I had my very first speaking event as an author this past week. There were four people plus the event coordinator from the library in attendance, but that is completely acceptable to me for my first speaking event. I could do it as a trial run, and none of them had heard the speech or some of the stories so it still counts. Plus, I carefully consider how I want to measure my success in various areas of my life, and my first time of anything my success is measured by completing the activity well enough to have a smile on my face at the end. By that measure, I was more than successful.
And for my friends and family near and far who couldn’t attend, or for any of you who want to hear about diminishing the limitations in your life and instead speaking abundance into your life, here it is. Be kind, I have never before given a speech that matters: