"The brave are simply those with the clearest vision of what is before them—glory and danger alike—and, notwithstanding, go out to meet it."
—Leopold (Hugh Jackman), Kate and Leopold
It takes a certain amount of bravery to be a professional writer or book author. It isn’t the act of writing itself that feels…Continue
One of the main things that can hold you back in pursuing your dreams is fear. I know because for many years I did not pursue my dreams because of fear.
There are different types of fear. There is fear of failing. There is fear of what others will think.…Continue
I was petrified. I wanted to run. It was more than 25 years ago, but I remember it like yesterday. I was teaching my first class.
I want to run, but I didn’t. It might be the best…Continue
Find resources to overcome doubt and fear at:…Continue
The Bible tells us "not to fear" 365 times. That's one for every day of the year. It must be very important.
It also says, "do not kill". By my count, it's said a lot less often.
This is a discussion I've had often with myself and others. As I see it:
Most of us want to change and grow. Yet, most struggle,whether it is a professional or a personal change.
If you want to get unstuck, the first step is to determine which of the 4 levels of change you are at:
Talking – You…Continue
I’m all for excellence. But perfectionism is an entirely different animal. We live in an imperfect world. Constantly chasing perfection is an enormous waste of time. Perfectionism robs you of precious time. Time is what life is made…Continue
Added by Bob Wilson on May 5, 2015 at 7:08pm — No Comments
When I struggle with making a change in my life, I’ve noticed it is often because of fear. I imagine that is true for you too.
I have found a great strategy for dealing with this that is effective and simple.
The strategy is 3 basic steps:
Nothing strikes more fear into the heart of an introvert than the advice: Go forth and network to grow your business, get a job or just be successful in whatever endeavor you are attempting.
I should know.
I’m an introvert.
Why Introverts are Naturals at Networking
As introverts, we think that being asked to network means doing something that we are…Continue
Added by Lee Flint on January 17, 2015 at 9:17am — No Comments
I've been reading my friend, Ken Davis' book, Fully Alive. If you have ever spent time with Ken you would know that this guy lives what he preaches. He has a lot of guts. Makes me wonder what he has left on his bucket list! I have enjoyed the book. His personal stories of failure and triumph, his motivational messages and his down-to-earth and very doable challenges to the reader…Continue
August will mark my sixth wedding anniversary. My wife is a phenomenal blessing to me and I thank God for her. Let me add that I'm a slow learner but eventually I get it. The "get it" I'm talking about here is listening to my wife. And I'm sure that the get it that I think I got is not really done yet but I'll take the small steps of success any time.
I recently had an idea and my wife said "that fits your personality." I was stunned. I've been on a a business path alone for the past…Continue
It was a delight to get to spend time with you one on one as I was the "guest" this week about overcoming fear and becoming fearless.
Let's face it, we all have fears that we need to face and deal with in our everyday life. I have my fair share of fears too that have left me gasping for air and questioning myself. However, I have learned how to deal and overcome fear head-on which helped me get out from the muck. For people who have been struggling and prisoned by their fear, this…Continue
Added by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" on March 18, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
My granddaughter, Clara, is very creative. She is almost seven years old and I learn something from her every time we get into art projects. Which is often. She has been part of our art classes at the Sanctuary since she was four and she is always an inspiration to us adults in the class because of her fearlessness in attacking any art project. She just starts it...and no matter what happens she finishes. Often she has stood up in class and…Continue