keepin’ it real: what are you so afraid of?

You know you’ve got a mission in this life. You want to help people, to inspire, and to leave the world better than the way you found it. But when it comes time to step out from behind the curtain, do you find yourself holding back?

This week’s wonderful question comes from Nancy, who asks: “I see all these people around me playing a big game, and I’m so scared to step out into the spotlight. I always thought I was fearless, but the truth is, I’m terrified of being seen and heard. Any words of wisdom on how to just get out there?”

Heck yes I do.

It can be terrifying to get in front of a bunch of people with all eyes on you. How do you prepare for that attack of nerves? By living your message, every day of your life.

What’s more important than what goes down when the mic is in your hand is how you act when it’s just you, off the stage, and away from the cameras.

As my dear mentor & friend Lisa Nichols puts it: “Live your life’s assignment, even when no one is watching.”

If you’re only shining onstage, you’re performing – not living your purpose. But when you come from the awareness of “This is who I truly am, this is what I’m meant to do,” then there’s a total shift in your whole being. And it will be easier to speak to the masses about the things that truly matter to you.

Fear is good. It keeps you on your toes. So instead of hiding from the things that terrify you, try this:

Do one thing a day that scares you.

That’s how you strengthen your confidence muscle. That’s how you get clarity on who you truly are.

How do YOU put your fears aside? Or what anxieties have been keeping you from spreading your message the way you know you need to? I’d love to hear from you in the comments, or shoot me an email at

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