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Practice is Not a Consolation Prize

Practice is Not a Consolation Prize

When I started my unlikely–somewhat ironic–career as a professional speaker with a speech impediment, one of my primary goals was making millions of dollars, FAST.  Looking back on this time, my primary motivation wasn’t joy, but a desire to:  PROVE I could...
Noticing the Success You are Hiding From

Noticing the Success You are Hiding From

AS MANY self-help books as I’ve read, as many yoga classes as I’ve taken, as many hours as I’ve meditated, as many inspirational conferences as I’ve been to, as many Imperfect Best talks that I’ve given, I have a vicious secret.  I still, routinely, choose to see the...
Doing Our Imperfect Best in Times Like These

Doing Our Imperfect Best in Times Like These

Things change.  Problems that we think are insurmountable get solved.  Ten years ago, standing up in front of an audience was the last thing I wanted to do.  Back then, I was resigned to making do with a speech impediment I was ashamed of.  It never occurred to me...