It’s time to be ruthlessly honest with yourself, step aside, and allow your muses to speak through you. And when it goes well, let them take the credit, too. The joy will come, not in hearing the accolades, but in being an instrument for something truly, humanly brilliant that touches people’s hearts and raises the stakes in living their lives fully.
Step five: Perform! Take your due on stage, strut your stuff, and tell your story for real–be the most you-est you you’ve ever been, share your story in a way that lets the audience fully see who you really are. (Hint: the less you care how good you are, the better you’ll be.)