The Double Ouch

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.  – William Shakespeare

we try and be someone else

I was reading (actually listening) to Transformational Speaking by Gail Larsen this morning and one of the key principles she espoused was around ‘being yourself’. She mentions this concept of the ‘double ouch’ as it relates to public speaking. It essentially means that most of us have the potential to fail twice, once as we try to be someone else and a 2nd time when we fail as our own selves!

fail as ourselves

Instead try the single ouch where you allow only your own self to fail or prosper! Give you to yourself completely, that would be a lifetime’s journey all by itself!

Daily Affirmation: Today I AM me. I succeed as myself.

Recommendation: Transformational Speaking by Gail Larsen

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