We all want to save energy don’t we – particularly our own. When I started facing my fear of public speaking I had no idea how much energy it would save me. Racing heartbeats in meetings while fretting that I may be called upon to speak, nervous energy spent preparing for upcoming presentations certain of the failure that would ensue, sleepless nights worrying about the same.
Of course I still think about what I say in meetings, I still prepare for the presentation but now it’s about the message and the audience, I no longer fret that the words won’t come out, I sleep better and I know I do a better job. I could always do better, any job can be done better but I definitely save energy.