Fear.  Who can’t relate to this common dysfunction?  Whether it’s a fear of failure, a fear of financial insecurity, or even a fear of disappointing others, we all have our fears.  And those fears, while likely grounded in some truth, cost us a pretty penny.  How often have you stayed in a situation that you knew was not healthy?  How often have you sacrificed you because of your fears?  Fears are nasty insidious creatures.  They infiltrate our minds and hijack our hearts.  They can cost us our very souls if we aren’t careful.

This month, we will tackle this dysfunction: “I’m afraid to make the changes I need to make in my career and life.”  Throughout the month we’ll cover, amongst other things:

  • What are the fears that hold me back?
  • Should I be afraid?
  • How do I overcome my fears?
  • What can I start doing tomorrow to make the changes I want to make?

Every Monday, I’ll kick off our conversation for the week by addressing one of these big questions.  Throughout the week I’ll collect and share stories, examples and other opinions as we dig in.  By the end of the month, if we haven’t cured this dysfunction, we’ll do a darn good job treating it!

Write to me with your stories, examples or opinions on the subject.  I promise to protect the innocent (and guilty!).

So, “What are you afraid of and what is that fear costing you?”