Boldness Has Magic, Power, and Genius In It + Giveaway!

by Tess

Contributor: digitalart

I'm the person who talks about magic, power, and genius, I can speak to a crowd of five thousand but when you put me in a room to network with 50 people, I become socially shy.

It's an intimacy issue, in-too-me-see. I avoid networking.

I'm attending the World Domination Summit with Chris Guillebeau in a few weeks. I felt myself getting anxious about a month ago. I even thought about cancelling my trip. 

I didn't.

I decided to "walk my talk." I began to take action.

Action steps

I began reaching out. I discovered a private group on Facebook and began communicating with other people that are going including Kerrie Blazek of In Her Element, Michelle DeSpain of The Diary of a Late Bloomer, and Laurie Ann Silberman, who is relaunching her blog soon.

I chose these three women because they all live in the Phoenix area and I need off line friends! It can be that easy!

I'm going to get some extra business cards printed this afternoon. I signed up for the individual workshops I will be attending.

By taking action I changed my fear and anxiety to anticipation and excitement. 

What do you need? What are you willing to do?

10 tips to be bold and discover your magic, power, and genius!

Own your brilliance. You have a profound greatness. Breathe it in. Share it with others. Come out of hiding. Decide to shine. This is your time. Run with it. 

Let go.

Unset your mind and heart. Set your intention and choose to let go of the outcome. Be open to options. Your results may be even better than you expected.   

Enjoy the ride.

You don’t have to make life difficult. Savor the adventure. Go new places. Introduce yourself to people. Learn something awesome. Don’t be the same person you were yesterday, today. 

Look with fresh eyes.

My three year old grandson, Henri, asked my daughter today, “Why is there road construction?” She replied, “Workers fix the holes in the road so that our car tires won't go flat. (Michigan roads) 

Think about your blueberries. If you squash one, it won’t roll. Flat tires don’t roll. We need our tires to roll in order for our car to run.” The wonder of a child and learning something new is contagious. Borrow that energy!

Dwell in possibility.

When we live in fear, we dwell more on what won’t or can’t work. When we live in possibility we wonder what will work and discover how it can. Begin to spend more time in what’s possible and less time in doubt. Dream big!

Let life be good.

You determine how your day will go. When you stay out of your own way, life is great. If you fear success, you stop your progress and create obstacles. Do what is before you. Work on your three top tasks. Focus and allow life to be grand! 

Acknowledge the wonder and beauty.

Look at your life and count your blessings. It’s easy to get caught up in what others have and what others are doing. Meanwhile, you discount your own blessings as meaningless and unimportant. 

Judge nothing that occurs.

We don’t know what anything is for. You can’t see the big picture. We don’t know why someone wins against all odds. We don’t know why some things go terribly wrong. The only meaning something has is what we give it. Show up with less judgment, have fun, and do your best. 

Spiral upward.

See your life experience with hope, trust and optimism. Decide to feel good in every moment. Release negative energy, negative situations, and negative people. Stay in the moment, lighten up and choose joy. 

Give of yourself today.

Energy shared is energy expanded. Help someone get ahead. Go the extra mile. A slight positive change can shift someone’s life in a different direction. You have the power to improve someone’s life with love. Share it wholeheartedly. 

What if… What if everything turns out great? Most things aren’t as serious as you make them out to be. You are surrounded by possibility. Keep your head high and your eyes open. Observe. Take action. Step into an amazing future!

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    { 11 comments… read them below or add one }

    Elle June 18, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Congratulations Tess ~ it can be a challenge to change our mindset ~ but look at you ~ entirely new possibilities opened up for you. You are a wonderful role model and thank you for sharing your fears and how you changed your mind and changed your life…as the saying goes.

    Elle´s last post…How To Overcome Inertia And Everything Else That Holds You Back.


    Tess June 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Hi Elle,
    Yes and I’m sure a lot more of opportunities will become available with all the people I meet and especially what I learn. I love that kind of energy!


