Full text of Programming your mind for success by Carrie Green at TEDxManchester conference
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So, I want to get you all involved to my talk today. And we’re going to test out a little experiment. But in order for me to do that, I need somebody to come up here, and join me on this stage. So, please can I have a volunteer?
Don’t all at a once. You can come join me up here with Ted, we’re going to have a little couple of tea together. Anyone? Come on! You can come up just straight up to the front, whoever wants, I’m not going to pick anyone. Someone has to come up, and there’s volunteers down here and bring you up onto this stage. Oh, here is somebody.
It’s a bit of an obstacle course I think. But I promise it’s worth it.
Poor person. Oooh, thank you. What’s your name? Ian?
Thank you so much, Ian. I have something for you. You’ve just won 20 pounds. There you go, there you go. Thank you so much. So, you can go down by now.
Big round of applause.
So, my question to you is this: Why didn’t you volunteer? What stopped you from coming up here? My guess is that it was probably one of these reasons.
FEAR. Fear of coming up here in front of nearly 1000 people is pretty damn scary. Or maybe it was fear of the unknown, because you had no idea what I was going to get you to do. Or maybe you thought, “Oh, gosh, she’s going to ask me to do something, I’m not going to be able to do –