You’re listening in on a webinar so some brilliant person who’s delivering great stuff you know you’ll use.
And he/she says, “So, does anyone have any questions?”
“Really, is there anything I can help you with? Just press *6 and ask.”
You hear some squirming but still no-one speaks.
What’s up with that??
Is it that everyone in the audience is also an expert and doesn’t need to know anything more?
So why is it that when someone who definitely knows what they’re doing, offers us what amounts to one-on-one live coaching, for free… WHY do we not speak up?
I’ll tell you my theory –
It’s because we still playing small and our ego’s too big.
The nanosecond we hear that question, our inner voice starts up –
- “They’ll think I’m stupid if I ask that question.”
- “Who am I to speak to him/her?”
- “I’ll let someone else speak first.”
- “I don’t want to sound pushy.”
- blah, blah, blah
It’s all ego, and it’s all going to keep us stuck exactly where we are.
Next time this happens, I want you to remember these words from the divine Marianne Williamson –
“Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.”
And then, Speak UP!
Ask your question.
Take advantage of ‘the generosity of strangers’, and let your voice be heard.
Or pretty soon, scrumptious one, you won’t be playing at all.
And what a shame that would be.
the goddess known as Jacqui