Well, today is the day I crown my successor. Heading off soon to start a very busy day, but first I wanted to share the last tip I gave our contestants:
Be fully present in your present moment.
Focus only on the event at hand. Don’t let your mind wander or focus on what others are doing. Be hyper-focused in rehearsal when it’s rehearsal, then only on interview, then only on each section of the stage show as it comes.
It sounds so obvious but takes incredible mental discipline to do this. And it makes a huge difference.
And really, this tip applies to so many other areas of life, doesn’t it?! That’s why we always say so many skills in pageantry are transferable to success in other areas of life.