Since returning from California on Sunday, life has taken on whole different definition of full.
I’m in Austin Texas for IBM’s Technical Leadership Exchange, a one-day conference, where I’ve been invited to share my ideas about creating your success. It’s been awhile since I’ve been on the stage – my presentations these days tend to be virtual, given from my home office. Nervous energy has taken a bite out of my appetite and interfered with the usual ability I have to fall asleep the instant my head hits the pillow. Excitement about the opportunity outweighs any fear and I embrace the opportunity to grow from the experience.
For days now I’ve been talking in my head as my mind works its way through the presentation I’ll give tomorrow. I spent several hours today rehearsing out loud, talking to the walls in my hotel room as if they were some engaged and absorbed audience. I lubricated the rough spots in my story line and massaged the ideas until they were flowing.
I know too much of a good thing isn’t good so I’ve made myself pause for other stuff. I’m managing to keep rest of my life moving forward. I spent several hours doing my usual jig, dancing from one conference call to another. I’ve kept up with work emails and instant messages. I got out for a 3-mile run – I just couldn’t miss the opportunity to be outside in shorts and a t-shirt given the inches of snow on the ground back home. I’m even here blogging!