I am a Sore-Winner...It's a problem


A wise old man or shoot maybe it was even Winnie the Pooh, said "Try, Try Again" and that's exactly what I did last night....


Last spring I gave a speech to the Awesome Foundation - Kingston - If you don't know what the Awesome Foundation is you need to check it out- It's an unreal idea where 10 people get together & put in $100 each...Then they listen to people with passion & ideas give a speech and choose a winner, and the $1000 helps benefit their idea. Kinda like a mini-local Dragons' Den or Shark Tank ....



The last time I was so nervous speaking to the crowd, I went home empty-handed & kinda deflated...But since the spring so much has happened with me, Happy Soul Project & what we are doing - So I decided to try, try again, to get up, shake it out, re-think and re-do...


And last night I went home with my arms raised instead of empty handed, my confidence boosted instead of wavering and 1000-smack-a-roos to put towards our Kick-It-Capes and our #differentisbeautiful Calendar....


While the moula is obviously fantastic and needed, to me it was more about winning over this same group of people - Getting validation in a sense that my ideas for Happy Soul Project and all our Initiatives {Awesome Eh Acts, Kick-It-Capes, Paint Outside the Lines Collection & #differentisbeautiful campaign} are indeed as awesome as I believe them to be.


The thing is friends, I get that validation from y'all everyday- Truly, the encouragement and support you show is unreal. But for some reason to get it from a group of strangers that don't have ties to Happy Soul Project, somehow gave me a new-found-confidence in what I am doing.


And about that confidence...I think in general I am a pretty confident person. But in areas where I need to stretch myself, like public speaking, I am a nervous-need-a-drink-hope-this-is-over-soon type of gal...However, by continually working on this via events like last night, tv & radio interviews and upcoming Guest Speaking engagements, I'm hoping the confidence I normally have eventually shines through...


That confidence though is also uber annoying & big apology the other presenters who had awesome ideas - I thought for sure the idea to feed the homeless a Christmas dinner was going to win me over...Anyways, I'm sorry I'm such a sore-winner - I always have been - Ask any Euchre partner, board game opponent or poor smuck that has gotten a karate-chop-to-the-neck for not giving it their all...I'm the worst - losing, I'm on fire and winning, well I'm this girl...


When they announced Happy Soul Project as the winner, I screamed, I cried, I threw my hands up in the air in victory and then I continued to fist-pump-the-air like I had just won a bloody Oscar...Even after just chatting & having a drink, I kept fist-pumping & smiling so big, my face actually hurts today.


Then of course, like I do at any event in which I'm put on the spot & right filled with emotion, like my wedding or baby shower, I felt the need to give a sappy-tear-filled-speech using the word "truly" 100 times..."I'm truly so this, I truly can't thank you enough, I've truly blah-blah-blah"...


So sorry for the dramatics last night folks - Was just so very happy to know my ideas mean something...


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous17.10.14

    When You win, we all win! Love that you try, try again (with dramatics :-) ! Congratulations <3

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