How do you stay motivated when you’re having a stressful day?
And you’ve got another tight deadline before you deliver your next talk?
My thoughts are…
Reflect about your WHY!
When you get started first thing in the morning there must an intention that floats to your consciousness about why you want to deliver the talk
It might be one or more of these:
1️⃣ Contribution – you like to make a difference
2️⃣ Influence – you enjoy standing out in a crowd
3️⃣ Achievement – you value making progress
When was the last time you stopped to remember your WHY when you were feeling stressed about preparing for your speech?
If you’re like many speakers, the answer is “I don’t know!”
It’s easy to be motivated when you’re energised and having a good day
But when you’ve had one too many meetings at work and you can hardly string two words together it’s more difficult
Here’s what I recommend.
Rather than beating yourself up or giving up and not delivering the speech
– Go easy on yourself
– Take a quiet moment away from it all
– And reflect on your WHY
Low levels of stress are there to serve you
Your body is warning you that something is not quite right
So catch yourself in the moment
And start focusing on the reason WHY you do what you do
Remember this, as a member of Lewisham Speakers Toastmasters club you get the opportunity to improve your speaking skills every month. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to get started.