I can't because I stutter. That's what we hear often times playing in our head. What can we do with that?
Our guest today is David Alpuche, National Stuttering Association chapter co-leader, and we'll talk about how we can approach stuttering in a way that lets us live fully and accomplish things.
In this episode, David and I discuss:
"I was always into some kind of visual creation, and I think it was because it allowed me to communicate ideas and communicate with other people without having to speak." - David Alpuche
"When I was like twelve, thirteen there was a speech contest one time and I remember thinking I really wanted to give it a try, but I was like oh, I can't because I stutter." - David Alpuche
"The first times I was just sweating. Every sentence was a struggle. But at the end of every speech, I felt happy and successful." - David Alpuche
"Once I actually started having some confidence and some speaking successes, that's when I actually started just trying all the things I always wanted to try." - David Alpuche
"That's essentially something that you have to challenge on your own. I think that's something you have to prove yourself that you can." - David Alpuche
"I realized that yes, you can stutter, but you can still accomplish whatever it is that you want to accomplish." - David Alpuche
"I think that for the most part, you are who you tell yourself you are." - David Alpuche
"Once you realize that stuttering is not something that you have to suffer on your own you really start to take chances." - David Alpuche
What have you learned from this interview? Share your thoughts in the comments.