Stop Rewinding, Start Rewiring
Shaky hands, voice, knees, going bright red, dry mouth, speeding up - just some of the allergic reactions people experience about presenting.
What's the antidote to these kinds of physical reactions?
"𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗽 𝗿𝗲𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝘄𝗶𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴."
Creating a new experience of presenting, or any aspect of our lives requires us to stop rewinding and then replaying the same thoughts, emotions and behaviours, by consciously rewiring new neurological circuits in our brain.
Sound hard? 𝙄𝙩'𝙨 𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙣𝙤𝙩!
𝗗𝗿. 𝗝𝗼𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘇𝗮 says, "You can't expect something different in life when you think the same thoughts, do the same things, experience the same emotions."
The first step is 𝗔𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗘𝗦𝗦.
Bring your attention consciously, and purposefully to your 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀. What are you choosing to think about, and believe about presenting?
What 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 have you created out of your past experiences? Other people's experiences?
How do you start 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 in response to that? What's your physical reaction and ultimately the behaviour you experience because of that?
𝗪𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻'𝘁 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗻'𝘁 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄.
It all starts with 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁! We've programmed our minds, body and emotions to react to presenting as if it's a danger zone!!
The great news? 𝗪𝗲 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴!!
My invitation to you is - with awareness, start noticing your thoughts about presenting.
Now write them down so you can see them with your physical eyes - 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗽𝘀 𝗶𝘁 𝘀𝘄𝗶𝗺𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗲𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘀𝗻𝗲𝗮𝗸𝘆 𝗲𝗲𝗹, 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝘄𝗮𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗯 𝗮 𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂.
The first step to changing our programming - 𝗔𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗘𝗦𝗦.
Exclusive for this group - Step 2 - 𝗔𝗖𝗖𝗘𝗦𝗦.
Give yourself access to new thoughts, new ways of believing and experiencing about presenting.
What would you like to and want to believe about, and think about YOU and what you're capable of as a presenter? Do you have access to that? And permission to change your mind?
Will changing your thoughts change your experience??
"Whatever You are not Changing, you are Choosing." - Laurie Buchanan
Your mind, your life, your choice.
Let's start changing things up, shall we? 😃✨ Let me know how you get on. I'd love to hear from you!