This month, I have one key takeaway. If you have a dream, start now. If you can’t start now, start tomorrow. Don’t put off your dreams any longer. Time will pass anyway. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish in one month.
Since my last blog post, I have attended four Toastmaster meetings as an official Toastmaster and two additional meetings as a guest. I filled the role of Ah-Counter, Grammarian, Timer, Table Topics master and volunteered to do several table topics. I am giving my Ice Breaker speech next week and scheduled my second speech at the end of September. I also completed the Toastmaster’s questionnaire to see which path is most closely aligned with my interests, strengths, and weaknesses. It recommended the leadership path so that is the one I chose.
In four weeks, I have already noticed a difference. My fear of public speaking seems to be subsiding. I no longer feel overwhelmingly nervous, get headaches, or have to race to the restroom before Toastmaster meetings.
Every week, I look forward to Toastmasters! The club’s members are incredibly amusing, witty and creative. I am continually in awe of their public speaking skills and look forward to speaking more like them in the future.
In addition, I finished reading two books on success by Dani Johnson and finished the book “Everyday Greatness”.
Challenge yourself to do something you have always wanted to do. Take one small step towards your dreams today!