Today I wanted to talk about my social anxiety and one of the biggest stepping stones I took to break that fear up.

I recently had an opportunity to go to a Toastmasters club meeting and it was amazing! I have wanted to do Toastmasters for years but never got up the nerve or courage to go. I was always uneasy wondering if I would be accepted? Would I be laughed at? Would I freeze up while speaking? What if nobody talks to me or WANTS me to talk?

My fears were quickly crushed as I walked into my first meeting at Ziglar International. The meeting was so well run and organized. The speakers there were incredible and the feedback that everyone game was amazing. It was critical, but constructive.

For those that don’t know what Toastmasters is let me just give you the description from their own website.

“Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.”

Go to www.toastmasters.org and check out a club in your area. If you have EVER wanted to learn more about public speaking, this is a great opportunity for you.

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How often do we make excuses?

Make history… be remembered for what you have done… not for what you never got done.

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It is OK to fail. Sometimes it is the ONLY option that you have and the only time it is true failure is if you didn’t learn something from the experience. Think about how many “failures” led to great success…

Bands who got turned down over and over and over again until they finally got signed. Later they would go on to be award winning artists.

Inventors that worked relentlessly to make something only to have to start over again and again.

Athletes that couldn’t hit a ball, dunk a basket or throw a pass… who later grew up to lead teams to their championships.

It is OK to fail… sometimes.

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If you want to check out the book by Pat Flynn that I gave away, check it out here. You may find something great in it for your next big idea!

We all have relationships… Friendships, families, work friends. How we have communicated over the years have made a huge shift in how we manager those relationships. We are more distracted than ever with technology.

I talk about ways to build the strong relationships and friendships in an age where we are connected 24/7

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We all lie to ourselves sometimes. We say we are not smart enough, attractive enough or anything… just to avoid the potential for embarrassment. I talk about some of the lies I have told myself and some of the examples of what we can do to defeat those lies.

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Makings some changes to the podcast… WAY too serious so far and I am less serious than that normally. On this episode I talk about fears and doubts. I go through some of the fears (or phobias really) that I have, how I work through them and how I face them. I also talk about some of the doubts I have about myself and even with what I do every single day.

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We all have mornings. It’s a fact of life. How you start your day can be a HUGE factor in how the rest of the day goes. In this episode, I talk about my morning routines, the areas I see I can improve and I talk about the book that really got me looking at the routines that I did have. I even have direct links to purchase the book on the website, if you are so inclined.

If you are interested in Hal Elrod’s book, The Morning Miracle, you can get it at Amazon through the link below. All purchases help to support the Live Life Loudly podcast and of course Hal Elrod and his amazing book!

Added something new to this podcast too… I observed a sign that made me more confused than enlightened and I talk about it.

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We all have something to complain about from time to time. If you don’t or never have.. CONGRATS! You are the unicorn of humanity!

We all deal with traffic, work, money issues, almost anything really. Today I talk about ways I help reduce the stress that comes with it.

Community Challenge – What are some of the things that you commonly have a complaint about? How you tried limiting your complaining to 5 minutes MAX and how did it help… or did it?

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I talk today about being a self-described introvert and things I am doing to retrain my brain to not feel that fear. We all have it from time to time, some just have it worse than others.

Definition: introverted

of, denoting, or typical of an introvert.

Synonyms: shy, reserved, withdrawn, quiet

Since the 1920’s and ongoing a huge spike in the term or identification of being introverted has been recognized. I wasn’t always an introvert myself. I think I started becoming more and more of one in the last 15 or 20 years.

Community Challenge – Are you an introvert? How do you work around that and how do you manage your friendships and relationships?

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It is too easy to be the mouse in your every day life. The mouse will sit quietly, watching for all the dangers around him. He scurries about just trying to not make waves and getting noticed.

The lion is proud and makes his presence known! He doesn’t hope for the approval of others and he isn’t quiet about his needs and his intentions.

Community Challenge – How are you going to be the lion and not the mouse this week?

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