4/20/2016: Right

A reminder to shift your focus on what could go right rather than what could go wrong! $25 giclee print available at the Made Vibrant Art Shop!

Today I hosted a live branding workshop and I’ll admit it, I was a little nervous. It’s only my 4th or 5th time doing a live stream like that, and only my second time doing it by myself! Despite how much I LOVE teaching, I found myself with butterflies all morning. Part of that nervousness comes from our human predisposition for worry — to think about ALL the things that could go wrong: What if the tech goes haywire? What if something’s wrong with my slides? What if someone asks a question I can’t answer? All that and more ran through my head but about 10 minutes before it occurred to me: What if everything goes RIGHT. Instead of focusing on the uncertainty, I focused on what I knew for certain instead: I know I love to teach; I know the Made Vibrant audience is AWESOME and fun and totally open to my weirdness; I know I believe in the content I had to share. So what was there to be nervous about?

When you find yourself spiraling into a nervous ball of doom, remind yourself to focus instead on what could go RIGHT instead of what could go wrong and you might just find those butterflies fly away!

Thanks to everyone who showed up — I honestly had the BEST time chatting with you guys (and lip syncing to the Spice Girls!) 🌶🎤