Don’t Settle for Comfortable
A speech can truly transform a person. I had the pleasure of hearing Past International President, Jana Barnhill, speak at the Toastmasters Conference in Chapel Hill the weekend of May 1-3rd. During one of her speeches, she challenged us to push ourselves and “Don’t Settle for Comfortable.”
As many of you know, I’ve often pushed the company into new directions. In the case of last year, we looked at the cartoon characters to work toward the children’s market. That’s still on the roadmap, but due to some personal challenges, that had to be put on the backburner. In fact, it might have been a blessing in disguise as we decided to move forward with an audio program with a partnership instead with Terry Bartlett (see previous post.)
Hearing that speech started me on the path of declaring my candidacy as a floor candidate for International Director for Toastmasters International.