I know that I’m not the only one out there hearing those words every now and then. I used to let that voice in my head stop me.
Now I know that voice and those words are a sign that I am on the right path.
Last week, I went to an intensive writers and speakers workshop in New York City with Hay House Publishing CEO Reid Tracy and best-selling author Cheryl Richardson. Hay House is the world’s largest publisher of self-help books, including Suze Orman, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, and Doreen Virtue. Some of Hay House’s new authors were at the workshop.
The who the bleep do you think you are’s were so loud that weekend that I was nauseous at times. But I stayed. I learned so very much about me and the business of speaking and writing. And the people I met were absolutely amazing! It was the most wonderful gift I have ever given to myself. I even met with my hero ~ best-selling author Dr. Robert Holden of The Happiness Project and Shift Happens.
Who the bleep do I think I am?
I am Catherine Doucette. Reformed perfectionist (most days). I adore my dogs. I am Über-passionate about being an effective trainer. Born a writer. I need to write like you need to breathe. I’m silly. A generous, loyal friend. A mentee, and a teacher. A gifted, kick-ass speaker and facilitator. A lifelong learner. An entrepreneur. I speak the truth. Sometimes I need to speak in a gentler voice. I’m thrilled, terrified, and excited so much for my second book that I am at a loss for words (a rare occurrence). I’m on the verge of major success.
Now find your courage, ignore that voice, and tell me. Tell us all… Who the bleep are you?