The First Step is the Hardest but Do It Anyway

Trust me, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed.

Especially something that requires you to leave your comfort zone.

Whatever it may be, when you’re first starting out, the first step seems much more difficult.

It’s when you put behind what you’re used to, and embark on something unfamiliar to you.

So if you’ve never volunteered to speak on a subject before, now is the time to do it.

Would you rather live a life of “What If?” s because you lacked the confidence to do what you truly wanted?

In Public Speaking, we are in the business of expressing our ideas to groups of people.

Your idea deserves to be known.

So I believe that we should only speak about subjects that have meaning to us, and what we are passionate about.

Think about it.

If you speak from the heart rather than memorizing a script that you’re forced to, your creativity flows naturally.

You are able to come up with more ideas on how to go about your presentation, and it will require minimal tweaking.

So rather than your usual “confidence in public speaking blog post” where you only read and it’s up to you on how to monitor your progress, I’ll provide you with printable worksheets so you can see how much you have improved.

I can’t have you to keep reading about posts on public speaking without applying the lessons.

I value you and your ideas THAT much.

So click on the link below to get started!

The First Step Is the Hardest but Do It Anyway Worksheet



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2017-08-15T05:47:31+00:00 By |Categories: Confidence|8 Comments

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Nicah Caramba is the founder of Today I'm Changing. She is an entrepreneur who is passionate about self-improvement, travel and Japanese food. She is constantly looking for ways to make progress daily to achieve personal growth that creates impact on others.


  1. Viviene May 10, 2017 at 5:38 am - Reply

    Hey Nicah! Glad to have known you at the Summit! It’s funny I am headed to a meeting with a client on Public Speaking a little later. Anyway, yes! The first step is ALWAYS the hardest to do! But everything starts with one small step, right? =)

    • Nicah Caramba May 15, 2017 at 5:52 am - Reply

      Right, Viviene! 🙂
      I hope that meeting went well!

  2. Joel May 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    Exactly. While it’s great to memorize what you need to say, it is better to have an understanding of the points you want to get across. This, is you say, is the best way to organically tell a story, make a point, or connect with your audience.

    • Nicah Caramba May 15, 2017 at 5:56 am - Reply

      Spot on, Joel! 🙂

  3. Emmanuel Bulus Kamino May 21, 2017 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Yes, I respect your philosophy and undeniably subscribed to it wholly! Self confidence pays in all ramification of human endeavour. Just like Warren Buffett rightly maintained: “Know what you’re getting into, before you get into it”. Whenever one takes quality time to really incorporate the core ideas about a given function or presentation into himself, the ideas flow naturally mingle with an inbuilt creativity and he communicates informatively with his audience without noise.
    Developing self interest in whatever one does is very indispensable. Failure might come at earlier stage, but it’s pertinent to know that failures are not symptoms of incompetence; rather are stepping stones to greatness: you must quit inferiority complex. Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and co, experienced odds, but they stepped on them to their present enviable greatnesses.

    • Nicah Caramba May 21, 2017 at 12:54 pm - Reply

      Absolutely right, Emmanuel!
      Even if one isn’t so good at public speaking yet, it can be treated like a muscle where it gets stronger as you exercise it and train some more.
      We have to go through mistakes and learn from them to be able to achieve success. 🙂

  4. Ang June 10, 2017 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I love talking about getting out of your comfort zone. So many people are afraid to do it. I get it. It’s stressful and scary but that is where the magic happens. And you will never experience that magic until you make the change.

    • Nicah Caramba June 11, 2017 at 7:23 am - Reply

      Right, Ang!
      Then you realize all the fears you had were just made up in your mind. Like Nike says, “Just Do it!”
      It’s a great feeling when you overcome it. 🙂

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