    Paige | simple mindfulness June 18, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Like you, networking was one of my biggest fears. I avoided it at all costs. Until late 2008 when I made myself get out there and network on an almost full-time basis in order to find my next job (big networking meetings, small group meetings, lots of one-on-one coffee meetings and lunches). At first it was scary as hell but by the end of about six months, I loved it. I actually got a bit upset that a new job would take me away from meeting lots more interesting and amazing people. Once I made it about the people I would meet and the interesting things I could learn instead of what I thought they might be thinking about me, it was really fun. I wish I could be there with you at the Summit!

    I just finished the $100 Startup and highly recommend it! It’s got lots of how-to along with tons of inspiration from a variety of case studies – all people who have gone out and done their own things their own way and the lessons they learned along the way.

    My next bold action is to finish my first product and start generating an income from my online business. While it doesn’t feel scary, I seem to be procrastinating way too much on it.

    I totally agree with your ten tips, especially letting go and enjoying the ride! Thanks Tess!!
    Paige | simple mindfulness´s last post…Can’t Get Past That Stuck Place In Your Life? Here’s What to Do


    Tess June 18, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I look forward to fallining in love with networking offline! LOL The first product is the scariest. Once you get by it…watch out! Let me know if you need any help with anything.


    Cynthia June 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Great post. I find getting older naturally makes one bolder :) I have begun running, never being a runner before and am now up to running 29 minutes at a time….I will run a 5K this year.


    Tess June 18, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Running rocks! I just read the book, “Born to Run.” You may want to pick up a copy if you haven’t read it yet. Ahh-mazing! Thanks for sharing with us.


    Cathy | Treatment Talk June 18, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Hi Tess,

    Enjoy your time at the World Domination Summit! It should be great!! Share a few things when you come back :) Glad you met some new connections, that always makes things a little easier.
    Cathy | Treatment Talk´s last post…How to Fill the Void in Your Life


    Sarah | Holistic Hot Sauce June 18, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    This was perfect for me to read today Tess! I’ve also been running some anxiety about WDS – and your success with concrete action steps totally inspires me! After pushing hard to launch my new site, and then taking off on a trip a couple of days later I was beginning to feel drained and decidedly un-bold! I needed a dose of The Bold Life to get me back on track. Look forward to some offline ‘networking’ (let’s just call it hanging out!) in Portland.
    Sarah | Holistic Hot Sauce´s last post…Tips To Cultivate Serenity While Traveling (And Avoid That Death Warmed Over Look Despite Only 3 Hours Of Sleep)


    Sarah | Holistic Hot Sauce June 18, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Oh – and I WOULD love to win Chris’s book – I’ve only read the first chapter and I’m excited to get into the whole shebang! Bold thing I did today was contact a prominent online speaker to ask about interviewing her for my blog! And then since I was on a roll I contacted another person I’ve been feeling a bit intimidated by – to initiate a conversation. So funny how such little things can feel like such a big deal!
    Sarah | Holistic Hot Sauce´s last post…Tips To Cultivate Serenity While Traveling (And Avoid That Death Warmed Over Look Despite Only 3 Hours Of Sleep)


    Susan Gregg June 18, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    I could so relate to your post. I too can talk to thousands but at a party or to a small group of people at a social gathering I can become one with the wall easily.

    All I can say is, GO GIRLFRIEND! I will follow along and maybe even go to some conferences myself next year. You are an inspiration.It is so nice to read about your process and know I am not alone.



    Jodi Chapman June 18, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    I am constantly inspired by you, Tess! You really are doing it – walking the walk and helping all of us along the way. Thank you!!! I know you’ll have a wonderful time, and you’ll wow everyone with your radiant personality and amazing laugh!

    You know what my fears are already – being “out there.” But I continue to say yes to life – even if it feels scary. I believe that the universe will never give me anything that I can’t handle.

    Big hug to you!!!
    Jodi Chapman´s last post…When Did You Realize You Were Powerful?


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