Over the past few months I’ve really started to pursue the motivational speaker thing. I have heard speakers before and I always wondered how they could motivate people when they have never known struggle.
So I decided that I would like to try to motivate people. Anyone who knows me, they know that I have been to hell and back in my life and it’s seriously a miracle that I am still here, sane, and in one piece.
My first point of attack was to present a class at work on how to keep a good attitude even in the face of stress. My qualification for this class is simple – Attitude is a constant struggle and one I even struggle with. But the important part is to not let it take you over and even more importantly, to not let it take everyone else down with you.
Long story short, I have done two presentations at work of my class and I have 2 more in the works. My boss says this is the best training presentation the company has ever had.
Where did this new and improved me come from? I guess it’s been a recent revelation that I could really help people rather than bitching about them all the time. That’s not to say it’s not fun to make fun of the people who are just constantly pissed, but there comes a point when it’s time to grow up and it’s time to make your mark on the world.
This is my time. While I’m terrified and I have no idea what’s going to happen, I am excited! I’ve been blessed with an incredible opportunity to help people and to help them to not make the mistakes I have made. Through my failures – Oh how there are so many to pick from – I can help.
Coming soon to a conference room near you. ^_^