So yesterday I did a talk in front of a relatively small crowd.
It was somewhere close to home.
I remember when the event was about to start, I had this feeling of nervousness creep up.
Now understand that I have easily done over 350 speaking gigs like these all around the world, speaking on large stages 3,000 to 5,000 people with legends, leaders and luminaries like Tony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki, Les Brown and Sir Richard Branson.
But why would I feel nervous?
I felt like puking. It felt like my first speaking gig.
I realise that at my innate core, I am still a shy, introverted person.
I submit to the fact that there is a chance this nervousness would never go away.
And the truth is… bravery is never of the lack of fear.
Bravery is acknowledging the fear and giving everything you have to make it happen.
At the end of the event, my team told me, it was one of my best conversions for an event like this and it was an amazing event.
I believe that the way I feel, the nervousness is what drives me to give the best I have, each time. It allowed me to grow, to be better and not be on autopilot.
Chances are, you will always suck. The more you do it, you will suck less each time.
So be brave, go out there and chase your dreams.
I believe in you and I am here rooting for you.