“What would make you crap your pants?”
Last year, my friend Courtney Mcleod’s video surpassed 2.5 million views on Facebook.
She made the video on a dare…
At the end of 2018, Courtney, a life coach and organizer of events for women, decided that in 2019 she would dare herself to do something every month that would make her feel like she might crap her pants (her words, not mine.)
She wanted to push herself out of her comfort zone.
Her first challenge was many people’s version’s of Hell – speaking publicly in front of a large audience.
So, she applied for SpeakerSlam, a frequently sold out motivational speaking contest in a venue about half the size of a football field.
But more than that the fear of speaking in front of others, she put herself in a vulnerable place.
Courtney’s speech recounted one of the worst moments of her life.
When she was a child, her dream was to play Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. So, she rounded up the local kids to put on the on the play.
When the date came, however, the kids in the play staged a coup, told her she wasn’t pretty enough to play Dorothy and put someone else in the lead.
Courtney didn’t win the SpeakerSlam.
But, a video of her talk was picked up by GoalCast, edited into a three-minute clip and posted on their Facebook page.
Today, the number of people being inspired by it continues to grow.
Magic happens when you push yourself out of your comfort zone.
You gain confidence and the courage to take even more leaps.
Courtney’s sole objective for her speech was to do something that scared the crap out of her.
Along, the way, she’s inspired millions.
Imagine the impact YOU could have by overcoming your fears and speaking your truth.
The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step (or in some cases a decision that scares the crap out of you.)