Every year or so I am reminded, usually by a client or prospect, to teach about stage fright. In my long and deep experience, I've found there are two types of stage fright. There's the type most people get when they have to stand up before a group and the stakes are high. That's about 95% of my clients. Then there's the type where the fear and anxiety are so great, it might be considered clinical. The good news is there are solutions for both.
It's been said that the only bad publicity is no publicity. The presidential campaign starring Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has some lessons for us on that including why bad news sticks or not and what you have to keep in mind when you're in the public eye.
Last month, I spent some time with a client and her fiancé, who is very big in the world of the mind and mental improvement. Upon being introduced, he posed the following question: "What's your superpower?" Without missing a beat, I said, "Empathy."