“I’m afraid of looking stupid. People will wonder why in the hell I’m doing this!!”
How many of you have had this thought? I know I have.
Even though I’m a professionally trained former TV Newscaster, I was terrified of showing up on video, when I started ProjectME with Tiffany Carter.
I was afraid of what my corporate clients would think. I was afraid of what my high school friends would say. I was afraid of my mom’s reaction and cutting remarks. I was afraid of looking fat. I was afraid that people would think, “oh she thinks she’s all that.”
I knew if I wanted to help thousands and millions of people become financially and emotionally empowered, I had to show up on video over and over and over again. There is no better way (aside from IRL) to build connection, trust, and loyalty with strangers than video.
There were four key things I did to get my self to just do the damn thing:
- Record a video and ask an friend to view it and give their genuine feedback. This way if my friend says it’s good, I felt a little better about posting it.
- I write out key notes in large print (with a purple sharpie, duh) on a piece of paper, so I can easily glace at my notes, versus trying to remember everything I want to say when I’m nervous.
- I make sure to record when my energy is at the high point of the day, like after my morning workout. This way I felt more confident on video and mentally sharp.
- I allowed my self room for mistakes, slur of words, weird facial expressions, incomplete sentences, etc… When I anchored the news live at both NBC and CBS for hours at time, all sorts of things happened because we are human and you can’t edit them out. Plus, this makes you more real and relatable to people. When something comes across too curated and perfect, it doesn’t feel as authentic right?
Welcome to ProjectME the Podcast with your host Tiffany Carter, who takes the mystery out of making BIG money. A former NBC and CBS TV journalist, turned multi-millionaire entrepreneur, teaching you all things wealth, health, worth, and business. You can follow Tiffany on Instagram @projectme_with_tiffany on Facebook @projectmewithtiffany and watch her TV episodes on ProjectME TV with Tiffany Carter on YouTube.