I am sick and tired of saying no to the things that I want to do because fear talks me out of it. So, last month I went on a mission to kill one fear per week for 3 weeks and to spend the 4th week celebrating and recovering! It went a little something like this…
Week 1 / Fear 1 : Being in the spotlight
Action: I walked in 2 fashion shows in the Netherlands. The first 2 walks had me tied in knots with nerves, as I smiled at the crowd my face trembled then I found my groove & really enjoyed the experience.
Outcome: Fear? What fear?!
Week 2 / Fear 2 : Public Speaking
Action: I headed onto a stage in London, spoke to a paying audience and delivered a heartfelt talk. I has a great time and I’ve been asked back to do it again in January.
Outcome: Loved it!
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Week 3 / Fear 3 : Sharing the spiritual aspect of my ‘self’
Action: I was recently interviewed on Awake Women and I’ve been invited back as a co-host. I understand that it’s not for everyone but I’m super excited about it. We have so many aspects of our ‘self’ and I’ve always kept the spiritual side of my life very hidden. I had a fear of being judged and I even thought it might damage my career. But at some point along the way on this Tall Guides journey, I stopped caring what other people thought of me.
Outcome: I’m happier being the same person publicly & privately. If someone doesn’t like me, what I look like, how tall I am or what I have to say, that’s entirely up to them & they have free will to walk away.
I spent the 4th week socialising, chilling and celebrating. As it turns out, November was an extremely uncomfortable month with a totally liberating outcome!
If fear is stopping you from doing the things you want to do, please know that the scares you most is probably the thing you should be doing. Ask yourself, what’s the worst that can happen, be brave and just do it!