And I’m going to connect this AHA! with how the world has shifted and when I’m through well, I think it’s going to blow your mind.
I mean, I hope it’s going to make you incredibly excited about some opportunities to grow your business that you maybe didn’t fully appreciate in the past. I know it can feel like this crazy world is working against you, so maybe this will help.
Ok, here’s what happened.
The other day I was looking at my calendar and I realized I had ZERO stress about meeting my goals for the year.
Which is weird because I tend to worry, especially with the fact that the world is extra-strength worrisome right now!
So, what was making me so calm?
I looked at my calendar again and noticed that I have more than a dozen speaking gigs booked between now and the end of 2020. That’s when I had my aha moment.
It struck me that: Speaking Gigs = Money in the Bank.
I’d never really thought of it that way before.
On a whim I connected with a couple of my clients who have gone through my speaker trainings and asked them about their stress levels and they said the same thing. When they have a full calendar of speaking the money basically takes care of itself.
That’s a big deal, right?
This may be a little different than what you’ve heard from me in the past about speaking. If you’ve been around me for any time at all, you’ve probably heard me extol the virtues of speaking where I focused on…
- Getting your message out
- Attracting new clients
- Generating income
- Growing your list
- Becoming a recognized expert
All the above is still true but my aha moment made me realize that it also provides STABILITY. Now in the past, stability hasn’t been something that is particularly inspiring or motivating. But in our chaotic and uncertain times, stability, consistency and predictability are much more highly valued. For me, a full speaking calendar provides that!
Here’s where it gets even more exciting… a full speaking calendar is more possible than ever because nearly all speaking is done virtually now and will be for the foreseeable future. While I love the thrill that only comes from being in front of a live audience, speaking virtually completely eliminates the obstacles of travel time and travel costs. This is so huge.
For you speakers, who were limited to your local area in the past, now the world is your oyster! I understand this can be a bit overwhelming, because there are SO many opportunities now, but the bottom line is…
If you haven’t looked at speaking as a strategy, I highly recommend it.
Remember: Speaking Gigs = Money in the Bank