Afraid of Success? 10 Most Flexible Careers – Michelle Tennant’s Story in More Magazine

November 11, 2011

This image of a half kayaker/half business woman is from an article on the TEN MOST FLEXIBLE CAREERS for women in MORE Magazine this month. I’m featured. In fact, I’m the half paddler half publicist who inspired the graphics team to create such an amazing image. Read my story.

After the article was published, I decided to use it as inspiration for a keynote address I was giving at a local church. My speaking appearance was captured on video and it’s below. If you’d like to download the worksheet and take the 20 minute workshop on releasing fear to be the best you can be, find it here.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t  serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us: It’s in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. 
~  Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s quote greatly inspires me each day and in this women’s workshop I deliver at Providence United Methodist Church in Forest City, NC, I lead ladies through a series of questions to face their fears and let their inner light shine. It’s a quick 20 minute workshop with a worksheet and maybe you’d like to check it out too.

Work along as you watch the following short five videos (20 minutes total to breaking through fear in your own life).

Nikki Nicholson introduces her daughter-in-law, Michelle Tennant Nicholson. See Intro Video

Question 1: WHAT PART OF YOUR LIFE IS NOT SHINING? WHAT DO YOU FEAR? See Video 1 of 5

WORKSHEET LINK
Question 2: WHAT GOOD WORKS CAN YOU SHINE TO OTHERS THAT YOU ARE (or ARE NOT) CURRENTLY SHARING? See Video 2 of 5

Question 3: WHAT ACTIONS CAN YOU TAKE TODAY, TOMORROW, THIS WEEK, THIS MONTH, THIS YEAR? See Video 3 of 5

Question 4: LOOKING AHEAD!  See Video 4 of 5

Question 5: HOW WILL IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR OTHERS See Video 5 of 5

Let me know if this makes a difference for you, too.