This is a quick, short, and practical podcast with tips and tools to help you set and reach your goals, however big or small they may be. And today we have a brag! This is the first brag, hopefully of many, and I'm so excited to have it here for you today. I am so proud of the woman who got up and had the nerve and just said something great about themselves, and I'm honored that you took the time to do it. A couple of other women have also done it, I'm just going to wait until next week to play the next one. I'll play one every week. Today's brag is from a wonderful woman in England, and her name is Ruth Smart, she is such a rockstar. So let’s hear her brag, and then we'll talk about it. “Hi, this is Ruth Smart. Earlier on today I stood up in a meeting at a political conference and asked a question of our Governor Minister, which was a really scary experience, and I probably made a complete mess of it, but I'm really pleased that I put my hand up and asked the question.” Thank you so much to Ruth Smart for sending in the first ever #SWC brag! I know some of you have been in similar situations, and I know that I have been, so why do you think it is so hard to get the nerve up to stand up in front of a room of people and simply ask a question or make a statement? It's really difficult to do. I guess we're afraid that people are looking at us, and we don't want to look silly. We don't want to say something that's not intelligent. Or what will people even think of us? Or why are they even looking at us? If you really break it down to see if that's true, when we look at other people standing up and asking simple questions or making a statement, and that is not what we're thinking about them. We respond to them in a relevant way, according to what they're saying. I always think of the other side of things. Think of what good will come if you do stand up and you do ask the question or make the simple statement. Others will agree with you or they will disagree with you, and then we have a situation where we have a conversation and you are the thought leader! You are the person who initiated, and people will start turning to you to further discuss it. It's such a simple thing to do. It's a little bit hard, but it's also very worthwhile.
A perfect brag for this week! I'm not going to add any more for this week. I want these episodes to be very very short, and I'm sure with time they will have a more polished format, but for now this is going to be good enough.
I just want to get it out there. It doesn't have to be perfect. I want to present these ideas and give a platform for you, for you to be able to be able to say things that you're proud of and get the confidence. And you are really going to inspire other women, as I'm sure that Ruth has with her simple statement of what she did this week. I'm very proud of her. I really want to hear what you have done lately and what you can brag about. So, go on over to the website at thestrongwomensclub.com. There's a black button on the right, it say's "Leave Voicemail", all you have to do is click on it. It's very simple. You have a little bit of time; I think it's up to about 90 seconds for you to record your win. You could listen to yourself afterwards to make sure it sounds like you want it to sound, but don't obsess over it, just record it and send it in and I'll play it just like we did with Ruth Smart's. Have a wonderful week everybody. This has really made my week. Thank you again, Ruth, you really are inspiring other women to do great things just with that one small gesture. Thank you again, and go and be strong.