Cursing Or Bust

Just got invited to speak for an hour. Paid. And I very much appreciate the invitation from a fellow Toastmaster who knows me pretty well.

I also curse. During my Toastmasters 30-min speaking demos, 1-on-1 speaking and life coaching sessions, 2-hour bootcamp confidence workshops – I curse. It’s not gratuitous or derogatory or mean-spirited, but I definitely curse.

Cursing is like a neon color that adds a bit of spice to my canvas.

I won’t substitute curse words with other words. It wouldn’t be authentic.

And authentic wins every time, even if the speaking opportunity goes to someone else. And if it does, I wish that speaker the best of success.

Find The Tool That Works For You

I turned on the air conditioner, so why isn’t my place cooling down? Then I discovered I had the unit dialed to low warm instead of low cool.

Reminds me of the awesome Toastmasters meeting we had this evening about addressing and acknowledging feeling overwhelmed at work (like me realizing my place was still warm) by adjusting our mindset in the moment – and finding a TOOL that works for you (like my physically adjusting my heating/air conditioning unit’s dial).

For Matt, it’s going for a quick run or doing pushups when he feels overwhelmed. For Othello, it’s saying to himself “this is going to be overtime” when he’s tired and really needs to be productive at the end of an already long work day.

Jenny had a bad day at work as what-could-go-wrong did-go-wrong turned into her telltale symptoms of doom: heart racing, flush face. Her next step: report back to us what tool(s) she tries in the moment when work feels overwhelming.

We’ve all been there; just need to find the running, mental adjustment, breathing technique – THE TOOL – that works for you in the moment.

Confidence Workshop for Pilates Instructors – Dec 8, 2018

Wrapping up 2018 with a Confidence Workshop for Pilates Instructors at the P2O Hot Pilates & Fitness Teacher Training in Midtown Sacramento. Big shout-out to co-founder Lindy Hobbs for inviting me for the 3rd-year running 🙂 And great to work with up-and-coming Pilates Instructor super-stars, Shannon and Morgan.

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Confidence Workshop for Pilates Instructors at P2O Hot Pilates & Fitness in Sacramento, CA. Dec 8, 2018. Confidence Workshop for Pilates Instructors at P2O Hot Pilates & Fitness in Sacramento, CA. Dec 8, 2018.

Confidence Workshop – P2O Hot Pilates – Sept 22, 2018

Big thanks to Lindy Hobbs, co-owner of P2O Hot Pilates & Fitness, for a 3rd-year invite to teach a Confidence Workshop module during her Pilates Teacher Training intensive!

“I can sense when a Pilates instructor is confident or not confident just by the way they present themselves, and how they speak.” – Melody, Sept 22, 2018 workshop participant

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