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What Stops You From Following Your Inner Voice?

What Stops You From Following Your Inner Voice?

What stops you? What stops you from following your inner voice? Doubt! The quote I’m sharing with you today says it best… “You will never follow your inner voice until you clear up the doubts in your mind.” If clearing up our doubts is the answer to following the...
How to calm your mind (quickly)

How to calm your mind (quickly)

Calm your Mind When you are about to speak up in public, your mind can take over and create havoc. Let’s say it’s your best friend’s wedding and you are the best man/honored maiden. It’s traditional for you to step up, raise your glass and give a toast. I’ve...
Zen Wisdom and Confident Speaking

Zen Wisdom and Confident Speaking

Story of Zen Master The following Zen wisdom and confident speaking story, a favorite of mine, points to what I believe are the 3 secrets to confident speaking. A student came to Master Ichu and said, “Please write for me something of great wisdom.” Master Ichu picked...
Do you “work hard” to overcome fear?

Do you “work hard” to overcome fear?

Although you’ve gone to Toastmasters… you’ve put yourself “in the fire…” … are you still plagued with nervous energy when even the thought of being in the spotlight enters your mind? Personally, I know the feeling. I remember when I went to Toastmasters to “get over”...
10 Steps to Prepare a Talk and Boost Your Confidence

10 Steps to Prepare a Talk and Boost Your Confidence

Boost your Confidence with these 10 Steps I know you usually find me guiding you to be present and connected when you’re speaking, however… …as I’m preparing to give a presentation myself… I wanted to share the 10 steps I personally go...