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I see this over and over again — people say things like, “Oh, I could never share my story publicly”, or “I could never speak in front of an audience.”
Maybe you say this to yourself…. and count yourself as one of those people. You’ve already convinced yourself you’ll never be able to tell your story to an audience because the fear is just too big, too enormous to overcome.
What’s happening here is you are putting the emphasis on your PERFORMANCE.
Thoughts like, “What if I stumble or mess up” and “Will people even like me?” create a judgement framework from which you are operating. You are making the story all about you. This creates a lot of pressure, and Your fear of sharing publicly will only increase. It’s a vicious cycle.
Instead, what I encourage people to do is...