The Case against Fear

“No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.”

-Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1756)

Tomorrow, I fly to Dallas for my first ever eWomen Network conference. The resources, connections and possibilities are endless. I have some big goals for this conference and have been looking forward to it for a long time. Now that it is tomorrow, I will be honest with you, I am a little nervous.

It’s funny that I even say that here. Quite a public place to out an insecurity. But, I think that’s just what needs to happen. Go ahead and address it for what it is so that I can effectively deal with it now so it doesn’t mess me up over the next five days. Fear will trip me up every time.
Fear, or it’s little helper nervous, causes me to do strange things – none of which are productive. It is a big waste of time, money and resources to be unproductive. Moreover, it just isn’t who I am. I am not in the habit of not being who I am.

I think we all have times like this – opportunities that are golden and the little butterflies that go along with it. I don’t think it is lack of confidence so much as a healthy appreciation of the opportunities that lay ahead.

Today I want to encourage you to find your center – that place where you are on the top of your game and productive. Remember who you are and why you are. Sure, there are going to be times where nerve, even fear, peak around the corner, but don’t let them hang out. You are never as good as when you have full confidence in that inner warrior to move through these situations flawlessly.

Look Out!

Coming soon to an inbox near you! The all new Turn Around Tuesday!

We have been talking for a few weeks about TAT suggestions, feedback and whatnot. You all have really been wonderful and incredibly supportive. You have no idea how much I appreciate it.

Because of that support (and a few other events), TAT is getting a makeover. Of course, I think it’s great just the way it is, but every girl needs a new do once in a while.

So, be on the look out over the next two weeks. You’ll see some pretty fantastic changes, interesting announcements and, hopefully, little bits that make your Tuesday better!


  1. I encourage any woman who owns a business or has thought about starting a business, to join eWomenNetwork. I was also a bit apprehensive about going to the conference in Dallas, because my business ideas need serious refining and retooling. I was a bit embarrassed about it, because I like to be organized and in control.

    So, I took a giant leap, and shared in the wisdom of my fellow eWomenNetwork girlfriends. It was, by far, the most supportive and empowering professional development conference I’ve ever attended.

    Of course there were breakout sessions to help women grown their businesses, but what struck me the most, was how it celebrated and encouraged all that is beautiful about women working together. There was an unwritten “leave your cattiness” at the door” vibe.

    We laughed, we cried, we helped each other see other marketing and financing opportunities. We shared chocolate And, we danced!

    I’m happy to have met you, A! You’re a blessing!

  2. Hiya April! How are you???

    I remember you saying that there were going to be some changes around here and so far it’s lookin’ like one heck of a makeover! I’ve always liked your TAT segment.

    Anyway, I’m going to have a look around 🙂 I think you might inspire to develop a few posts of my own on my new blog while I’m here!

    • Ricardo,

      I am doing well, thanks for asking. Things are starting to take shape once again. It has been a growth and evolution process. It hasn’t happened as quickly as I would have liked, but nothing worth doing right ever does 🙂

      I hope all is well with you and it is good to “see” you!

  3. A good friend of mine has a saying. “Fear makes you stupid.”

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