Right before going to bed last night, I sent a text message to a close friend and let her know that I was thinking of not attending an event I had committed to this upcoming weekend.
I woke up to a string of texts.
"No, you have to!"
"I told everyone you are coming."
"You have to be there. You're local royalty now!"
That last line.
I thought to myself, "I must still be dreaming."
Me? "Local royalty" No.
But, it's the third time I have heard these words attached to my name in the past two weeks.
Is it because of my love of my tiara?? Just kidding. Kinda ;)
So how would you feel in this situation?
I think it's fair to say that there's a sliding scale of incredibly excited to incredibly terrified.
Here is something you would't know about me if you haven't followed my Facebook videos -- I am a social introvert.
And, here is something that only my inner circle knows.... I had to work with coaches from a variety of backgrounds due to a major fear that held me back in my life and in my business BIG TIME! In some ways, it was related to my status as a social introvert.
These days, I spend a lot of time working with my 1-on-1 clients showing them that lots of people are afraid of failure. We all know that. But, there's a much bigger fear that many people don't realize they even have or how large of an impact it is having on their life -- the fear of SUCCESS.
A lot of times you can "hide" your failures. Success is "out there."
Success, notoriety, positive impact -- these are external. They can be very visible.
The words played again in my mind. "You're local royalty now."
A social introvert with a deep-seated fear of success's worst nightmare.
I panicked a bit. I felt my heart start to race. Could I plan an impromptu trip and go out of town this weekend??
But, then I remembered all of the work I have done with my coaches. The training I did under Chalene Johnson in her Courageous Confidence Club (she's also a social introvert!).
I thought about how hard I have worked to get to where I am now. And, how one of my biggest goals in 2017 is having a big, positive impact in the local community through my life transformations coaching work.
So, I took a few deep breaths and remembered this quote:
If "local royalty" means that I am out there every day inspiring other people to live their lives to the fullest, place their fears behind them and step forward into the present with courageous confidence, then I will gladly own and accept the title.
But, I'd like to bring my tiara. ;)
Here's To OUR Success,