Preach Your Speech! πŸ—£πŸŽ€

I gotta say that this never used to be me. Boy, is it now! When I share my journey, book Spirit and Belief, these writings or anything else I’m passionate about, it gets preached- well. I am still in awe of how I LOVE speaking on my topics and can all day– but that wouldn’t be fair. My most favorite events are ones I get an opportunity to speak at while inviting others to do the same.

Warrior liked to talk passionately also about his beliefs and did so often. He even dabbled in conservative politics for a bit. Always very opinionated and controversial but he preached his speech that’s for sure. Did I always agree-/ nope but speaking to groups takes GUTS– a lot of them. I know he needed to get back to his roots of preaching self-belief and disciplines while trying to always motivate others. Never, never, never did I imagine myself speaking to groups, albeit small ones interested in my passions. I love it and have very little nerves at all. Oh, how I have evolved.

In first grade, we had to give a report on our “patron saint” if you had one. Yeah, Catholic school. Getting dressed up, reading off note cards in front of the class, you know it– the whole nine yards. Can you say scared out of my mind at age six? But, I did it and it went well. The next memory is fourth grade when I was a bird in the play “Peter and the Wolf.” OK, so I only “tweeted” while flapping my arms on top of a box but still! Performing while people are looking at ya– that counts! Hmm, sounds like a pro wrestler, hehe! 😜 Also, another one in fourth was a report on a famous person where you signed the chalkboard as a “Mystery Guest.” I was Marie Curie. Loved her. I even got a book on her as well!

That takes us to I believe sixth grade when I gave two “special interest” talks. Those were fun. No, they really were! My first talk was on dolphins (one of my faves!) and my second was on the Space Shuttle. Lucky for me my Dad worked for NASA. They had to be TEN minutes and back then with peers, that seemed like an eternity! Now, not so much…. I always practiced since everyone should– even adults. Seventh grade was a poem but this boy in front kept kicking the podium making me nervous! Hey, there’s seventh grade again. Ninth brought speech class which was a requirement on a stage and then eleventh was an elective course I wanted to take. It was Oral Communications and I must say every time, I got better and better.

It also helps to have a good teacher. Whoever it is, that person makes a difference and will help boost your confidence. You can bet on that. Warrior has and is STILL doing that for me. This was yet another area that I wanted to share as he preached his beliefs just like I am doing today. However it works for you, use it to your advantage. I love making YouTube videos or there’s Facebook live. How about a podcast? Heck, I got to do a radio interview. Can you imagine being on T.V.? I know this isn’t feasible for all but try some opportunities if you can.

College didn’t really bring that many speeches but just a few presentations pertaining to Early Childhood Education which was my profession then. That led to great parent-teacher conferences in the future and then well, the rest is history. We all should remember great speeches but also have our own. There was a reason Warrior wanted people to never forget his insane promos! Nobody has either. At least people who are true fans.

This can all be very daunting but childhood requirements may bring adult choices you actually want to do. It also can lead your life in a completely different direction you’d never thought to go.

Whose speeches inspire you? Maybe it’s even someone you know. I just remembered some PTA talks I gave when chairing a few committees. It’s OK to be nervous since that means you care. Warrior said that and it’s true. If your opinion needs to be heard, tell it. Tell it well. If you want to share an interest, idea, or just want to get something going like~~~ I dunno~~ a Book Talk, go for it! Even if you have a few people, it’s better than nobody and at least you tried something new and different.

Your speech just might make a difference just like others have for you. Warrior did for me and now Dana is. She never envisioned herself speaking as a WWE Ambassador while presenting an award every year or even talking to groups about their activities. Once that little kid voice in you comes out, it’s always there. You know you’ll have to give some speeches later in life so just keep practicing while getting better all the time. Even disciplining your kids counts~~ in a positive way!

Preach your speeches warriors and speak them well. Your voice matters. Warrior’s does. Dana’s does. Mine does too. Talk the talk, someone is listening even if you don’t know it yet.

P. S. I also won a spelling bee in third grade against a boy who was super nice! I could’ve lost on purpose but kept going.., I spelled those words (still preaching sorta) and did it well! 🐝

www.spiritandbelief.com

~~ check out my website for info on the book Spirit and Belief plus lots of good stuff! Book trailer video, press release, radio interview, and podcast! πŸ’–πŸ“—πŸ’ͺ🏻

Spirit and Belief News!

It’s my birthday so wanted this post to be all about the exciting events happening with my book Spirit and Belief! #thankyouWarrior

I was interviewed last night by my spiritual group — Harmonic Journeys for their podcast. I thank Mary for her friendship, support, and the conversation. Can’t wait to have it posted on here for all of you to listen! I shared my journey of spiritual gifts, Warrior stories, and where to find me. It was a great time (: I will post their link below if anyone is interested in them or the podcasts.

That was great practice for another interview I have coming soon for a nationally syndicated radio show! I was contacted by LitFire Publishing to participate in some marketing ideas for my book so am thrilled to share and educate all I can. Kate Delaney of America Tonight will be conducting the interview and I’ll post her info and bio below as well. She has interviewed people in sports, politics, (she spoke with Jesse Ventura about politics!) news, celebrities, and she is an author herself. Once that comes out, I’ll have it available and would love your feedback Warrior fans!

