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.