The fear of embarrassment is powerful, but it doesn’t have to overpower us. But sometimes it does. I know all about that. An episode of a TV show kept me from blogging. Let me explain. Billions, a show on Showtime, has a scene where two characters were talking about another person who got fired from … Continue reading You can conquer the fear of embarrassment
Another birthday came and went, and I'm solidly over the hill. But I don't feel that way. In my thirties, I used to fear being forty. I dreaded it like one dreads a root canal. And it hovered over me like a black cloud. Probably the unknown was the cause for so much fear in … Continue reading I had no idea midlife could feel like this
Starting a blog is stupid-hard. It's kind of like cooking an elaborate meal every week, hoping someone will show up to join you, but then no one does. It's always just you eating that food you worked so hard to make—alone. Slaving over a piece of writing doesn't mean anyone will ever read it. And … Continue reading What is it like starting a blog?
When I started my first business eleven years ago, I wish I would have done this, too. Write. Let's be honest. I'm not the best writer. Throughout my academic career, I was a terrible student and worse with a word doc. When I was a sophomore in high school, my graded English papers came back … Continue reading How I conquer my fear of writing