Remember Maria in The Sound of Music as she sang the above, dancing through the streets of Salzburg with her guitar and carpetbag in hand? This week we are talking about women and confidence. And insecurity — a trend that seems to be increasing.
Imagine: A guy notices a girl, and he finds her to be intriguing. He walks over to introduce himself and does so with an assertive yet comfortable presence, a kind and inviting tone, and a smile. She offers her name and a handshake, but she cannot bring herself to make eye contact for more than the initial two seconds it takes her to assure herself that, yes, he is indeed talking to her. She is too concerned with what she thinks he might want her to say of herself and too preoccupied with her appearance to genuinely engage in the conversation that he is hoping to have. So he tries for a few minutes to squeeze out a conversation, then eventually gives up, extends a friendly good-bye, and heads back the way he came. This situation, or something similar to it, happens often, no?
How does this happen? And why does this happen? And how can we overcome it? The wonderful Dr. Steve and Twyla Lee from the Focus Leadership Institute join us this week to tackle this issue. So listen in. Be encouraged. And of course, tell us what you think!