Overcoming Fear With Faith

On January 25th in Andrews, South Carolina, I gave my first (only) TEDx Talk. It wasn't pretty.

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On January 25th in Andrews, South Carolina, I gave my first (only) TEDx Talk. It wasn’t pretty. I flubbed lines and may have left out parts. I mean, honestly, I have no idea what I said because it was a literal out of body experience for me. I was so nervous that I actually considered walking off the stage and not doing it. But, because my talk was all about overcoming fear, I figured that would be the kind of moment I was talking about in it’s content.

It’s been over 2 months since I did that talk and it hasn’t been released yet. I’m not sure what the hold up is, and I don’t really care. What I care about is the message attached to it.

The title of my talk is: Overcoming Fear: What Happens When Faith Is All You Have. And honestly, it’s a message we need right now, during this incredibly turbulent time. The COVID19 has us all in a tizzy. And the only way I know how to help is to listen, to encourage, to support and to be present.

This talk is a message of hope – because I believe we all have the power to create change. I believe we all have the power to overcome fear. We do it every day.

So, I made the decision to put it on a video for you – with the accompanying slides from my presentation. I’m probably breaking every TEDx rule in the book, but you know what? I don’t care. I’m worried about humanity right now. I’m worried about the people who are struggling to keep it together. If this can offer any kind of solace, help or encouragement, then I’m sharing it.

If you are in need of connection – please reach out. If you’re need of encouragement, please reach out. We’re all in this together, and I’m here to help.

Wash your hands
Don’t touch anyone
I love you

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