 I'm speaking at a conference + I'd love for us to help each other with insight...you in? If so, I'd owe you one💕