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Be Brave

I’m such a wimp. Why? Because I was afraid to let go of something (and someone) that was known, for the unknown--even though the known was known to be bad. Why is that? I think I know. 

I lacked the self-confidence to believe I could go it alone and things could and would be better than before if I made the change. I reached out to my mentors and they reminded me of me—that I was the person who already beat the odds in business by creating a career doing something I love and, according to them, was very good at it.


Not everyone has a support system to push them past what they think they can do so they can take a leap of faith. Or have people who will be there in case they fall. Or do they? Maybe like me, they're there, but we are afraid to ask for help until we have no choice. I’m here to tell you, I’m glad I reached out for guidance. 

I’m looking forward to turning the page on 2019, and starting a new chapter in 2020. The reason I’m sharing my trials and tribulations with you is because sometimes we see the year as a new start, but end up back to our old (comfortable) ways by March . . . or sooner. That’s why I’m pulling a “Cortez” and "burning the ships" so I have to sink or swim—my plan is to swim. 

For the first time in 21 years I’m on my own--you thought I was leaving my wife, didn’t you? Not a chance. I love my wife, and I love what I do--creating and giving customized presentations. The difference for 2020 is I’m now in charge of finding places to speak. You know what? I say, bring it. *

Okay, enough about me, let’s talk about me. Ha, I’m kidding, What about you? I’m sure you’ve seen some of the following questions before, but this time answer them with the belief that you can’t fail, and if you do, you’ll be all right. 


1. What do you want to do more of next year? What gets in the way of that, and what could you cut to free up the time or money to do it?


2. What annoys, frustrates, and worries you the most? Is there a way to eliminate the cause of this anxiety?


3. If you knew you would not fail, what would you give up? What would you do differently? 


4. When was the last time you felt nervous, anxious, or afraid? What is something you can do that will force you to take a step outside of your comfort zone?


5. If you knew that next year would be the last year of your life, what would you do differently?


6. What do you hate doing, but still do? What would happen if you stopped doing it? 


7. If you won millions of dollars in the Lottery and money was no longer a concern, what would you stop doing, get rid of, or change in your life?  


I know I sounded so confident in the earlier paragraph that ends with this asterisk, but truth be told, if you know of any group, association, organization, company, convention, or club that needs a speaker who puts his heart and soul into his presentations, I’m available

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