I am still quite new to using Periscope, and have found the process of learning this new (to me) platform both simple and challenging. Simple in the sense that you can hop on the platform, type in a little blurb about your “scope” and click “broadcast”. Challenging because you have to figure out what to say once you’re on there and it’s being recorded live. All of your mistakes, the times you stumble over your words, and how many times you say “um” are captured for the world to see. This can feel quite intimidating.
Then, there is trying to figure out the right time to record a broadcast. Because this platform makes it easy to connect with people from around the world, there are different time zones and languages to consider. Also, because it is easy to use this platform, there is a lot of traffic and noise from everyone else who is also “showing-up” with a desire to be heard.It can be hard to “show-up” and be heard above the noise Click To Tweet
Finally, there is the fear. Fear that what I have to say won’t matter. Fear that nobody will show-up or care. Fear that the words that are on my heart won’t reach the people that it’s meant for.
The reality is that many of my fears were realized. Monday through Friday I showed-up everyday to share this message with 0 live viewers. I’m sure there were several factors that contributed to this including, broadcasting at the wrong time and not telling enough people in advance that I was teaching this course.
Truthfully, there were a few people who showed-up at the start of my scopes, but none of them stayed through the end. So the question I had to ask myself was, “How do I continue to show-up fully, when I don’t know if there is anyone who is listening or cares?”How do I continue to show-up fully when I don’t know if there is anyone listening? Click To Tweet
Have you ever experienced something similar? Wanting to share your message with the world, but not knowing how to get in front of the right people? Or wondering if your message even matters to anyone other than you?
Despite the fact that I did not have any live viewers, I knew that I was recording this course. My ultimate desire was for people to benefit from the message even if they couldn’t catch it live. I made a decision to push through the fear and speak directly to them, as if they were watching live, right in that moment.
Some interesting things began to happen once I made that decision. As the week went on, I found myself loosening-up more. I noticed I was able speak with more confidence. I allowed my quirks, my stumbles, and my “ums” to show-up. I was applying the same simple self-care strategies that I was teaching to my own life that week.
This experience taught me several valuable lessons.
The biggest lesson, which has become my new daily affirmation, is this:
“Show-up consistently and share authentically.”Show-up consistently and share authentically. Click To Tweet
That’s it! That’s my job and it’s your job too.
If God (or whatever Higher Power is aligned with your beliefs) has placed a mission or a calling on your life, it is your duty to show-up consistently and share authentically. In doing this you will be shown the pathway to bring your vision to life.
As you go into your day, I want to encourage you to ask yourself two questions:
- “Where do I need to show-up more fully in my life?”
- “How can I start showing-up more consistently and sharing authentically today?”
Once you’ve answered those two questions, I’d love to hear back from you about what you’ve discovered in the comments section below.
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P.P.S. Make sure you check-back again next week, as I’ll be sharing another great resource to help you improve your self-care.