I used to get a cold sweat when I spoke to more than one person at a time.
Just the idea of speaking up at team meetings would make my heart race and my stomach uneasy. 🤢
Even something routine as a daily status call would send my nerves into the dreaded fight-or-flight mode. (FYI. I would often rehearse my 1-2 sentence updates before every meeting and hope no one asked a follow-up question.)
Fast-forward a few years and I just delivered my first presentation, live and in-person … and at a national conference, no less! 😬