Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Your Time To Shine

by Rachael Millsom (follow)
SELF: Meditation, Mindfulness,Counselling and Retreats. Rachael.millsom@gmail.com www.s-e-l-f.com.au Facebook.com\RachaelatSELF
Mindfulness (61)      Self Improvement (30)      Personal Growth (24)      Opportunities (5)      Practice (4)      Feedback (3)      Toastmasters (2)      Shine (1)      Your Time To Shine (1)      Presentation (1)     
Earlier this week I felt myself standing taller; heard myself saying thank-you for people’s kind words. Why? This week I gave a talk at my local toastmasters group on Mindfulness. I had prepared well and felt really ready. I spoke clearly and received great feedback. I came home feeling uplifted, and carrying an ‘I can do it’ attitude.



Woman shining from www.freeimages.com


Sure I am a generally positive person and tend to have an ‘I can do it’ attitude generally, yet I still felt the boost from doing something that I enjoyed, talking about a topic that is close to my heart – Mindfulness – and getting such a great response from it. I also invested a lot of myself in this presentation, in the words as well as the preparation and practice. This boost will carry me to my next presentation where: I will feel free to open myself up even more; to share more of myself with the world; and know that the preparation I put in will be worthwhile.

Feedback is important

There is a part of me that feels that I shouldn’t need the praise or feedback from others. Yet we are wired for feedback. Feedback helps us to grow, we learn what works and doesn’t work, what areas we can strengthen. I also believe that each of us not only wants to improve as a person but to be in a position to make a difference to the lives of others. This is something we need feedback for, and you and I can really only know our efforts and making a positive difference through feedback.

Make your own opportunities to shine

You need to put yourself ‘out-there’, agree, or even offer to give that presentation on your passion, take on a mentor role, practice to perform well in your chosen sport, hobby or skill. Make opportunities for yourself to shine.

For those if you looking for a chance to shine for the first time, find a place that you feel safe first. Set yourself up to succeed. Maybe don’t aim for sharing your soccer training skills with the local netball team. My recent presentation was to my toastmasters group, a group whom I know is supportive of me, yet who will also be truthful and honest with me. Even in this instance where I was well propped up I was still given some ideas for improvement.

I truly believe that each person has a special gift to share and there are enough opportunities for each person to find a reason and a chance to shine. Share your gift with the world and shine.

#Shine
#Your Time To Shine
#Toastmasters
#Mindfulness
#Practice
#Presentation
#Opportunities
#Self Improvement
#Personal Growth
#Special Gift
#Feedback
I like this Article - 1
More Articles by Rachael Millsom
There is something special about sitting, meditating with a group of people
0 answers
There is only one role we play in life I know of that can make you cry and laugh at the same tim...
105 views
Do you have dreams and goals you are working towards, so hard that sometimes you forget to stop an...
79 views
Why dream about the future? Why eat a healthy balanced diet? Why get regular exercise? Why car...
76 views
So often people believe that money and spirituality do not go together, yet in my experience how can...
100 views
%%Listen, what can you hear? Look, what do you see? What can you taste, what can you smell? Feel,...
300 views
view all articles by Rachael Millsom
My Google Plus Profile
ID: 19487
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
The holidays are often a joyous time of year for people to come together and spend time with t...
86 views
If you’re a parent who has faced the decision of to whether to give your child certain vaccina...
68 views
I lived the city life and I’m sick of it
835 views
Many of us fear to speak our mind because we care about what others might think of us or say abo...
6233 views
Apart from the physical advantages that promote healthy cardio, running in the morning can also empo...
42 views
Are you missing something in your life and you don’t know what you want? Are you lost and unsure...
1602 views
Oysters not only hold the ability to produce pearls, but to change gender, depending on which wo...
519 views
People choose to adjust their diets for a number of reasons
121 views
You don’t have to be rich to make money, you just have to be practical
3908 views
To attain any form of abundance in your life, you must feel good as much as possible
1890 views
Categories
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version