5 Lessons I Learned by Simply Taking a Dare

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.

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    Simone
    February 11, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    I love it!! Chrissy you just have a beautiful spirit so it’s not hard for people near and far to just love you!! I’m so blessed everyday that we are dear friends!! Still so very happy for you! And will continue to support always!

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      Christine St.Vil
      February 11, 2014 at 5:59 PM

      *tear* Thank you so much Simone, I truly appreciate you and all of your support!

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    Mia Redrick
    February 12, 2014 at 3:48 AM

    Great article. Proud of you.

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    Andrea
    February 26, 2014 at 1:30 PM

    Thanks so much for hosting an incredible workshop! I was glad to be a part of it and share with the other ladies in attendance. You have a gift and thankfully you are sharing that with the world so that we can all benefit from your knowledge and experience. Sometimes all it takes is that ONE person telling you ‘You’re not alone” so Thank You for that and for encouraging me and so many other women to Love ourselves and never give up on our dreams! 🙂

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      Christine St.Vil
      February 26, 2014 at 3:18 PM

      *tears* Wow, I’m speechless but thank you soooo much Andrea!!! I guess when you’re walking in the purpose that He set out for you, the people who need your message will cross paths with you. Thank you for your encouragement!

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    Nadeen White
    March 2, 2015 at 12:37 AM

    Good for you! The first step is often the hardest!

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