I did my first teleconference under my own initiative this week. This was a big step for me because there were uncomfortable feelings. Exploring this, I realized that what really bothered me was that I might lose control of the conference. There might be heavy static, the conference line might kick me out, or there might be some sort of heckler showing up on the line. All of those things were variables that could mess things up.
Were these anticipated problems a reflection of my message or my intention? Absolutely not!
Were these good reasons to shy away from a way to reach a wider, national audience?
I don’t think so.
Would all involved be better off with this teleconference or without it?
There’s where I found the answer. Of course everyone’s better off if I do this.
It is my job to share what I am learning and to help others in a way that safely and conveniently places resources where they can access them easily. Teleconferencing is just that. It is a powerful way to be of service.
Wednesday night was significant day in my path to service and leadership. I would encourage others to explore where their fears may hide and to ask whether fears are getting in the way of service. Never be afraid to step into fear in order to be of highest service. The world needs more people doing just that!