Reflecting on my TEDx experience, highlighted in my newsletter a couple weeks ago, I realized the lesson. Don’t defeat yourself. I had the whole thing memorized. I knew it cold. But i froze on stage because I was so nervous. I defeated myself. On the day of the actual talk, I smiled, I appreciated the moment and got out of my own way. It went smoothly. So often, we are blocking our own progress! We’re blocking ourselves with self-judgment, with fear, with nervousness. It’s all normal. It feels safe. But you have to let those things go. They’re defeating you from releasing your best work. Work that the world needs to see. Get out of your own way. You have magic inside you and it’s time to let it out.