Monday, June 16, 2008

about to leave my comfort zone

I don't want to go downstairs. I'm up on the 31st floor in my lovely room with its lovely view of the lake, the CN Tower, and many other skyscrapers. The King-size bed is calling my name, and the flat screen TV looks like it might be fun to watch. Also, I'm pretty hungry and perhaps should be ordering room service. But the real reason I don't want to join the conference? I'm kinda scared.

I'm about to be surrounded by hundreds of senior executives, and I am responsible for telling them all about an initiative that I, myself, am still becoming familiar with. Yikes!

I mean, if you called me up right now, I'd have no problem sharing all the details, boring you to tears, and getting excited about it in the process. But you also probably wouldn't ask me any hard questions.

It's always the unknown we're afraid of, the "what ifs", and the chance of failure or not living up to (usually) our own expectations. But, tough! You've just gotta bite the bullet and do what you have to do. Wish me luck!

8 comments:

Stacey said...

Good luck! I know you'll do great!

k said...

Good luck! I'm sure you'll know 'em dead. I think being scared is a good thing, it keeps you on your toes. Not being the teensiest bit scared would probably mean you are too comfortable in your situation.

Ahh, Toronto - I have some wild and crazy stories about a trip there when we were too young to drink in the US but old enough to party it up in Canada...

pinksundrops said...

Ooh that's stuff! Luck, luck, lots of good luck! You're going to rock it though.

s said...

you'll do great!

Courtney said...

Good Luck!!! Let us know how it went, k?

k said...

in response to your comment, the conference in cyprus is sept 1-3. i am thinking about staying a week or so after. the north part of the island (the turkish part which is not recognized by anyone but turkey) is probably rather affordable but the rest of the island is on the euro so not such a great deal :(

Anonymous said...

"WORK LAURA!!!"

From,
Work Stacey

Trish Ryan said...

How did it go? When I have things like this, I tell myself, "No matter what happens, by this time tomorrow it will be over."

I'm rather sure you did great :)