You travel the world, get on-stage to spread inspirational words with your eloquent way of speaking to lift up the spirits of everyone you meet. They call you a “motivational speaker,” and the best thing about it? You get paid just from speaking on stage. That must be an awesome job to have.
But here’s the twist: you can’t really consider it as a profession.
Some of you may think “Why? You get paid and receive all these perks of a working person.” Well, yes, but being a motivational speaker isn’t under any job category.
However, don’t get discouraged. Here are a few reasons why being a motivational speaker is still worth it:
- You get to work on your confidence and people skills, and even learn more about yourself in the process.
- It is the reward of your long-time training in speaking. From small gatherings, to a large audience — this is proof that you worked hard to get into the big leagues.
- They hire and pay you because you’ve got something unique to say and deliver your talks in a creative manner that is somewhat different from other speakers. They see you as someone credible enough for other people to listen and pay attention to because of what you have to say.
- You get to impart to people your knowledge and expertise in the things you’re absolutely passionate about. It may be on a certain subject like economics or business-related topics, or your personal experiences in life like relationships with people.
- Not only can you share your knowledge, you can also inspire and uplift the spirits of your audience with the things you share. You are given the opportunity to impact the lives of the masses in a significant way. Absolutely priceless.
- In relation to the previous number, you also get to meet a lot of interesting people along the way, and some of them may even play a significant role in your life, or even be the inspiration for your next stint.
- As mentioned in the beginning of this article, you get to travel the world. Who doesn’t want that? Although it’s not always all play, but it does widen your perspective of the world, and again, you can be able to pick up a few tidbits for your next speech.
- You hone your skill in speaking more. Just because you’re a big name on stage, it doesn’t mean that you should stay complacent with the way you speak now. Think of the journey of being a motivational speaker as a life-long learning experience, and you should always aspire to be better than your last talk.
So, that’s it! Remember that a motivational speaker doesn’t forget about his passion for the things he/she loves and what he/she does. You may not put this in your resumé as your profession, the fact that you get paid from inspiring people is enough for you to continue your craft.