Before I jump in, a heartfelt thanks to all of you for the incredible response to the new website design - you've blown me and Nina away! It feels great knowing that all of our hard work paid off, and I look forward to continuing to pimp things out around here with your guidance and feedback! :) I'm writing from Chicago today, getting ready to meet up with 200 bloggers for the first annual 20SB Summit this weekend.
I'm excited to share the stage with dozens of other kick-ass bloggers and friends, and I'm even more humbled to be one of this year's keynote speakers -- I feel like any one of the attendees could be up there! It's my very first keynote, which gives me all kinds of butterflies...mostly in a good way. That's how I know it's a great challenge!
But I'd be lying if I said I didn't go through my fair share of, "Who, me? Am I worthy of being a keynote? What if one of the other speakers would have done a better job? Can I really impact the audience in a keynote-y kind of way?"
Those fears are only natural for something like this -- it's an interesting lesson in silencing my inner critic and busting through my upper limits of what I think I'm capable of. This is actually a huge dream come true, and I feel reassured knowing that I'll be talking to a room full of friends and people who care and want to see me succeed. I've also written a speech that I feel proud to deliver; I've been practicing while on my morning runs...looking like a crazy person talking to myself!
In this video I share a sneak peek at what I'm going to be talking about during my speech -- change, fear, and the courage to take great leaps in life (which I are all qualities of what it takes to be a 20 Something Blogger). Check-in on the 20SB Summit website on Sunday -- my talk will be streamed live, so you can watch from home!
Here are links to things I mention during the video:
- Danaan Perry's Parable of the Trapeze
- My book website (LACBook.com)
- My upcoming course, Make Sh*t Happen, which is all about pushing through fear to make big dreams a reality
Can't wait to see many of you in Chicago very soon. In the meantime, I'd love to hear from you in the comments:
How do you navigate major changes and leaps of faith in your life?