Merryns Blog - Success = Results
Success = Results
In what feels like a life-time ago, I had an experience of feeling good about my confidence levels and how I was delivering presentations. I was getting my message across to my audience and I was getting great feedback...from most people. But I did not ‘fit’ the corporate formula. The feedback I was getting from my manager was telling me something different to what I was hearing and feeling from my audience – so who did I believe? Funnily enough I started to believe my manager and thinking that I was no good – that I said ‘fantastic’ too many times. I started to believe the crap, listen more to my critic than my coach and my results started to decline.
It took getting into a metaphorical ‘hot air balloon’ to get some perspective on what was happening. It took some real separation. I had to get some distance to see what the actual story was and to regain my sense of reality. My reality – and not someone else’s critical view.
Trusting my own gut and moving in the direction I feel is right for me – trusting that the rapport I am feeling and the response I am getting from my audience is right; knowing who I am and feeling good in my skin – this is where the personal power is.
3/18/2013 04:12:57 pm
Great piece Merryn.
3/18/2013 04:37:03 pm
Just what I needed to read! I've just said yes to presenting a 30min spot at a conference and it's been a year since I spoke at the last conference and a lot has happened to undermine my confidence too. I'll try and reclaim my inner power and silence the critics!
3/18/2013 04:50:02 pm
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