So, you may not know of Bob Newhart. He was a brilliant comedian and had a hit TV show a while ago, called The Bob Newhart Show.
He played a psychiatrist and hilarity ensued.
There’s a famous scene where a patient comes to him to get help on this obsessive fear that’s taken over her life.
I don’t want to spoil it for you so here’s the clip:
Ok, so he’s a bit harsh and it’s comedy, but at the same time, I feel like there’s a lot of truth to that.
I work with speakers, authors and coaches to help them feel comfortable on camera and on the stage.And they are doing amazing work with their clients.
And they are human, so they have their own “stuff” too. We all do. We all have blocks we’re working on to let go of.
And here’s the thing, it’s really hard to put yourself and your work out into the world if you’re beating yourself up all the time in your head. It’s a contradiction.
So I invite you, instead to catch yourself when you’re being self critical and say:
“Stop it,” like Bob Newhart.
And I challenge you instead to focus on your purpose, and who you want to help. Focus on your big WHY.
It’s a lot more fun to focus on that, than all the reasons why you shouldn’t make that video or call about the talk you want to give.
I hope you laugh at the video. Laughter is such a great release and a way to raise your vibration. It’s FUN!
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PPS. Hope to see you on stage or camera soon!