After 4 live TV shows for Sterren Springen, the media circus that surrounds it and the behind the scenes experiences, it is inevitable that you come away with insights about yourself and the world around you. Some are “duh” moments, while others remind you that going out of your comfort zone really is the recipe for success.
Here are 3 insights from my last 3 weeks in the public eye:
Don’t believe everything you read
And if it is in a tabloid, don’t believe anything. I was puzzled when I received a phone call about a rumor floating around about an argument I had with a participant of the Sterren Springen show. After telling them that whatever they had heard was complete nonsense, I was stunned to see a huge article on the front page of the gossip section of a major newspaper.
Big headlines accused me of arguing with the participant and then causing her ouster from the show. At the end of the article denials by everyone involved were printed, but at that point, what do you think everyone remembers? It is one of those moments when controversy hits, and you just have to laugh about it.
What is up with my reluctance to record more on camera videos? I am running out of excuses after 4 live TV shows. If I can do that, surely I can record some on camera event marketing tips? I know that marketing is moving more and more towards video and I have to get on board in a hurry. It is a matter of getting out of my comfort zone and start recording. I just wish I had Philip (styling) and Ciel (hair and makeup) at my disposal. They made me look so good on TV…
The Road To Success Is Out Of Your Comfort Zone
I loved watching the participants overcome their fear and move out of their comfort zone. Whether it is “just” jumping off the 3 meter diving board, performing an arm stand somersault of the 10 meter platform or hosting your own event, it takes guts to make that decision and go for it. What thrills me more than anything is that the more you use those “guts”, the better you become at moving out of your comfort zone.
I have seen Sterren Springen participants fall flat on the water, bruised and battered, but they never gave up. And ultimately, that is what will make you successful. If you look at entrepreneurs and people you admire, they are not sitting safely in their office or at home. They have taken risks, put themselves out there and yes, fallen flat on their faces a few times. But they have persevered and gotten up more times than they have failed until success was theirs.
As a workshop and seminar leader, or someone who wants to host your own events, you also have to move out of your comfort zone. It could be out of your comfort zone to add more monetization strategies, or to find a new way of marketing your seminar. To explore what you need to make your events successful, set up a Winning Workshop Road Map with me. I love to help you think differently about your events and more importantly, about your ability to make them successful. There are people who desperately need your expertise that your own events can bring them. Give it to them.