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September 14, 2022

You're Rewarded In Public For What You Practice In Private

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This is one of those things that you know to be true, but maybe hearing it said a different way will inspire you to take action on it. You can have whatever you want in life. That’s not just something that sounds good on a Hallmark Card, it’s actually true. But what happens is many people fall short of having, getting, and living how they want to because they wait for it to happen on its own. 

You know that’s not how it works. You need to lead the charge. You are a powerful creator capable of shaping your life, but those powers will not do much for you unless you are intentional about putting them to use.

This is where I want to share a concept that has really resonated for me. You’re rewarded in public for what you practice in private. What does that mean? It means that the work you do behind the scenes and the preparation you put into building a skill, lead to the results that everyone else sees. It honors the hustle no one sees that they get to admire when it’s all said and done.

But here’s the kicker (and you knew this was coming) - You can’t expect to get the outcomes you want without putting in the work. You won’t achieve the results you want without developing the craft. Many people shy away from that part and are entitled to get what they want simply because they want it. That was me for a long time, but I've made a change and I want to show you how I’m working on it.

I’ve always imagined in my career that I would be a keynote speaker. I imagined that I would be on stages, inspiring thousands of people at a time, and I’d be paid to do it. But I always assumed this dream would materialize at some point out of thin air and I didn’t put any energy behind it other than a distant desire.

Reflecting on this idea, that you’re rewarded in public for what you practice in private, I committed to practicing my speaking skills in something that I’m calling the Keynote Speaking Project. Every week for one year, I am giving a practice keynote speech. I am putting in the reps so that when the opportunity comes, I’m ready and confident.

About 15 weeks into this commitment, it’s pretty unbelievable what’s already happening. That’s a story for another time, but what I want you to take away from this is that you can make the decision to start practicing whatever it is you’re hoping to do today, and accelerate your ability to reach the achievements you have on your heart.

I’d love for you to be a part of the Keynote Speaking Project Story. If you have a group or an event, or an opportunity where you need someone to speak, I’m your guy! Feel free to reach out to my email brian@selfimprovementdailytips.com and we can get it set up!

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