My name is Stephanie Staples.
They call me a Motivational Speaker.
My ‘job’ is to inspire, motivation and educate people.
I travel all over North America.
I love my job.
I get paid to speak.
My husband says he would pay me to shut up.
Some people think
I have a perfect life
That I am always happy
That I am always positive
That everything is easy
That I have a lot of self-confidence
Today I am telling you my truth
I get angry
I get sad
I am far from perfect
Every morning I psych myself up
To be some semblance of confident
I get scared
Sometimes I feel ugly and lazy
And overwhelmed and fat and stupid
Sometimes I don’t feel like begin nice
Sometimes my self-talk sucks
But that’s not how I want to be
I want to be better today
Than I was yesterday
I change my self talk
I tell myself that I am
I get out of my own way
And in my own quirky way
I try to make the world a wee bit better
I just wanted you to know my truth.
Thanks for reading.
Stephanie Staples, CSP* is the author of When Enlightening Strikes – Creating a Mindset for Uncommon Success, an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, and the recipient of the 2014 Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur Award for Contributions to Community. Stephanie empowers audiences & clients across North America to bring their ‘A’ game to work and to life. Stephanie has a special interest in working with and empowering nurses and healthcare providers. She happily calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home. You can get loads of complimentary resources to help with issues such as work/life balance, wellness, stress management and happiness in general, as well as find out more information about her coaching and speaking services at http://www.YourLifeUnlimited.ca.
* Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), conferred by the National Speakers Association is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform proficiency. Less than 10 percent of speakers have earned this credential and are recognized as some of the best in their fields. Stephanie was one of only five professional speakers in Canada (and the only woman) to attain this designation in 2013.