Even when we wear our stoic mask, we can be genuine.

The Stoic Mask- Ignite Denver 29 Speech

If you’ve been following my journey recently, you may have tuned into my passion for personal development and growth!

You may not have seen me go through a really rough 2017, financially, personally, and professionally that left me with A LOT of questions needing to be answered.   So I dove into the deep end of vulnerability and transparency so that I could come out the other side completely free of the feelings of shame, burden, and worthiness.

Being introduced by Kat Atwell, MC of Ignite Denver 29

Being introduced by Kat Atwell, MC of Ignite Denver 29

There is nothing scarier than jumping in with both feet, getting up on stage in front of strangers, and bearing it all for five minutes!

The athlete mask protects the scared child inside with a tough exterior.

The athlete mask protects the scared child inside with a tough exterior.

At Ignite 29 in Denver, Co I shared (and then bombed miserably halfway through this speech) my journey of removing my Stoic Mask, no longer finding it acceptable to say, “I’m ok” or “Everything’s fine”.

Even when we wear our stoic mask, we can be genuine.

Even when we wear our stoic mask, we can be genuine.

Cause sometimes it’s not ok or fine to hide behind the masks we wear.  Special thanks to Lewis Howes and Connor Beaton for being the inspiration for this presentation!  Click below to watch the whole speech, from the great beginning, low point in the middle, and finishing strong!

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