“All the world’s a stage” Shakespeare famously wrote. But have you ever been on a real stage, with an audience eagerly awaiting to hear what you have to say? Perhaps you have dreamed of becoming a public speaker, or have done it before, but one thing is for sure: getting on a stage and sharing your message with the world is a sure-fire way to elevate your brand, and most importantly, inspire others with your message.
While it may seem daunting, it doesn’t have to be, because when you are on stage, all you have to do is be yourself. That is who the audience will connect with - the truth, the emotion, the stories that they can relate to and see themselves in. Whether you are selling an idea, a product, or simply spreading an inspirational message, nothing will hit home like you being vulnerable and coming from the heart. In doing so, your message could literally save someone's life.
I learned this myself when I stood on a stage recently and shared one of the most personal stories of my life. Luckily, I had one of my greatest mentors there to guide me, and he joins me today on my show to share how you can own the stage and inspire others with your words. Michael Port co-founded Heroic Public Speaking with his wife, Amy Port, and they truly are the best at guiding others to authentically shine on stage.
Technology has probably improved your life in so many ways, while simultaneously causing you to be constantly distracted by “shiny things”. Facebook, instagram, youtube, are all black holes which are easy to fall into, in place of doing what is meaningful to you. If you think about it, everytime you get sucked into one of these black holes, you block yourself from working on the things that will help you achieve your dreams.
Yet it’s not easy to stay focused on what is meaningful in your life when you live in an era of constant distraction that goes beyond technology but even life itself, with things constantly happening that are beyond our control: illness, work, relationships.
What’s important is to realize that while we can’t control what happens, we can control what we do, with the goal of affecting the way things turn out.
For women especially, we seem to have hundreds of things to do and relationships to juggle. It’s important to learn how to be present and maintain focus to allocate time and energy for our dreams, and ourselves. Nir Eyal joins me today on Stellar Life to discuss the research that he’s done on behavior and the age of distraction we currently live in, and he shares life-changing advice on how you can take back control of your life and become indistractable.
Many of us tend to carry emotional baggage into new relationships. I work with a lot of my coaching clients to help them leave that baggage behind, because ultimately we are responsible for letting it go to make space for new connections and memories. Entering into a new relationship, or even just starting to date again, can only happen when you go into it with an open mind, and an open, clean heart, free from the past, ready to receive love, and open to better understanding men.
Aside from leaving behind your baggage, you'll also have to learn to trust men again, and for that to happen, you'll have to allow yourself to be vulnerable. Men want to be respected and feel needed just as much as we do, and trusting them is a way to show respect, while being vulnerable allows them to step in and serve you.
Helena Summers is a woman who has a background worthy of a hollywood movie. She has survived a rough upbringing, war, 2 arranged marriages, and has gone on over 500 dates, to finally end up where she is today: sharing her story with you on how she has overcome so much and has never given up on men or the idea of true love. Tune in to this episode to hear her incredible, inspiring story.