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I love to build out plans and strategies. I turn goals into a series of action items. It energizes me. And then comes the inner critic. Are you sure you’re qualified? What if no one shows up? More often than not, after that internal dialogue, I end up being the one...
#DearestFear, you’re not fooling me

#DearestFear, you’re not fooling me

Dearest fear, The more I get to know you, the more I get to know your other names. Some of them are obvious aliases. Imposter syndrome, for example, sounds every bit as menacing as you do. But it’s your more innocent names that are the most insidious.  Names like...
#DearestFear, you are not a recruiter

#DearestFear, you are not a recruiter

Dearest fear, You are not a recruiter. Yet I find myself letting you review my resume and qualifications, and I often listen when you tell me that I’m “not quite a fit for this particular opportunity.” I’ll admit that sometimes you are right. I am not always the...
#dearestfear

#dearestfear

“We are not going to let fear…” Matt pauses, waiting for me to finish the sentence. “Keep us from following our dreams,” I reply. Even saying the words feels like a lie, though the process of repeating after Matt is becoming familiar. I am afraid in the bathtub....