Live Boldly

We forget sometimes, especially as we get older, how long it takes to become really great and dynamic at something. The people that tend to achieve their goals are the people that are willing to be uncomfortable and rejected at times.

I remember reading somewhere along the way that the Beatles were told early in their career that no one would be interested in one more rock and roll group. Of course, we know the outcome of that story!

Give a few minutes every day to the goal or the project and pay attention to the people and events that will start coming together in a new way. Take a small risk in a new direction and see if life meets you halfway.

Do not be concerned with the fear that naturally comes with it. Too many people stop a new adventure because of the inability to feel vulnerable. Often fear and vulnerability are interpreted as stopping points when they really mean, “This is it.” If odd feelings of love and chemistry stopped us, very few of us would be married today to our incredible beloveds.

Vulnerability leads to greatness.

When I first started to speak, I was terrified of being in front of an audience. I was a ministerial student in Science of Mind and I would ask the teacher not to call upon me. My legs would shake, I would get sick, and I would hope events would cancel and I wouldn’t have to speak. My mind conjured up everything worrisome and fearful imaginable.

One day, I woke up and realized that if I was going to make a living as a speaker, as a minister delivering a message on Sundays, I had to release the drama playing out in my mind or I was going to be really unwell, living a long and painful life.

Once I shifted my thoughts and focused on improving my public speaking rather than avoiding it, I overcame my fears and the SHIFT occurred.

Today, I am the total opposite and embrace every opportunity to speak in front of an audience.

What do you dare to do? How can you take a new step in that direction?

You can allow it to happen through you.


Rev. Dr. Temple Hayes
Rev. Dr. Temple Hayes
Global Spiritual Leader, Author, Difference Maker. Rev. Dr. Temple Hayes grew up in South Carolina. She is an ordained Science of Mind Minister and an ordained Unity Minister. She is described as a prophet and mystic for our times and the new spiritual leader the world needs today. Temple Hayes is a Difference Maker, Spiritual Leader, Author, International Motivational Speaker, Humanitarian, Life Rights Advocate, Shamanic Practitioner, and President and Founder of life-changing non-profit organizations. Temple Hayes serves as CEO and Spiritual Leader of First Unity Spiritual Campus, a New Thought center, in St. Petersburg, Florida that transcends religious denominations, embraces all ethnicity, and reaches beyond national borders. Temple serves on the leadership team of the Association of Global New Thought. She hosts a weekly radio show for Unity Online Radio called “The Intentional Spirit.” She is the author of the following books: “The Right to Be You,” “How to Speak Unity,” “When Did You Die?” and the CD motivational series “From Good to Amazing.” She was a twice featured speaker at Carnegie Hall in 2019 for suicide prevention and awareness and the #neveralone movement. She is a featured speaker on the Mind Dive App and an acting role as the spiritual leader in the Movie “I am Never Alone” (2020) produced by Michel Pascal and featuring Deepak Chopra, Gabriella Wright, and other leading visionaries. She is passionate about life rights, gay rights, animal rights, and human rights and has created the following movements to both educate and advocate for the voiceless: Global Peace Workers; Life Rights; The SOFI Project that rescues and rehabilitates dogs and cats; and The Institute for Leadership and Lifelong Learning International. Temple is the recipient of many awards including the following: Nominated as an all American and elected to the National Softball Hall of Fame (1979); elected to Outstanding Young Women of America (1988); International Who’s Who of American Professionals (1997); National Association of Professional Women (2008); the People of Distinction Humanitarian Awards (2016); awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Humane Letters (2019). She is a contributing author to the inspiring book Crappy to Happy: Sacred Stories of Transformational Joy

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  1. Great article. Right on. Temple Hayes, it is because of YOU coaching me in my living room, using a broom handle as a microphone prop, that I finally found the courage to stand up in front of people without all those butterflies crashing around in chaotic patterns in my stomach. One tiny step at a time (and your endless encouragement and playful sense of humor) was what it took to move me from frozen by fear to being willing to show up and speak up about what matters to me. THANK YOU.