I am enough

Do you hear a little voice telling you that you’re not […] enough or that you’re not […] enough?

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Ever considered that it is a  lie?

What if you ARE enough?

I’ve been thinking about this recently. I’ve been out of my comfort zone, training others in coaching skills. It represented a challenge to me, a big challenge and there were points when I was really very scared. I was worried that I wasn’t enough of an experienced trainer, or hadn’t done enough preparation or that I wasn’t flexible enough and even that I wasn’t nice enough. Funnily enough, none of that worrying had a positive impact on my training.

The turning point for me was realising that my best asset in that training room was myself. I decided I wanted to be vulnerable and yet also have authority. For me that meant apologising when I got things wrong and being willing to demonstrate in front of the room – being vulnerable. It also meant being tenacious and challenging in order to get the best from the participants – having authority. Those of you who know me will know that those two things are a large part of my personality. I showed up as me and let go of worrying if they liked me.

It was a huge relief. That training day wasn’t perfect and yet it was powerful and a lot more fun.

This video is a reminder of the power of vulnerability and authenticity. And also a reminder that you are enough.

Here’s a link in case the embedded video doesn’t work:

http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf

Take some time to watch the video and ask yourself that question – What if you ARE enough? What becomes possible?

I’d love to hear your thoughts, please do comment below.

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