To be a toddler again…
If there is one thing I love about Las Vegas, besides free booze, gambling and the zipline on Freemont Street — it’s the city has a ton of parks.
There are parks all over this city, and nice ones, too.
Ava & I go to a park by the house a few times a week. It’s a nice little park with some water fountains.
Summer is here and we’re getting close to triple digit temps, so we’ve been going a lot lately.
We went to the park yesterday to play in the fountains.
She absolutely LOVES playing in the water! Like my love for pizza & Oreo blizzards from Dairy Queen, almost.
Here is a picture of her from yesterday…
The water is cold and she is, by far, the youngest one there.
She has absolutely no fear about running in the water with the bigger kids.
Two separate people yesterday made comments, along the lines of, “she is absolutely fearless running around out there”
You must have the same attitude in business — no fear.
I am not going to lie and say it’s easy, because it’s not.
I still struggle at times with it after 5 years of doing this, but have drastically improved from the days of endless cold calling.
Or that time a client threatened to put me in a meat grinder. True story and will shared in another blog post.
However, it is important to have no fear, failing fast and learning from your mistakes. it’s not easy, but absolutely necessary for success.
That has been my attitude the last 6 months or so and it has served me well.
Like the other day, for example, it took me close to 2 hours to send an email out. I was nervous (for some reason), I was scared (for some reason), but I still hit send.
Now, I use a timer when writing my emails. I have 20 minutes to write and send the email.
This is all fear is…
FEAR: False Evidence Appearing Real
I love that one.
And this gem, from Eleanor Roosevelt — Do one thing every day that scares you
On to you…
Do one thing today that scares you. It can be anything.
Here are a few ideas;
- Strike up a conversation with a stranger
- Publish a blog post sharing your vulnerability
- Call and family member and/or friend and let them know how much you appreciate them
Baby steps, then you can wrestle an alligator.