Picture yourself speaking a message that makes a difference in people’s lives. You have that message in you. Visualize your words flowing into others lives like a sweet balm or with exactly the answers they’ve been searching for. You have a book, a service or a solution to a problem that will help people’s lives be richer, fuller – and you’ve been putting off taking the next step.
I love Norman Rockwell’s picture “Girl at the Mirror.” The young girl is sitting on a stool with a magazine picture of a glamorous celebrity on her lap. She is looking at her reflection and you can almost read her mind, “Will I ever look like that?” Do you listen to speakers, knowing your message is just a valuable, yet can’t quite picture yourself doing what they are doing? You’ve taken a teleclass, webinar or gone to an event and pushed aside the nudge, “I’ve given you a message too. It’s time to deliver it.”
Step up to the mirror and picture yourself:
1. Accepting God’s assignment. Say, “Yes,” even if you don’t know what your next step is. Saying YES is your next step.
2.Ask yourself, “What is God putting in front of me that I might not be seeing?” Is there someone who might mentor you? A class you can take? A book you’ve been meaning to read?
3. Shift your focus from obstacles to opportunities. Instead of getting stuck in the quicksand of the problem look at the big picture of where you are going. See yourself in front of a group that is listening intently to your message. Imagine yourself at your computer leading a teleclass or webinar. Picture yourself selling products at events and online. You don’t have to know HOW right now, just picture it!
4. Connect with God – and Listen!! Psalm 32:8 NLV says, “I will show you and teach you in the way you should go. I will tell you what to do with My eye upon you.” The Accuser wants to thwart you. He’ll tell you that you can’t afford the training or that your message isn’t really valuable or you don’t know what you are doing. Listen to God…not the Accuser.
5. If you could shout a message to the world what would it be? Now…will that message help their lives be better? One of my favorite quotes is from Oliver Wendell Holmes, “Many people die with their music still in them. Why is it so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.” God gave you a “song,” a message…deliver it before time runs out!
Action is vital. Books don’t write themselves; businesses don’t magically succeed; and building speaking into your business won’t fall into your lap. You’ve got to take action.
Here’s your opportunity!
iBloom offers a Speaking Learning Community teleclass, 75 minutes a week, for five weeks. This is your opportunity to put together your dynamic signature talk. Now is the time. Each call is recorded so if you have to miss a class you can listen to it. You receive a step-by-step Workbook and a Design Template to put your message together. Your group will also connect through a private Facebook group.
I have been speaking for 30 years. I’ve been trained by the best in the business. I am now a mentor who wants you to succeed. I have learned more from speakers than any other learning avenue. I know that I know that I KNOW the world needs our messages and I will teach you how to speak your message effectively in a variety of formats.
The next class begins November 6. Go to https://ibloom.co/speaking/ for more information and to register.
You are invited. Take action. Picture yourself speaking to make a difference.