I’m a professional speaker, which simply means a good portion of my income comes from speaking at conferences and events.
There are tons of reasons I enjoy being a professional speaker. I like seeing different parts of the country and world. The income is really good. I enjoy being on stage. I love energizing an audience and, in return, being energized by an audience.
But there is one thing I enjoy most about being a professional speaker.
Interestingly, this one thing has nothing to do with me. In fact, you’ll notice that all the reasons I shared above are the benefits I receive from speaking. However, this one thing is not something I receive; it’s something I am privileged to give.
What it is?
It’s positively impacting the lives of others! When the message I share connects with people at their core and changes their lives…well, it just doesn’t get any better than that!
For instance, I was recently the opening keynoter for a state-wide conference with an audience of 1,900 people. When I returned home from this conference, the following email was waiting for me in my inbox.
I was in your audience today and well… I was totally inspired. I’ve always been the type of leader who is willing to take that first step off the diving board, but I’ve also been paranoid about the “ripples” that are produced whenever I “take a step.” Because of your message, I’m letting go of my paranoia and diving in with no regrets. E+R=O is my new life motto. Thank you for helping me step into what I believe.
This is why I love being a professional speaker. It’s not about what happens to me; it’s all about impact!
NOTE: If you’re interested in becoming a professional speaker who positively impacts the lives of others, be sure to join me at the Speak It Forward Boot Camp.