Archive for September, 2011

Do things that scare you….

I recently was invited to speak to a small group of banking professionals at a North Shore Credit Union Conference. From the moment I received the call from their Human Resources Manager I was filled with terror and excitement….I had yet to present anything on my business and the thought of all those eyes on me was enough to make me want to barf.

I went to meet with the AVP and Human Resources Manager of the Bank and had a wonderful chat about what I do and my personal service mantra, I can do this, I thought. Having no guidance on how to go about putting together a presentation on me and MLM, I turned to Google. I spent hours riffling through the online tips of how to keep an audience engaged until I felt I had a enough ideas. The countdown was on and all I wanted was the whole thing to be over…I was terrified. Two days before the big presentation I attended a crazy/musical/therapeutic hot yoga class taught by the very infamous Will Blunderfield. He speaks during the entire class and reminds you that it’s ok to fail and it’s part of learning and that you have to do things that make you uncomfortable in order to grow. Talk about good timing, I was ready…kind of. So the morning came and I was on my way to the conference, the thought of crashing my car just enough to be delayed without being hurt did cross my mind. So I did the presentation and it went better than I could have imagined, so much so that they invited me back to speak to a different group.

The moral of this story is that it is so important to push yourself into things that make you uncomfortable but that you know you will only grow and become a stronger person than you were before.

If anyone needs a speaker to talk about personalized service give me call!

Ashley Dempsey