When doing something for the first time it's easy to fall into the trap of comparison. Nerves can overtake and swallow one's confidence. Then self doubt creeps in. But this is the very moment when you need to be brave, to be bold.
After recounting a story I often hear, "Wow that was so brave." Or, "I could never do that." But here's the secret, any time you're tempted to doubt whether you could do something yourself, ask the storyteller for the backstory. Not all will share, but it never hurts to ask.
Today before the first full day of sessions at Alt Summit Winter 2015 kicks off, I'm sharing my backstory for any who needs a pep talk on being bold and taking that first step whatever it may be.