I love when God provides wealthy nuggets of information through others.
What is even better is when you connect the two.
It is a freedom of sorts. A 'God Nugget' if you will.
I had this happen to me today. You see, I am applying to my dream job. You know the one that is going to take you to the next level of your career?
Yes, that one.
In order to apply, I have to record a video elevator pitch. All about Me! Me!
I do not know about you ladies, but I am not one for the limelight. I mean I'm like any other woman; I enjoy the attention, to a point. However, I do not shine as well in the limelight like some others.
Back to the video pitch.
I have recorded this video more times than I would like to discuss. I may be a 'touch' of a perfectionist.
Today I have an epiphany. A girlfriend of mine told me after she reviewed my video, that I needed to be more me. I needed to relax and be who I am. Why was I not being me?
As many times as I recorded the pitch, it still was not me presenting the passion I have for the position.
Then, I had another phone interview that got me a second interview. I was so relaxed; we laughed and had a true conversation instead of just an interview. I got off the phone and was elated.
BAM! This is the ‘me’ that I needed to present in the video pitch! I now understood what my good friend was trying to explain to me!
I sat in the swing on my son’s swing set and contemplated the video pitch and the new approach I needed to take. I went a little deeper into my fear of doing the video pitch as I made my plan.
Then it hit me like a ton of bricks! A God Nugget!
I am not as afraid of the video as I am of the positive career and life changes this could bring.
There, I said it.
Am I alone here? ladies?
I did not think so.
Why do we, as women, limit ourselves? Could you imagine what we could do as individuals and as a whole, if we were not afraid?
I made the decision, that I am no longer in the mood to limit myself. What my friend was trying to get me to do was right in front of me. It was to be me. I am more than capable of handling this next step in my life. I just needed to believe that and let the fear go.
We all need to make a stand against the fear that is holding us back from reaching our full potential
Fear. What is fear? Fear, by definition is: a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined.
Hmmm. Real or imagined.
Impending danger. real or IMAGINED.
We view change as danger. This is not always the case. Danger signs on roadways prevent you from taking a wrong turn that leads to danger. You still made it to the destination where you needed to be, you just had to change your route. Perhaps change is just another opportunity to propel you to the next level in life!
That is what we are truly afraid of; reaching our full potential.
I must say, that as of today, I am going to choose my potential over fear. I am going to use the fear as an opportunity for positive change and go for it!
I now know where I was going all wrong with the video. I was robotic, like I was reading someone else’s speech. Instead, I need to talk to my next boss. I need to level up. I need put forth the same passion for the position that I feel and be more relaxed. This is an opportunity that I do not want to pass up.
I know, the devil’s advocate in me tells me what if you do it and still do not get the job?
I hear ya’ little buddy!
I am not going to take that as a sign of defeat. I will use it as a learning experience and know that I will always end up where I am meant to be. If it is not this one, then the one that is in store for me is so much better.
Let us not be afraid of our own potential and the fabulous changes that we can have in our live’s. We can do so much if we just stop being afraid.
I will land that dream job!
Now it is your turn to go out and make your dreams become a reality! I believe in you! It is time that you believed in yourself instead of the fear of who you will become!