I threw myself into StartUp StorySlam. Yes – I threw myself into it! Trying new things is the only way you’ll gain experiences and learn from your mistakes. The only way to get as close to perfect is to continue practicing. With every stumble over a word, I learn to focus on what I’m going to say. With every forgetful thought, I learn to remember. With every nervous feeling I get when it’s time to speak, I learn to have confidence. With every waking moment, I learn I’m given another chance to make things right. You cannot give up on yourself!