TED Talk Tonight

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Well, it’s the day of my TED Talk and I’m as nervous as can be. At the same time, though, I’m completely ecstatic with the fact that I’m speaking!

At first, everything was calm this past week. But I think it has finally hit me: I’m doing my first filmed talk and I will be discussing some intimate details of my life. I’m actually sharing myself more than I ever have.

I went from just going with the motions to preparing, and now it’s like I have all of these emotions jolting through my body. I keep repeating to myself the line that I tell others when they feel this way:

“When you’re nervous and excited at the same time,

that means you’re doing something worthwhile!”

And now all I can think of is, “shit, I hope that’s true!” At least I’m going to tell myself it is.

See, I’m not nervous at the fact that I’m speaking in front of people; I’m nervous at the fact that all my hard work over the years has finally paid off: and I’m starting to see results! This talk is more than just a talk. I’m making it memorable, and that means surprises!

Tonight, the plan is to do something that no one in the world has ever done for a TED Talk. I can’t tell you what that is yet, because that would totally ruin the surprise! What’s helping (and intimidating me at the same time), however, is the support I am receiving. People are actually taking time out of their day to come see me speak. Me! … Speak!

I’ll be honest: I have no other reason for writing this post other than to update you on where I’m at and how I’m feeling about this new adventure. However, I would like to encourage you to really go after what you want even if you don’t see the results immediately. One day, opportunities may just start popping up out of nowhere!

Thank you for supporting me!

James