5 Ways to Overcome a Fear of Confrontation

5 Ways to Overcome a Fear of Confrontation

“This above all; to thine own self be true.” ~ William Shakespeare I am so non-confrontational that the thought of saying anything to anyone that might rub them the wrong way has always given me instant anxiety. I have suffered from this syndrome of wanting to keep...
Overcoming the Fear of Giving Presentations

Overcoming the Fear of Giving Presentations

According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy....
How to Dream Bigger in Spite of Fear

How to Dream Bigger in Spite of Fear

In July of 2012, I decided I wasn’t dreaming big enough. I attended a conference full of people doing amazing things for themselves, for charity, for their families… And I felt an incredible sense of inadequacy. Inadequate because what I felt inside wasn’t...
My Victory Over Fear

My Victory Over Fear

The Origins of a Fear I was the recipient of some bullying as a skinny young kid. One older boy in my neighborhood entertained himself with me occasionally by trapping me in our garage and threatening to beat me up if I tried to get out. Later, tougher kids would...