On Monday, I did something I’ve never done before. I (virtually) spoke in front of 390 people.
Had you known me just a few years ago, you’d know just how big of a deal this was for me. I would have been terrified.
I’ve always struggled with self-confidence.
As a kid, my lack of confidence came across as insecurity. I was the quiet one at school, and the immature goofball at home. In high school, I became the “loner” who had a hard time making eye contact with girls. And as an adult, this insecurity spilled over into my professional life.
When I finally gained the willpower to quit the safety and routine of my job, I thought I was working for myself.