Feel like hiding in the shadows? It’s time to come out!
If you’ve been worried about how you might sound, what it might look like to say the wrong thing, or what might happen if you speak up, you will love this episode. My guest is Alexandra Franzen, a writer based in Portland, Oregon. Her next book, You’re Going To Survive—a collection of true stories about adversity, rejection, and discouragement — will be released December 15th. On today’s show, we explore how Alexandra went from shy and introverted to writing, speaking, and teaching.
She shares a HUGE mindset shift that helped her to stop worrying and start sharing more. She gives great advice for taking first steps to come out of your shell and even demonstrates how she just did this minutes before our interview started! Alexandra talks about how she shows up as herself (instead of being someone she thinks she needs to emulate) and how she can tell when she is pulling that off. She describes herself as comforting and energizing and that really comes across during our conversation. If you’ve been thinking about coming out of your shell more, this episode is for you! Get more information about Alexandra and her new book here: AlexandraFranzen.com.
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Angela Lussier is the founder of the Speaker Sisterhood and also an award-winning speaker, four-time author, and two-time TEDx presenter. She is the host of Claim the Stage, a public speaking podcast for courageous women. Her motto: Stop waiting. Start creating.