It all started...
When I decided to take a leap of faith. After a career in Real Estate for over 11 years, I knew I wanted to teach Social Media and Online Business Practices. No, I didn’t have prior experience but I had a feeling in my gut. I didn’t know when and I didn’t know how, but I knew I was going to.
With zero experience, I walked right up to the person in charge at the office and asked if I could. She asked if I had ever done it before. I answered with a very emphatic, “No, but I promise you I will do an amazing job and I will prepare like crazy and I will make sure -” Before I could get the last part out, she said, “Ok. Two weeks. We’ll give it a shot!”
I knew I needed to really research and I knew I needed to promote the heck out of it. So, I dropped little breadcrumbs in the office social media page those two weeks leading up to the class.
Well, it worked...
Not only was one side of the conference room filled up, but so was the adjoining one….which was hardly ever full during classes.
Full house. Gulp.
Not only did my stomach have a few butterflies, it had the entire family and then their family and then their family…and they were all doing the Samba!
I just kept repeating that famous quote in my head – “You know, sometimes all you need is 20 seconds of INSANE courage…”
With my very first class ever ending in a standing ovation, and my hands STILL trembling and those dang butterflies having an encore performance….
I knew I found my calling and purpose.
Yes, I was teaching Social Media Practices, but it was so much more than that. It was showing each person that they were powerful and impactful. I was also showing them how important it was for them to show up authentically and confidently-and not to be afraid of that any longer.
I have since hit some major bumps in the road with personal life events, but I have continued to create content, to mentor to business owners and to keep pushing myself farther and farther.
So these are the words I continue to live by: “Always take action and ALWAYS believe in the impossible.”