I have to say this challenge is going by faster than I expected; we are already deep in Week 9. Things are going well, and the event planning is going great. This has been an amazing experience, and I can say I’ve grown and am continuing to grow from this experience. I can finally say I’ve gone outside my comfort zone and I continue try to do something new.
I had three fears going into this challenge.
My biggest fear, of course, was being on camera, and even though I still don’t like it - and stutter from time to time - I realize it’s not going to kill me, and it gets easier with each video. I will never again turn down an opportunity that involves video.
The second biggest challenge is speaking in a public forum. To be honest, I don’t know how I’m going to do when the event comes. I am more nervous about public speaking than going on camera. But since I was able to overcome that one, one I’m sure I will manage to overcome this fear as well.
The third thing I was most concerned with was getting information from other entrepreneurs, interviewing them and asking for advice. But to my surprise, it was easy, and everyone was extremely supportive and very willing to help. I was able to cross an interview with Karen Walrund off of my Life List, which was something I normally would shy away from.
This experience has taught me if you want something, just ask for it and/or do it. If you want to launch a new business, just do it. If you have a question, just ask and you will be surprised by how helpful people can be.
If you know what you want, go for it, because nobody will do it for you.