Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Truly Inspired


Hi, Y'all!!!!

I was checking my facebook and happened to stumble upon Erik Gray's blog. He is a fellow co-worker of mine who is fighting a pretty rough battle of cancer and he is only one year out of high school. I admire Erik. He works hard and always has a positive attitude. Everybody on shift would be laughing and enjoying themselves the entire night when he worked. I personally recommend reading his blog, not only will his words inspire you, but they give you a reason to be grateful for your own life. I can't wait until he recovers and we can work again, I need a  good laugh. 

Here is the link to his story: http://lifewithoutafibula.blogspot.com/2013/02/whats-most-important.html

Read it, be inspired, and be grateful for everything you have in your life.



Thursday, February 7, 2013

Confidence

This year for my New Year's resolution I decided that I want to gain more confidence in myself. I fell like I have the skills and the ability to succeed, but my lack of confidence is holding me back. I fell like what's the point of going to school if I can't sell myself to get the job I want and achieve my goals. I want to be a great leader and very successful one day. Last semester I had a few class presentations and job interviews which I totally bombed! I was TERRIBLE at both. I decided instead of beating myself up over what could be considered a huge failure to look at those situations and find a way to improve my skills.

In Hawaii
While laying out on the beach in Hawaii I thought myself repeatedly, how am I going to gain the skills I need? How will I get over my phobia of talking to people? My professor mentioned to me after my botched presentation,  there was a community group he saw in the newspaper called Toastmasters.  I thought of that and looked the group up online. I sent and email to the contact information about the our local chapter and they responded right away. I went to a few meetings and joined the club. The group seems to be the answer to my prayers.





Today I was assigned to stand up in front of everybody and tell a joke. So, I told my favorite joke Uncle Clarence used to tell me, when I was a kid, about the bee and butterfly. Everybody laughed and I even said the punch line correctly. It was fantastic and a huge boost to my confidence. The people in the group are so kind and very welcoming. I am really nervous, but super excited to give my first speech.

Anyway, I have work in a half and hour so I better go get ready. If you would like any information about Toastmasters I will gladly send it to you. Until next time....
Here is the link to the toastmaster site. http://www.toastmasters.org/
Amy








 
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