I know we’ve all experienced stage fright at some time in our life.Â The jitters, the butterflies your tummy, the excitement, the anxious anticipation, and even wanting to throw up…it’s different for everyone, but I think we’re all the same.Â Â I was reminded of this “Stage Fright!” feeling on Wednesday when I was given the experience of guest blogging on Ty Tribble’s blog.
Being in front of an audience can make anyone nervous!
(I’ve even heard that people fear public speaking more than death!)
Well for me, being a guest blogger on tytribble.com was a huge honor, but required me to overcome some major fears.
Let me set the guest blogging stage:
In comparison, the experience I have blogging compared to Ty Tribble is like appearing in a preschool Christmas pageant compared to appearing on Broadway!Â Ty has been blogging for many many years, I believe he’s written over 5,000 blog posts, and he’s built a tremendous following of raving fans (including me!) who get excited every time he posts.
I have been blogging consistently for only a couple of months, I’ve written a little over 50 posts, and I’m beginning to build a list of friends in the internet network marketing world that includes a few raving fans.Â (I hope you know how much I appreciate you!!!)
Well, when Ty wrote a post sharing that he was thinking of inviting some of his readers to be guest bloggers on his blog, I jumped at the chance.Â I knew it was a great opportunity to get more exposure and I’d be a fool to pass it up.
I was so excited when I got the email from Ty telling me that he’d like me to be his first guest blogger.Â I was at lunch with my mom celebrating her birthday when I saw the email on my phone and I was thrilled…until it dawned on me that I’d be writing a post for a huge audience and the stage fright set in.
I calmed myself down and started to think about Ty’s audience.Â Sure, he’s got a lot of amazing followers with a whole lot more experience than I have…but I know he’s also probably gained a lot of new followers with the launch of his free Blogging for Prospects videos and his MLM Blog Secrets training program.
And I know that after going through all of Ty’s training and implementing it in my business, I’ve got valuable information that could help beginner bloggers and I wasn’t going to let my insecurities keep me from sharing it. (A lesson I learned from clever marketer Kim DeYoung.) So that’s who I wrote to, the people I could help with the knowledge and experience I have.
Was I nervous sending the post to Ty?Â YOU BET!Â Was I scared to submit it on his blog?Â YES!Â Was I feeling a lot of stage fright when I realized he published it and his readers could see it?Â DEFINITELY!Â And how do you think I felt when I realized that he had emailed his whole list to let them know about my post?Â I felt excited…and to be honest, I felt quite queasy!
But how do you think I feel now, after having had the honor of appearing on Ty’s blog, and having gained the experience of being a guest blogger?Â I’m thrilled, proud of myself, and ready to take on the next challenge in my business!
I created a video that I hope will help you in your business to push past your fears and reach for your goals!Â I’ve been doing a lot of this ” pushing past fears stuff” this week between jumping into video marketing and appearing on Ty’s blog and all I can say to you is that you have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable in your business if you’re going to grow!
Bring on the stage fright (and the guest blogging appearances)!Â I’m ready for them, and excited about what the future holds for my business.Â I encourage you to do the same! Go for it!Â Play Full Out!Â I promise you great things will happen when you push yourself to grow!
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