"I had a voice and I had a purpose. More than anything I knew I could help others with similar realization, and after all I went through, I knew without a doubt, I could do it effectively. “You could meet other’s expectations or you could exceed your own. That’s Empowerment!” ~ Sandra Dee Robinson
Years ago, I was asked to host an infomercial (There was a great payday attached to the job) and all I had to do was simply audition as protocol. I was already well-known as a daytime actress, so the casting director was confident that I was the one for the job. Then, as I began the read, the director interrupted and asserted, “Sweetie, just be yourself.”
I fell apart, piece by piece. Any confidence I had left me.. vaporizing through my shaking voice, knocking knees and eventual tears. (shuffle feet, exit stage right). I had nothing in that file labeled, “Self worth.” Growing up I was told by my mother that life would have been better if I hadn’t been born. That was a lie, but I owned it.
So, I became an actor so I could avoid being me. I cried the whole way home in the car, not for the loss of the potential paycheck, but because I felt completely lost. I had no idea what my natural communication strengths were, or how to speak to an audience of any size without shaking. I wasn’t even good at initializing conversation (“shy” was an understatement). I was successful, and doing my “Day job,” a steady TV acting role just fine, but I needed what I later learned is called a “Breakthrough” if I was ever going to do more with my current level of success. I had to figure out a way to make my life and career work. I had to find my own voice.
It was 7 years, 13 coaches, 2 therapists, three certifications, dozens of conferences and self-help books and plenty of trial-and-error when I realized I was equipped. I could make a difference. I had a voice and I had a purpose. More than anything I knew I could help others with similar realization, and after all I went through, I knew without a doubt, I could do it effectively. “You could meet other’s expectations or you could exceed your own. That’s Empowerment!” https://sandradeerobinson.com/about/
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