No Worries…

STAY CALM IN THE MIDST OF TURMOIL

TODAY, I want to share with you what I have learned and continue try to do in the midst of turmoil…

HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN CONFUSED, AGGITATED IN THE MIDDLE OF COMMOTION???

If I am honest with myself… ME!!! What I try to do is limit my reaction to this commotion… Showing yourself aggitated, confused, or stressed could worsen the situation…

My part-time job is continually challenging my ability to remain calm when a crowd is not… 25,000+ people… On average, that is what Chocolate World averaged in daily attendance pre-covid… THINK ABOUT IT 25,000 PEOPLE…

3 WAYS TO REMAIN CALM…

I. Read Books… Books give us ideas, wisdom, knowledge… I learn so much from reading… For Example… “THE POWER OF VOICE” is an awesome book… I learned how to Articulate clearly, gain confidence in any situation, release tension and stress, and become a powerful public speaker… MUCH NEEDED SKILLS WHEN FACING A DAILY CROWD OF 25,000.

II. Be Diverse in Life… FINALLY, THE ATTENDANCE AT CHOCOLATE WORLD IS GETTING GREATER… Last Saturday at  Chocolate World, I was pulled out of my REGULAR JOB at Create Your Own Candy Bar and directed traffic in PARKING.  That was really good for me… I will use this experience for my upcoming volunteerism on Memorial Day.  I am directing traffic for the Elizabethtown Memorial Day Parade… When I was directing traffic at HCW… people were walking behind me… I was in front of them facing those metal beasts.  I acted as a division between the pedestrians and cars. GOOD EXPERIENCE.  

What does this have to do with remaining calm???

EVERYTHING.

The more solitude you display… THE MORE PEOPLE WILL LISTEN TO YOU…

“Can’t wait to give this speech”

III. Be CONFIDENT… I have come to the conclusion that people, especially groups of people can sense fear… Have you ever heard the phrase “FAKE IT to YOU MAKE IT”??? Honestly, that phrase doesn’t do it for me. I got to know the truth… that is the way I am confident… if I have to guess, I won’t say anything. That is why I love the Toastmaster platform… I CAN ENHANCE MY CONFIDENCE while LISTENING TO OTHERS PERFECT THEIRS. When are you scheduled to give your next speech??? (I MIGHT BE THERE)…

In addition… I want you to have 😉 No worries 😉 You have this… know that all of your education, experiences have prepared you for THIS MOMENT… Now go out and give it hell. Do not worry what other people might say, or do to try to lessen your feelings of importance.  BE IN THE MOMENT… Knock out one focussed task at time… In hindsight each task might seem miniscule.  BUT, LOOK AT THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE…