Caught off guard Winning the Table Topics Section at my First Toastmasters Meeting 🤩

I went to my first #Toastmaster meeting this evening at the location where my friend Emily is a member and I won the #TableTopics part of the night 😮 It’s the part where impromptu questions are asked of the members and those guests that choose to participate (which I did) and they have to answer the question speaking for at least ☝🏼 minute long! 🙃 I thought it would be fun to participate with #SHETalks coming up in less than two weeks 🤩 and who would’ve thought I’d get the votes 🗳 and win 😝 It took me by surprise! 😬🤩⁣

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I share this not to boast, but rather to share that ANYTHING is truly possible!!! I’ve been interested in going to a Toastmaster since I lived in Colorado, for at least 10 years if not longer, and I never had the #Courage to go because I was SOO scared of #PublicSpeaking! 🤭😳🤯

⁣Yes, ME! I was even terrified to raise my hand because of what people might think of me, and more specifically because I thought people would think I’m stupid… I carried around this stupid story (no pun intended 😝) for YEARS! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Many people don’t know this about me because you see my extroverted side and the fact that I would perform Persian dances since childhood 💃🏻 The difference was that I was CONFIDENT in that area, but give me the mic 🎤 and I’d freeze, my brain would go blank, and I’d feel my heart beating in my throat! 🙈

⁣This month marks my 4 years of being a #Landmark graduate 👩🏻‍🎓 where I discovered #Ontology, the study of Being, which is the type of #coaching I provide my clients now thanks to the continued growth and training as an #Ontological coach through #AccomplishmentCoaching 🤩 It’s also where I discovered where and when that stupid story was created 😒

As a kid, I was very curious and asked questions ALL.THE.TIME! 🙋🏻‍♀️

I remember this particular day in 5th grade, sitting around a square table with 7 other kids or so and as usual, I had a question for the teacher 👩🏻‍🏫 and she comes up to me, frustrated and annoyed and responds to my question: “OMG Anuschka, you’re so STUPID! How did you make it to the 5th grade?!” 🙇🏻‍♀️😳 And then the kids around the table burst out laughing 😭 This moment changed my life path in so many ways, I made so many decisions in that moment AND I never even shared this with my parents out of shame until I did the Forum 😞 Without getting into details, I still get triggered by this at times and I actually was triggered yesterday during my Coaching written exam 😣 AND it no longer stops me from doing the uncomfortable anyway! 🙌🏼

⁣It’s taken me a ton of #transformational work and constantly doing what’s #UNCOMFORTABLE over and over to get to this place, a place where I can share and speak from my heart ❤️ I will never forget when I was in my #LandmarkForum where the THOUGHT 💭 of raising my hand to just shout out an answer to the questions the leader would ask throughout the weekend, NO JOKE, just with the thought of it I’d feel my heart beat SO fast in my throat, I’d get super light headed and hot, then would start feeling like I was going to faint! 😱😶

⁣Do I still get nervous or uncomfortable? YES!!! Definitely not nearly as much and the more I do it, the easier it becomes… Besides, I consider this sensation a feeling of #ALIVENESS now! 😃 The physical sensations of being nervous is no different than being excited, it’s what the chatter does in our heads that changes the meaning of the feeling 😝 I am so #grateful for Accomplishment Coaching and the training it has provided me in this area to expand these abilities 🗣🎙 Nowadays I’ve taken on JUST SAY YES to those uncomfortable requests and possibilities because it’s exactly that which has me grow to the #NextLevel 💁🏻‍♀️ If you would have asked me even 3 years ago I’d be going on stage and speaking in front of ~500 women, I would have thought you’re crazy 🤪

⁣If I can do it, ANYONE CAN!!! 🦄💫💖

⁣As humans, we tend to forget how far along we’ve come and how much we’ve transformed, which is what made today so perfect! 🥰

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