doing what scares you

Doing What Scares You

It's about knowing what scares you and doing it anyway

  • I want to talk about saying yes to the things that scare you

    I mean, how many times have we heard that?

    But you know, when we say yes to things that scare us, it builds confidence

    Or at the very least you get to see that you have the courage to try things that scare you

    There are so many things that have scared me over my lifetime

    I'm a writer and writers tend to have that hide-in-the-cave kind of personality

    I am most comfortable in my office, typing away on the laptop or writing my journals

    And so, doing resumes, being a resume writer, has suited me down to a T because a lot of the work I do is in isolation and that kind of suits me

    Being upfront and out on camera and sharing the knowledge around career growth, around interviews, around negotiations - that's been a little bit of a scary thing for me

    But I decided to jump in and do it because there’s the recognition that, you know, I have this experience, I have this knowledge and I'd never really been able to help anyone if I stayed hidden away

    And you get to a point in your career and life where you want to give back and share and pass on your knowledge to help people coming up behind you

    So I know there's a lot of umms and aahs and all of those that happen when I'm talking to people

    Because at the end of the day, we all are human aren't we, and none of us speaks polished and perfectly all of the time

    Even when we're doing interviews, even when I've done interviews, when I've interviewed people or when people have interviewed me, there's been lots of umms and aahs and all of that in the conversation

    There's kind of a recognition that sometimes you’ve just got to get out there and do what scares you because at the very least it builds a little bit of confidence and you recognise that you don't have to be perfect to be good at something

    And the other thing is that there's a growth

    None of us has died from jumping out and doing something uncomfortable or something that scares us

    My grandmother always used to say that which does not kill us makes us stronger

    And I think that's pretty sound and reasonable advice

    So what are you going to do today?

  • One of the big ones was getting on video and talking and sharing my knowledge with people

  • But every day that I do it, I get a little bit more comfortable with it, even with the umms and aahs

  • That is about jumping out of your comfort zone that scares you just a little bit?

  • There's a lesson that happens around all of that