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Hey guys! Welcome to our very first ENGLISH BITE – your simplest, easiest and best way to practice your listening – the only one that is 100% created, executed and delivered from me to you – This is Erika Belmonte speaking and I’ll be more than pleased to be here with you guys three times a week and I’m pretty sure we’ll have a great time together – because more than learning and improving your English, I also want you to have some fun through a very exclusive content.
Oh…. One more thing, in case you need the transcription of this English Bite, please go to www.clubedoingles.com/englishbites and look for episode 01.
So today we’re gonna talk about accomplishments and I have a question for you, but before: what are accomplishments? I’m not really sure if all of you know the meaning of it so yes, I want us to be on the same page.
Well, among other meanings, an accomplishment is basically something that’s been achieved successfully, like a goal, a dream, a plan… I don’t know,
Ok, so my question to you guys: what is your proudest accomplishment so far this year?
We all tend to see some negative aspects right? Or what went wrong… and it’s ok – if you learn from your mistakes of course.
But now guys, I’d like you to think for a second (and think in English ok? Hahahaha) things you’ve done and you feel happy for that, that you feel proud of your yourself.
Alright, to encourage you do that, I’m gonna do the same, but instead of just thinking I’m gonna share it with guys! I’m gonna say it out loud to thousands of people. OMG… but ok, let’s do it.
Well, No doubt Clube do Ingles (I mean, what I do on Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, my Website, WhatsApp now…) has been my greatest accomplishment so far. It’s been really challenging and I’m pretty sure I grew a lot – personally and professionally speaking. ,
I’ve learned so much, made mistakes. I’m always pushing myself harder and harder to reach new goals, to reach more people. I can’t deny I’ve had my insecurities, my fears, so many thoughts running through my head, that my content was not good enough (yep, I’m a freaking perfectionist and that’s horrible), or that there were so many people sharing English tips on the web and I would be you know, just another one, I mean, it wouldn’t make any difference at all. Yep, believe me but it really crossed my mind. It might sound a little stupid but, it happened! And we all have our little monsters who try to bring us down right?
I was like… overthinking and not acting. That was my struggle. So many questions.
My mind was like: “Hey Erika what about this idea?” “What if we…?” “And what if you start…?”
And I was like: Nope, I can’t do it. / Nope, no one is gonna like it / Nope, that’s crazy!! That’s stupid. Stop with that!
And one day I decided to stop thinking and start doing, no matter what!
I faced things just like processes, you know? I was like: plan your tasks and do it Erika! Don’t think if it’s good or not! Just do it! I’d say it was a baby step. Day in, day out!
Yes, I fell so many times and for so many days. But I started again and again and again. And you know, those thoughts, impressively started to disappear. I guess actually I was (and I’ve been) working so much and so hard that I stopped paying attention to what those little guys were telling me.
Well, I’m not even close to be where I want to but I can tell you very out loud: Nothing is gonna stop me from making my dreams come true! I know they are here, but I’m not gonna give my little monsters a voice.
Guys, don’t you even think for a second that I’m not scared of the result of my plans and dreams. How difficult do you think it is to show up, speak and share these things for thousands of people But the difference now is that, even if I’m deadly scared, I’ll do it. If anything bad happens, so I’ll see what I can do. I’ve just decided that I’m not avoiding risks anymore. I’ll manage them!!
It might sound a little cliché but I can assure you: it’s not easy and it’s not as beautiful as it seems. We gotta focus and always REMEMBER WHY WE STARTED. That’s how I’ve overcome not only some of my procrastination but also, insecurities and doubts.
And guys, I decided to overshare this so personal accomplishment of my life this year because I thought it could be helpful somehow… cause as I said before, we all have our little monsters, our problems, our doubts.. And specially when it comes about English, I don’t want you to doubt for a second that you’re capable of reaching your goals and dreams.
Yes, you’re gonna have to work really hard and that’s why I’m here: I’ll teach you, guide you, motivate you and help you with whatever you need… I know some things seem to be impossible but never, ever use the word IMPOSSIBLE in anything you want to do.
EVEN THE WORD IMPOSSIBLE SAYS I’M POSSIBLE !
Ok… So I shared my biggest accomplishment so far this year.
Now it’s your turn but , I don’t want you to answer ME anything
I want you to think or write down, just you and yourself, and answer: What is your proudest accomplishment so far this year? I really want you yo think about it Alright?
So that’s it guys!!! Is there anything you would like me to talk about in our English bites? So please let me know ok? Who knows I’ll bring your suggestion! Again, I’m really sorry but I won’t be able to answer all of you cause our family here is veeeery big but you can bet I will personally read all your comments and suggestions ok?
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