I read that today and all I could think was....exactly. While I applaud people that get out and show up, is that enough or is it really just the first step?
I've never understood people that try to blend into the background. What are they hiding from? Why bother showing up if you don't want to be seen? If you go because you have to, don't waste the effort. Make the most of it and stand out - you're there, aren't you?
Even confident people get shy. I know because I do. Anyone who knows me, knows I love to talk but that doesn't mean speaking to groups doesn't freak me out a little but that's just stage fright and you shake it off.
Then what? What do YOU do once you have the floor? How do you leave your mark?
Sometimes the person you have an audience with is not the person who you are destined to meet but instead they are the link. So if you say or do nothing that they will remember, what are the odds they will lead you where you were meant to go when the time comes?
I heard something similar from an event speaker recently and it really made me think....do you do that Alaina? Are you "hiding" behind the minimum or getting by with easy? The answer was, I am embarrassed to admit, yes in some ways, I was. It's not too late to change though and that really got me thinking just as I hope this blog does for you.