I just spent my last two weekends speaking at the National Achievers Congress in both Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. And while many people commended me on my “natural” speaking ability, I have to confess there’s nothing natural about it at all…
Public speaking has been my Archilles’ heel from as far back as I can remember.
I hated standing in front of the class when I was in school. It was a fear that gripped me physically, mentally and emotionally. Just the thought of having to speak at an assembly made me feel sick.
When I started taking the initiative to sign up for seminars and workshops, I would fantasize about being a speaker on stage. I’ve been in the audience of thousands, looking up and watching the top speakers like T. Harv Eker, Tony Robbins, Joel Bauer and many more.
I’d imagine what it would be like standing up there, having all those eyes on you, people hanging on your every word while you share your knowledge with them, giving them a way to get the life they deserve.
What a dream!
But a dream is just a goal without action. So I took action.
I jumped head first into speaker trainings, worked with the best to learn how to be confident, to command a room, to gain the trust of a crowd of strangers…
I was finally given the opportunity to speak in 2012. The night before I was scheduled to go on I puked twice.
On stage, I… didn’t do well.
Humiliated and crushed, I refused to give up.
Fast forward to 2014 and I’m on stage in front of 5,000 people, speaking at National Achievers Congress – the most prestigious speaking platform in the world.
My signature seminar Internet Income Intensive is sold out internationally over four dates.
But best of all, I am no longer afraid. And that’s priceless.
So I guess what I want to say is that there is no dream that’s too big, if you’re willing to face your fear. And even if you fail at it, you have to remember that every master was once a disaster. To be good at something you have to be willing to be bad at it first.
Get out there, face your fear and chase that goal!