Fear

17.4.2017 Fear | Leadership | Pain

The Problem With Not Failing.

The problem with not failing is that you never get any better. Forward progress is a result of loss and suffering. Whatever you call it – a try or an iteration, a pivot, a test, or a trial balloon – trying and failing is uncomfortable, no matter how you tried to rationalize the outcome. But Read More 

5.4.2017 Fear

How To Beat Fear.

Make no mistake, trying new things is scary. Venturing into the unknown is guaranteed to leave you filled with fear. After the initial glamor of pursuing something new, what you’re left with is a sense that it is all about to crash down on you. That is scary on every level. Your fear impacts how Read More 

27.3.2017 Fear | Leadership

The Mistake Of Believing That They Are Smarter Than You.

Think about the rules and conventional wisdom you have adopted to help you run your life. You believe that if you have more money that you will have fewer problems. You believe that you can’t get a decent job without an advanced degree. You believe that you shouldn’t feel good about yourself unless your body is Read More 

25.3.2017 Attitude | Extreme Behavior | Fear

You’ve Got So Much More Potential.

Thuuuuuuuud. It was the middle of the night. Steve was jolted awake in the middle of a raging storm. In the dark and stormy unknown of the Atlantic Ocean. It had all started as a race. He had planned to race his sleek, 6.5m sloop, the Napoleon Solo, from England to Spain and then back Read More 

20.3.2017 Fear | Love | Pain

The Superpower Hiding Under The Rubble Of Your Rage.

You can’t hold on to the past and move rapidly towards your future. You’re living each day inside a rubber band that keeps pulling you back. Just about the time you think you’ve moved forward and made progress you realize that you’re back in the middle of your anger and misery from the past. Snapped back Read More 

7.3.2017 Fear | Pain

When Shame Is Worse Than The Pain.

There’s an important lesson you learn when you’re a long distance runner. All the pain goes away when you stop running. Your blisters stop hurting. Your stressed muscles stop screaming at you. All the things that hurt start to feel better the instant you stop. Once you stop, all that’s left is either the shame of Read More