I was FROZEN on STAGE

I was FROZEN on STAGE

 

Mark here to help you next time you FREEZE on STAGE.

And yes, even though Shannon and I now speak in front of THOUSANDS of people every year – there was a time, only a few years ago…

When I FROZE on stage… in front of 100 people.

It was a moment of pure, visceral, deep….PAIN.

Did I prepare my talk? Of course. My problem wasn’t being prepared enough – it was something else.

Like any Speaker starting out, when you need to pay the bills and pray your talk will do it – your talk becomes extremely important to you.

If your talk bombs, your bills are unpaid… again.

Which is the exact reason I froze. It was too much, too overwhelming – and my body shut down.

Now – in that moment, which feels like eternity – there was a gift of grace.

We never know when or why or how grace comes – but did I need it then, and it came. I can’t explain why – but my belief, especially now – is that when you’re aligned with a bigger vision of impact beyond yourself…small miracles start to manifest.

So as I stood there on stage frozen – someone laughed. As in – they thought I was putting on an act. When that person laughed, which broke the ice in the room – half the room let out a huge laugh!

 

THANK YOU UNIVERSE!

 

Nothing is better than getting a laugh, where your audience thinks you’re intentionally being hilarious.

I couldn’t believe it. Literally.

So I stood frozen again – and again, they laughed. They thought I was half stand-up, half-Speaker.

With all that roaring laughter, I laughed too – and I opened up. But then the real grace came – because I was speaking to Conscious Business Owners and just said:

“Right? Isn’t that what it feels like when you’re spinning your wheels in your business – like you’re FROZEN?”

At that moment, you could hear a pin drop. Man was I grateful. And more importantly – I felt confident that the Universe has my back.

So I want you to feel this boiling in your blood:

 

THE UNIVERSE HAS YOUR BACK

 

You have a Big Impact you’re meant to make in your lifetime. You’ve gone through hell and back to discover it – and now is your time.

Let me know in the comments if you ever froze on stage, and how YOU turned it around.

We believe in you,
Mark & Shannon

6 thoughts on “I was FROZEN on STAGE

  1. Mark – I would prefer to think to what you refer as a “God thing.” You’re right, God is there when we call upon Him.

    1. Lorrie – Me too! God totally has our back. When I’m doing my daily A Course In Miracles meditation… I’m reminded of just how soft, gentle & compassion God is. That compassion is in all of us if we can just learn to let go… and let God.

      Namaste

  2. Lorrie – Me too! God totally has our back. When I’m doing my daily A Course In Miracles meditation… I’m reminded of just how soft, gentle & compassion God is. That compassion is in all of us if we can just learn to let go… and let God.

    Namaste

  3. I’ve froze in an audience and even in a classroom. But I don’t recall freezing up on stage. I think that may happen when I’m in front of a stadium full of folks and it will just have to be laughed off as a senior moment.

  4. That is a great story and moment for you, Mark. It certainly allowed you to have a total reframe and make a lemonade out of a lemon moment!
    Love ya both!
    Tim and Dad

  5. I am still at the place where I can’t turn it around, but your statement “the universe has your back made me cry!” I am opening the vulnerable tender part of me and I feel in my heart this is the right path to take. I have been in hiding way too long.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.