A few months ago, I wrote out some thoughts that help me to continually focus on being confident. This sits front and center of my desk every day. (For a paper hater, that is BIG)
Anyway, it is smack in the center of my desk to remind me to stop playing small, think BIG, be confident, don't hold back and to demand MORE.
What does all this mean? Let me break it down for you. Stop playing small - I was still seeing myself as I was a decade ago. I have gained so much experience and wisdom. I wasn't using what I have learned. I stopped playing small.
Think BIG - For some reason (oh, yeah, confidence) I was thinking I could only speak to small groups in my area. That's now changed to - why can't I speak to a fortune 500 company? No reason I can think of.
Be confident & don't hold back - believe it or not I have held back my opinions, laughter or a joke because I was afraid of how I would be judged. I'm getting too old for that. If I say it and someone …