In May I travelled to Toronto to film it at the CBC Studios, and thought I’d share my experience with you here.
I feel SO privileged that I was selected out of THOUSANDS of entrepreneurs!! I went to pitch the Dragons’ by myself and WOW, let me tell you, that experience was the ULTIMATE test in my confidence!!!
I wasn’t nervous throughout the day– until I entered the Dragons’ Den and started walking down the steep steps in my stilettos, and carrying my big display board, and a big purse full of high heels and my DVDs. The CBC studios are massive, and while I walked across the cold concrete floor, with blindingly bright spotlights shining in my eyes, the rhythmic click, clack, click, clack of my stilettos with every step I took, was echoing loudly, like some sort of like morris code letting everyone know I had arrived. It wasn’t until then that suddenly my nerves kicked it. WOAH -I’m really here, and I’m really doing it! It was such a powerful experience.
In just one year my High Heel Appeal has skyrocketed. The incredibly big goals that I set for myself were being achieved, and my dreams were coming true, and much quicker than I expected! (And it is only just the beginning
I went to The Dragon’s Den with 3 goals.
1) To gain investors
2) To gain the exposure for my businesses
3) To show people that having self-confidence can get you anywhere you want to be. I’m living my principles that I teach my clients and students.
My pitch aired on November 3, 2010 on CBC Television.
And here are some pics of the adventure. The picture of me with the martini glass is SO funny…I was out for dinner at Young & Dundas Square, at Milestones right after the filming, to celebrate the experience and the strangest/coolest thing…I ordered a blackberry martini and it came out with little high heels as a garnish!! WOAH –so cool!
I started both my businesses based on things that I am truly passionate about.
Ask anyone who knows me, and they’ll tell you that I am a very passionate person.
When you are doing what you love, your passion for it is obvious to others and that makes the difference between a rewarding career and a job. The more passionate you are about yourself, your work, your life, or whatever it is you are doing…the more positive energy you give off. True happiness comes when you do what you are most passionate about.
Passion shapes our existence, fuels the fires of inspiration and opens us up to opportunities and changes around us. Passion is enthusiasm and excitement for life.
Passion comes when you are being your authentic self and doing what comes naturally to you. When what you do is in alignment with who you are, you get energy from doing it. I feel very fortunate. I’ve found my passion and I’m living it every single day.
In addition to having passion it is imperative that we set goals for our self. Great achievements are the result of passion, SMARTER goal setting, commitment AND self-confidence.
I know firsthand the crucial steps required to set and achieve your goals and to live the life that you dream about. The life that you see other people living and think to yourself: “WOW, look at her/him, that’s amazing. But I could never do that.” But deep down you’ve always wondered what it would be like. The life you want to live is out there waiting for you. Whatever that incredible dream is that you have suppressed over the years, it CAN be achieved. It’s absolutely possible. I can help you get there!
I not only teach confidence, I live it!
I have created a presentation entitled: “Living Your Wildest Dreams: Through Goal Achievement & Confidence”
I teach my audiences a new perspective on the how to discover their inner strength and confidence to live happier and more fulfilling lives. If you would like more to book me as a guest speaker to address your employees, or to speak at your networking group’s monthly luncheon, or for your next event, please contact me at: email@example.com
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