Queue the music, engagement, and everything in between! Whether it be an In-person or virtual experience, your students will be engaged from start to finish.
Fire on the screen and notecards in hand, students write down their fears and place them in a fire pit (NOT real fire.)
I fear I’m not good or smart enough to lead
I fear that people won’t like me so I keep to myself and play it safe
I fear that anxiety is truly stopping me from being my best self
I fear that I’ll fail those I lead if I make the wrong decision
I fear I won’t be great in a leadership position
I fear I won’t leave a legacy and everything I’m doing, all the work will be for nothing.
I attended Leadership Now for USC Upstate a few weeks ago and you spoke. You gave us these bracelets to wear. I’ve been wearing one ever since, and I needed it tonight. I auditioned for two plays here at Upstate, but for a lead instead of Ensemble. I have to wait to find out if I got anything, but I had the confidence to do it.
I decided to apply for the lead position at my work. I never did before because I was new and thought I wasn’t going to be qualified enough or that I didn’t meet the expectations since I always ask for help. However, I know myself, and I know I can learn quickly and I should take the shot anyway. Thanks for reminding me how to be fearless again.
Last week I learned a lot, and it helped me get the courage to run for Academic Chair of my fraternity and give a speech in front of everyone. It was not easy getting up there, and I ended up losing by two votes. It reminded me of your situation, and I was able to keep a positive attitude afterward.
Today I was in my organization's meeting and, like many meetings before, I had something to say but didn't want to challenge others who might have different opinions. I looked down at my fearless bracelet and took the first "STEP" of raising my hand to voice my opinion. More people agreed with me than I would have ever imagined. Let the fearless life begin..haha.