My name is Patrick Tape Fleming. I'm a musician, filmmaker, life coach, and now blogging about inspiring people, places and things. I hope my blog inspires you to extraordinary performance in your own life. If you are looking for a life coach, music consultant, or speaker for your next event, or know someone who is doing inspiring things..
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November 5, 2012
How Nerves Can Push You To Greatness!
A few months back, I was asked by a couple of friends if I would officiate their wedding. Always up for a new challenge and always excited to help friends out I said yes! Little did I know how nerve racking this would be!
I have never had a problem speaking in front of people or expressing how I feel about friends in words.. But I don’t think I have ever been in the position where I honestly thought I could mess up somebody’s most important day.. This is where the nerves kicked in..
We are all creatures of habit. In our personal and professional lives, we strive for things that are repeatable and predictable. Even the most ambitious change agent needs tools, people and processes they understand in order to move their businesses or lives forward. When we move away from things that are predictable and fully understood we become uneasy and possibly nervous about the task we are trying to accomplish.
I’m here to say this is the BEST thing for you to go through! I put myself though vigorous practice for my 10 minute ceremony. More practice for this than anything I have done in years, so by the time the wedding started, I had a new profound confidence in what I was doing, even though I had never done it before! I felt like a pro!
I challenge you to go off the beaten path, let the nerves kick in, and go for the glory in what ever you are doing today!
Thanks to Dustin and Hannah for putting me in the position to push myself to a place I have never been! You are a beautiful couple and the love you have for each other is amazing, congrats!
Recently I was interviewed by an University of Iowa College senior Kendall McCabe. I met Kendall years ago at KRUI the college radio station in Iowa City where she was a DJ. In the final question of the interview, she asked me if I had any advice for her before her last semester of college. I said well why don’t you make a list of the 25 things you want to do before your graduate, do them, and blog about it along the way…… And she has!
Usually making list of things you want to get done is a very private thing. As a life coach I make a lot of lists with clients! It’s my job to hold the client accountable for crossing the goals off and celebrating with them when they do. When Kendall put this list up on the internet in blog form she is holding herself accountable for finishing her great project. She also has created a form in which she has supporters whether they are friends or family cheering her on wanting to see if she finishes what she has started!
This is such a great exercise for anyone to try! In Kendall’s case what a great way to accomplish something before she heads out into the world as a college graduate! Good-luck with the list and have an amazing last sememster of college!
Ps. Thanks for inviting us along for the ride! We are cheering for you!
Recently I have been expanding my passion as a life coach to Inspire other’s to Extraordinary Performance in their own lives. I have been studying under one of the field’s finest, and this past week I traveled to Franklin, TN for an intense two days of workshops and creative mind melding! I’m proud to say that I have been Certified and Endorsed by Dan Miller as a 48 Days Coach! I was the only one of my 20 peers in the class who left Franklin with this honor and I’m so excited about it..
For More information on Dan Miller and the 48 Days Network check out..
Dan specializes in creative thinking for increased personal success. He believes that meaningful work blends our natural skills and abilities, our unique personality traits and our dreams and passions. Dan is active in helping individuals redirect careers, evaluate new income sources, and achieve balanced living.
Dan is the author of the widely acclaimed 48 Days To The Work You Love and No More Mondays, and his new book, Wisdom Meets Passion. He writes regularly for many popular magazines and web portals, including CBN.com, Crosswalk.com, In Touch, AARP and Success magazines and the Zig Ziglar newsletter. He has been a guest on CBS’ ‘The Early Show,’ MSNBC’s ‘Hardball with Chris Mathews,’ 700 Club’s Living the Life and Fox Business News with Dave Ramsey Show…to hit some highlights. He hosts a weekly podcast that is consistently ranked #1 under Careers on iTunes.