Don’t Wait

24th June, 2014 - Posted from janebeard

In working with a client today, I heard a phrase that we often hear from clients in the early phases of our work together:

“I can’t wait till I figure out how to do this well!”

It’s great to want to become better at something. Frankly, we wouldn’t be in business if people didn’t want to become more authentic, more effective and more empowered in front of live audiences.

But the idea that you have to WAIT…that “better” is off in some distant future…and that you have to live through some period of time to GET THERE…that’s backwards.

All we have is THIS moment. The only time you have with THIS audience, this exact audience, is RIGHT NOW. You will never again get THIS group of people, with their exact constellation of ideas, problems, barriers, opportunities, vision and fear, sitting in front of you, waiting to be changed by you, again.

Give them your best NOW. Don’t wait till you know something more. Don’t wait till you have more confidence. Don’t hold back any part of you for some uncertain date in the future when you are Better than you are now.

Bring all of you to the table (or the front of the room) NOW. Show everything you are, everything you know, and everything you have. Don’t play small. Come get us, and make us take an action we wouldn’t have taken without listening to you.

If you wait, we have to wait, And we don’t want to wait. We want what you have NOW.