-I am a great leader
-I am really good at organizing
-I I have good time management skills
-I am good at public speaking
The reason I share these with you is because thinking positively about yourself is very critical. I have learned that self-affirmations are something I have definitely struggled with all my life and I know I’m not the only one. However, if you look at yourself in a positive light and believe in yourself then you will start to realize your true potential and begin to exude confidence and that in it self is a beautiful quality to have. So what are your self-affirmations?
When I last posted I mentioned about speaking at TEDx. That was an incredible journey! I was asked to do one of my forensics pieces. When I attended Las Positas College I was on the schools speech forensics team, not to be confused with the CSI type of forensics, but we’ll leave that for another post.
If you are familiar with TED at all then you probably remember the circular red carpet that the speakers stand on and the 3 dimensional red letterings spelling out T-E-D standing behind the speaker. We had all of that at our event. As I sit in dress rehearsal awaiting my turn, I sit in silence and just take it all in! The lights, the sound, the carpet, the letters, the theatre, and the caliber of speakers that I got to speak amongst. I couldn’t believe that I got one step closer in fulfilling my life goals of leading a TED talk.
Amongst the speakers one of my favorite was Lisa Highfill, an elementary school teacher. Highfill is no ordinary teacher! Using her masters in ED tech leadership, Highfill has become a Google certified teacher and an inaugural member of the YouTube star teachers. The reason her talk really stood out to me is because as an adolescent school was very difficult for me, I found learning boring, couldn’t focus, nor could I retain information, and I was always afraid to ask for help. However, they way Highfill approaches teaching and encourages others to do so is motivating, fun, interactive, and very educational. I feel if I had more teachers like her growing up, I would have learned at a much quicker rate, rather than falling behind my peers. I hope to someday inspire students the way Highfill has inspired hers
My talk was more of a performance piece, as Sarah Kellner, the other forensics piece of the day puts it; I got to give a performance in hopes of impacting someone else’s life, the way it has impacted my own.
Hope you enjoy the performance! Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below and if you enjoyed the talk, please share with your peers and spread the message because
There are many things that gleam through the eyes of a child, but nothing more potent than their perspective on war