What are you afraid of? I’m not talking about things like spiders or snakes. I’m talking about your real fears. If people saw the things you’re trying to hide about yourself, what would they see? And what are you afraid would happen if they did? This is on my mind because I’ve spent the past […]
Category: Following your Dreams
“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you say to someone when you’re being uncool.”
— Almost Famous
It’s a year ago today that I gathered the last few things out of my office, took my name plate off the door, and walked out for the last time–a free woman. Here’s the secret most people won’t tell you: exciting = terrifying + awesome.
I stood frozen, watching the car speed toward me. It was a deer-in-the-headlights moment: I knew I had to get out of the way, but there I stood, rooted to the spot as the car got closer.
If you could do anything, if nothing was holding you back and there were no rules, no constraints, no money problems, no judgmental faces… what would you do?
I’m afraid of lots of things: car accidents, getting mugged, running out of money, being laughed at, getting rejected, failing. I’m kind of used to those fears. But this was something different.
Legend has it that if you make enough initial sales, Amazon will take over promoting your book for you. Amazon works their magic selling, and you can get on with writing your next masterpiece. Is it too good to be true, or a dream come true? Help me find out.
A few months ago, my friend Ethan Waldman told me he was taking off work to go on a long bike tour of the Northwest. I’d call this a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, but Ethan is the kind of guy who will go on to have many more. Here’s his story.
What would you do if you had millions? No need to wait–here’s how to start doing it now.
I’ve spent the past year in a life experiment. Usually I play it safe; this time, I decided to follow my dreams. Here’s what I’ve learned.
A lot of people are unsatisfied with their lives. The big question is: can we really change our lives, and will it really be any better if we do? Over the past year, my life has been a grand experiment to answer this question. Here’s what I’ve found.
Anything worthwhile that you can do, will likely scare you. You probably woke up today wanting more. But something got in your way, didn’t it? Fear. It’s time to overcome fear and start controlling your own life.