When most people have fear, they shake in their boots. Well for me, when I have fear, I shake my hands. : )
This weekend I was so honored to speak at the Happiness Summit. Oh my goodness! Thank you so much to Tetsu Takeshita for inviting me to speak among this panel of amazing people!
And ladies, there were only men on this panel. Whaaat?! Ladies, seriously, get a chance! Get out there and speak as much as you can! That’s my message for you.
The really fascinating thing is that I was speaking in Japanese. Now, I speak Japanese–I live in Japan. It really shouldn’t be a big deal about speaking Japanese in front of a Japanese audience. Huh-uh! Oh man, I was so scared! Throughout the week I had my Japanese coach, Masafumi Matsumoto, who was awesome in helping me, supporting me in my language and making sure my grammar was great. But up until the day before I was thinking, “Aw man, maybe I should just cancel,” because giving a whole entire talk about happiness and these amazing tools that I thought are going to be so useful freaked me out! I was so scared.
But I did a couple of things. One of the things was that I shook hands. I shook hands with everybody online before attending the event. I went to the Facebook Page and I was like, “Hi! I’m Soness! What would you like to get out of the event?” I wanted to connect and really find out what they wanted. So first, I went out and shook hands.
And then I got to the event. I met these people in person. And some of these people shook my hand! They […]