When was the last time you tried something new? Variety is, indeed, the spice of life and trying new things is a great way to learn and grow and enjoy yourself doing it! Life is more interesting and more satisfying when you challenge yourself and experience new things. All you have to do is take the leap!
What I tried: Public Speaking
In the interest of writing from my experience, just this week I did something entirely new- I spoke at Ignite Fort Collins. That’s right, I got up in front of a crowd of strangers and talked for 5 whole minutes. That doesn’t really sound that scary, right? (It was a little scary! And totally fun! What an amazing experience!)
As a member of Toastmasters it’s fair to say I have some experience speaking in public, though I have thus far only completed two speeches. Two speeches- I’m practically an expert, right? Okay, maybe not an expert. But my Toastmasters club is warm and friendly, and they are hardly strangers.
Fortunately for me the Ignite Fort Collins audience was just as warm and friendly as my Toastmasters club. In fact, the audience included friends, family, and some of my fellows Toastmasters who came out to support me.
What are you going to try? 5 Things to Try Today
I look forward to sharing video of my speech with you soon. In the meantime, I invite you try something new today. You don’t have to speak in public to try something new. Taking a small step is always the first step getting the most out of your life. I’ve made it easy for you, here are some ideas of things to try that are sure to improve your day!
1. Strike up a conversation with someone you don’t know very well.
2. Be friendly towards someone you don’t like.
3. Smile at every person you encounter!
4. Compliment a stranger.
5. Take 15 minutes just for you!
Whatever you do, try one new thing and have fun doing it!
I love your comments! What new thing have you tried recently? What are you going to try today?