“I am a little divided
Do I stay or run away
And leave it all behind?”
–Times Like These, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)
You’re at a crossroads in your life. Which path do you decide to take? The road less traveled or the safely paved one? Are you confident that you’ll find your way no matter which path you choose?
These times of indecision are agonizing but you’ll often emerge stronger and more confident in yourself, regardless of where the path takes you and the outcome. Yes, we all find ourselves on a difficult path at times. But those bumps in the road make us better people in the process if we choose to learn from them.
When you’re in between stages in your life, as many of us are in this post-pandemic stage right now, it’s not always easy to leave the past behind and embrace the future. And the way forward is seldom clear cut.
As I say in my keynote “Life is not about one big hit, then you quit. What you think is comfortable, safe and sound, may just be your habits, thoughts and attitudes, holding you down.” Like it or not, we are all constantly learning, growing, searching and risking.
Yes, you will feel afraid and not ready to navigate change. (Hint: Sometimes you won’t feel ready… ever.) It’s a matter of learning as you go.
I was never going to feel ready to step onto a stage in front of hundreds of people to give my keynote. For all I knew I was going to hate every minute of it. But until I did it, I couldn’t know. What actually happened: after my last note and the applause, I never felt so alive! I couldn’t wait to present my talk again, and again and again.
It’s times like these you learn to live again
It’s times like these you give and give again
It’s times like these you learn to love again
It’s times like these time and time again
Often, we don’t choose to arrive at a crossroads, but somehow, we find ourselves there. When negotiating change or adversity in life, you’ll be a stronger person after going through it or overcoming it. During that time, you will learn to love, live and give again.
After not singing for 35 years – in a moment of madness – I answered an ad to be a singer in a Rock’n’Roll band… and got the gig. I share my story about how stepping out of my comfort zone and getting a little outrageous has changed my life.
I want everyone I reach to experience the same transformation through the “GoGaGaTM” process I’ve developed to help attendees Unleash their “Inner Superstar” and realize that it’s never too late to bust through their fears to perform at levels they never thought possible. My talk takes people from “I can’t” to “I can” in 45 to 60 minutes – with my special brand of entertainment with a message. Click here to download my speaker one-sheet, and book me for your next event.