I gave a speech about IISE at a conference for the first time this past weekend to 500 people. I blacked out the entire 35 minutes but the first thing I remember was walking off stage to people cheering and clapping and it made me feel fuckin good!
I almost wanted to back out a few times…I thought I was gonna publicly embarrass myself along with the brand a couple months ago when I was first asked to speak but after reading so many self improvement articles/books I’ve learned that it all comes down to your frame of mind. Instead of associating the butterflies in your stomach with negative feelings and the fear of failure you have to perceive them to actually be positive things. In reality its just your body telling you you are about to challenge yourself, that this will make you grow as a person after its finished, and even if you mess up a few times (which I did) at the end you still come out on top because you are gaining new life experiences.
I had awesome conversations with a lot of people at our booth after it was all done. I got asked to speak at a University in Suwon which I’m pumped for. And this guy gave my intern his business card and told him to tell us to “contact him before we talk with other investors”.
Whattttttt goingggg onnnn yo?