When was the last time you took a chance? A risk? A DARE? You remember the truth or dare game we used to play when we were younger (and maybe some of you still play). There was always something about choosing the dare that was exciting and nerve-racking. It was uncomfortable not knowing what would be waiting on the other side of that dare. Dare to FLY was birthed out of that same nervous excitement.
When I decided to start creating and facilitating my own workshops for moms like me, it was a dare. It was a dare that I gave myself. I decided that if I didn’t step up and step out for what I wanted (and needed) to do for myself, no one else was going to do it for me. So I took the dare and here are just a few lessons I’ve learned in the process…
1. If it scares you, do it faster.
At the Get RADICAL Conference last year, one of the things that Doreen asked attendees was to identify one thing in our business that we had wanted to do but hadn’t done yet. The one thing that I wrote down was hosting my own live workshops specifically for moms. Up until that point I just hadn’t done it due to so many excuses that I won’t even bore you with here.
So about a week or two after getting home from the conference, I went online and reserved a room at the library to host my workshop. I had no title or theme, no agenda, and no idea on how I would plan it all out. I had no idea what I would be teaching or who would even attend the workshop. And I gave myself only 4-5 weeks to plan everything. Setting the date was the scariest part because it meant I had to take action. And so I did. Was I scared? Of course! Did I panic? A few times. But if I hadn’t taken that first step in booking the space, I would probably still be talking about wanting to host and facilitate live workshops.