I remember the earthquake of 1986 in El Salvador, I was 11y old and from one day to the next, my life was never the same!
From one day to the other, we had to change our way of working and schooling due to coronavirus, and… NOBODY was prepared!
Because of this coronavirus-period…
In one year, I have learned A LOT about public speaking. I became member of Toastmasters Antwerp and in the meantime, together with some friends, I started a non-profit initiative (Xten-Encuentros para crecer) to give conferences to Spanish speaking women.
I have learned from books, watching TED talks and listening to my toastmasters-fellows, but MOSTLY from being on stage.
The following tips have helped me a lot. I put them in practice and worked! Let me share them with you:
My daughter is 5 years old and LOVES desserts. Any gift could be replaced by an ice cream or a piece of cake.
Inspired by “Don Miguel Ruiz” and “Brené Brown” and their books The Four Agreements and The power of Vulnerability, respectively. I defined My Three Agreements: Things I have to put in practice, every day, in order to improve the relationship with my husband, my friends, but specially with myself.
After years, I’m starting to have a better relationship with my fears.
Via Tim Ferriss, I recently learned that doing a “Fear setting” is more important than a “Goal setting”. I was not sure about the results, so I gave it a try.
One year ago, I promised myself not to try “the sweatpants” AGAIN with my daughter (I shared already the story in a Previous post), but during the Christmas holidays, having walking tours in the forest everyday, I had no other option than “the sweatpants” as possible outfit. I put them in the luggage as a “just in case” solution.
The champagne is getting cold…