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OPTAVIA [ALL IN] Leadership Training in White Plains, NY

December 3, 2018

Partnered up with Jeremy to kick off the "Systems Check"

 

We’re back home! For 2.5 weeks anyway…well, for me. John travels again for work in a couple days. Although this event was local for many of the 120+ coaches that attended it, John and I flew there. We’ve flown in to a couple other trainings and events for OPTAVIA before but this one was special. I was asked to present! I didn’t realize this quite at first, but what an honor. I’ve only been coaching with this company for 19 months. I felt nervous even though I’ve done many presentations before (frequently online via Zoom webinars) and my presentation and public speaking skills have improved quite a bit since becoming a coach with OPTAVIA and joining a BNI (Business Networking International) group almost a year ago. 

Thank you Dr. JC for capturing this memorable moment!

 

After I started speaking, I remembered that I was once told to take the focus off of me and put it on those that I can help. My personal mission is to help as many people as I possibly can improve their quality of life - physically, mentally, and financially. So, when you shift from thinking, “What are people going to think about me? What if I mess up? What if I don’t say the right things?” to just sharing from your heart the information and experiences that have been of value to you, public speaking becomes a lot less intimidating and frightening. I have a long way to go to be where I envision, but 1. it’s always a work in progress and 2. I have to practice! If I didn’t say yes and volunteer for a part in yesterday’s training (I was TERRIFIED to say yes and commit), I would have missed an opportunity to grow. Sometimes you just have to say yes to scary opportunities as quickly as possible before your brain & body figure out how terrifying it seems and makes up a story as to why you can’t do it. Say yes and figure it out along the way. You can’t grow unless you get out of your comfort zone and put yourself in situations that force you to develop, refine, and use new skills. I am SO thankful for the opportunity. And now, because I’ve done it and didn’t deny myself the chance to grow, I can’t wait for the next one! Maybe there will be more than 120 people next time.

 

Jeremy was a blast to present with. Lots of laughs and exuding warmth.

 

Thanks for checking out my website and blog! I would love to hear from you - schedule a FREE consult with me to assess which areas of your health/life you’d like to improve (physical, mental, financial) or just say hi! I would be honored to guide you toward the health & life of your dreams <3 

 

With love, 

Valerie

 

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