What a scary, awesome weekend I had!
Yesterday was Florida’s FIRST Beachbody Game Plan Event! It was held at the beautiful Gaylord Palms hotel in Kissimmee. I could do a whole post just on the hotel, but I won’t. Let’s just say you HAVE to stay there if in the area. Amazing!!! Beautiful!!! Huge!!!
So, the event…it’s a time to get together with other like-minded individuals. I saw some old friends and made some new ones. I can’t even begin to explain the camaraderie of the Beachbody “family.” You have to experience it to understand. People are all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels, but none of that matters. We are ALL on the mission to END THE TREND of obesity!
I experienced a touching moment that I was actually scared to death about…thus the name of this post. I was asked in advance to give my testimony. I know my testimony well…I’ve given it many times…except to SMALL groups of people. If you know me intimately, you know that I’m a “quiet leader.” I don’t like to be the center of attention…I’m much more comfortable supporting and mentoring folks.
Well, this was a group of about 200+ people that I was going to stand before…and I knew that in the audience would be my family, including my brother, who is part of my testimony. I knew that I couldn’t say no…that I had to face my fear…and DO IT.
The night before the event, I was in the hotel room going over my testimony in my head…except I was stressing myself out so much that I was having trouble remembering it! Are you kidding me?!?!?!!?!
I woke up the next morning more calm. I knew that I HAD to do this…for me…for my family. No backing down.
When the time came to talk, I was handed the mike and faced the group…took a breath and began…and it is came. Out came the reason that I began this coaching journey in the first place…to help my brother with his subsequent medical care from a brain tumor. I didn’t have to think about what to say because I had lived it.
Here’s the part that got me…my brother, for the first time, was there and heard me talking about him…heard how he is responsible for my business success…how he drove me to succeed. At the end, when I told the group that he was in the audience, everyone applauded which absolutely warmed my heart. He is a TRUE hero!
As I sat down, I glanced at my mom who had tears streaming down her face. (Note to self…don’t ever look at mom while talking in front of a group or you won’t stay composed.)
Once in my seat and my nerves subsided, I felt overwhelmingly PROUD of myself!!!! I faced a fear…and did it anyways.
Do you have fears? Do you let them paralyze you? I used to, so I understand. Push thru it. Coming out the other side is one of the most gratifying feelings in the world.