LOL… oh please… I make mistakes all the time! We all make mistakes, and that’s why waiting for the right moment doesn’t work. It’s because there’s a part of us that worries that even if we do find the “right” moment, we’re going to screw it up. Solutions? Here are two:
1)… Sit down and define what that “right” or “perfect” moment consists of. The key to being successful with this approach is figuring out which ducks you need to have lined up to take advantage of that moment when it “appears.” This will work in terms of logistics, but it might not help you get over that #1 fear.
2)… Find someone who is qualified to help you figure out how to construct that moment. This could be a coach, teacher, or mentor. Friends and family might be willing to help, but as well-intentioned as they are, it’s extremely hard for them to be objective about you.
If you’ve been looking for someone to work with, I’d like to toss my hat in the ring. As your consultant/coach, I can help you turn your ideas into action steps that will comfortably build momentum for you. I will be there to congratulate you on your successes, and there to help you figure out your next step. I’ll be there to provide feedback too, and to work with you on what to do when something doesn’t work out the way you’d hoped.
The fact is, I’m on a first name basis with all those speaking ducks you’d like to get in a row, and I would sincerely welcome the opportunity to work with you so you can get on a first name basis with them too!