Now that you understand LIFE BALANCE
Let me teach you how to use that same 5 principals to introduce yourself.
I am a shy person and introverted. I am working to fix that (a bit) and be more sociable. A trick that I learned is to use the same 5 bullet points when having to make an introduction.
I always think about starting a new Bible study or any social group. First thing the teacher always says is, “let’s take a moment, go around the room, and introduce ourselves.” If I am first to go, I’m ok because I don’t have enough time to get into my own head. However, if I am the 5th or 6th in line, I am petrified by the time it gets to me! My throat starts closing up, my heart is beating out of my chest, and I start to draw a blank.
Can anyone relate?
If you use the LIFE BALANCE 5 it can guide your brain through the introduction. I’ll give you my example:
“Hello! My name is Kari. I was saved in 2005 at the age of 37. I am very thankful to know Jesus. My husband and I have been married for almost 25 years and is truly my best friend. We have two adult sons, with the youngest getting married this year. Now I have a daughter-in-love as well! I am a blessed woman. I retired last year after working in dentistry for 25 years. I am now free to write and create a peaceful home. I have a passion to help women that are struggling in their marriage and explain to them, through Biblical principals and personal experience, how their marriages can be dreams come true!”
In that 1-minute presentation, I can calmly explain my love of God, my family, and what else I am passionate about. It is also easy enough to tailor to size if it’s a 30-second introduction.
Still nervous? Touch a finger as you are going through the order.
Pointer finger –Spouse
Middle finger –Kiddos
Ring finger –Work/Fellowship
By concentrating on the finger you are touching, your mind will calmly help you talk. You will also be able to finish your introduction, have a better sense that you remembered everything, and not feel like you sounded like a scattered mess.
Pause and try it now! It works.
If you must wait a turn to talk, write down 1,2,3,4,5. Still have time? Write GOD, SPOUSE’S NAME, KID’S NAME(S), WORK/FRIENDS, MINISTRY in that order next to the numbers. This too will keep you motivated on your order and not on what you have to say.
You can use these 5 points to pray too! Check it out here!