I am also participating in another Author Library Conference in October. This time, instead of a small table discussion with another author– there will be over 50! Very excited to converse with fellow writers and aspiring authors while sharing my spiritual journey. Who knows? Maybe I’ll get some Warrior “vibes” that day like last time!!!

What’s going on with YOU Warrior fans? I would love to hear your stories, fan memories, if you feel him spiritually, or anything you’d like to share. I know it takes guts to leave a comment but we’re all fans so no pressure! I just love hearing how he inspired others too besides me so FEEL FREE, no judging here. You can also connect with me on my YouTube page, amazon, or I do have an Amazon Author Page that is up and running. My other blog is linked to that but info for the book is available there too.

I wish you all great ultimate success with whatever you are working on in your life and continue crushing those goals! Mr. Warrior would want nothing less of you so do the work everyday. Let me know your Ultimate Warrior memories, come on— I KNOW you all have plenty!

Here are those links I mentioned:

www.harmonicjourneys.net

www.katedelaneyradio.com— LibertyTalkFM

www.litfirepublishing.com

www.amazon.com/authorpage/kathypickett

*** Back to yet again another humorous story of Warrior next week so hope you will be ready to laugh! #itsmybirthday #alwaysbelieve #spiritandbelief #ultimatewarrior #radio #podcasts #libraries

πŸŽ‚πŸ’–β˜€οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸΉπŸ“—

www.spiritandbelief.com

Dana’s Total WARRIORS!

Every once in a while we need to laugh at ourselves and yes, I do! This was one of those times along with excitement and gratitude. Dana Warrior’s new podcast- Total WARRIORS debuted last Friday May 4th at 8:00 p.m. EST and I was a caller.

She hosted Dana LIVE! a few years ago which was a one night event and that experience is in my book, Spirit and Belief. She also has been a guest on Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia and even co-hosted once. I recently just listened to her on Cigars, Scars, and Superstars with Terri Runnels (aka Marlena– WWE fans) so it didn’t surprise me that having a podcast appealed to her. Total WARRIORS is fan-based and I just took another chance with being on hold 20 minutes so it actually worked!

I was in the bathroom when my number became announced but good thing nothing embarrassing happened! 🀣😳 Never have I called into a podcast much less even a radio show– ever. Completely stunned, I was so emotional even getting to my question. She and Steve both were in hysterics as I called to my husband downstairs!! Dana called me “adorable and delightful” and she loved my voice! Can you say FLOORED!

I finally asked about writing (of course) and she is so intelligent which some people might not associate with her. The whole episode is 1:30 but my call is at the 54:52 mark. If listening to the entire podcast isn’t your thing, that’s ok. You can skip ahead in 15 min. intervals which is great! It was so humbling and an incredible experience to speak with her, one I will never forget. β€οΈπŸ’• I am excited for future episodes and I’ll post all the links below if you’re interested in hearing Dana’s stories, questions from fans, and juicy Warrior tidbits!

Whatever you are doing that has become a passion in your life, keep at it! Some things we can imagine in our minds working out or coming true but some still floor us…

I had planned another break from these writings as nothing popped up until Total WARRIORS. Even if something seems extremely unlikely or an “ultimate challenge,” go for it anyway! It might not work out exactly as you planned but will come together somehow and maybe even in a better way. I would love getting my book to her but just hearing her compliments and sweet messages gives me encouragement. Meeting her would be the absolute BEST but for now, a phone call will have to do and I am so honored.

As a writer, she personifies honesty and integrity and would never mince words. I am so glad she has found her place in the WWE Universe as an ambassador while still preserving Warrior’s legacy. Sure, she makes fun of him but we all need humor in our lives. 😜

If you feel so compelled, call in next time. The first podcast she did in 2016, I hung up after 5 minutes so don’t be like I was! ( You can find that one archived also thru podcasts or the Ultimate Warrior website)

The difference this time was that I wasn’t overly concerned with my phone and counting the minutes. Just let it be… I’m not saying take a shower or anything and no– I wasn’t doing that but just occupy your time momentarily with a little task. I have emailed and tweeted but never a phone call so those “firsts” for you could be right around the corner. Warrior was famous for firsts and we as his legion of faithful warriors must do the same. Remember: “Fear is an aberration…”

Slay the world warriors and continue giving love to our 1st lady Dana!

LINKS: (Total WARRIORS)

www.ultimatewarrior.com ( Dana LIVE! 2016) too.

www.blogtalkradio.com

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/total-warriors/id1156174648?mt=2

~~~ You can also find it on the Ultimate Warrior YouTube channel as well.

~~~ You can download the podcast app to your phone and search it up there as well as: Chasing Glory and Cigars, Scars, and Superstars. Just find the right number episode with Dana featured. I follow them on twitter so that’s another option!

Enjoy Warrior and Dana fans!!!

Kathy 🌺🌷🌼

www.spiritandbelief.com