Fear!

I have been running around overwhelmed and scared all day. Partly, a response to circumstance. My daughter was sick and my wife is traveling and I’m going to South by SouthWest in 10 days and I am NOT ready. Part of it is being afraid and not really knowing why.

I called a friend and mentor. He got me to name my fears. I felt immediately better. It’s not that scary. He asked me if I knew what my priorities and resources are. I didn’t, but I had pans to work on it tonight, and I will. He reminded me that it’s all OK, and I’m a good man. I know, and it was nice to hear. A few deep breaths and all was good again. I feel silly for getting worked up in the first place, but I did, and that’s OK. More to the point, I made the phone call that helped me to get out of it. It can be that simple, and it starts with recognizing that you’re bent out of shape.

 

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Dave is trained at the Coaches Training Institute and certified by the International Coaching Federation. He has worked with dozens of clients to achieve remarkable results, including revenue growth, clearer strategic direction, enhanced leadership, and promotions to positions of greater responsibility. You can learn more about him at www.DarkMatterConsulting.com or follow him at @DarkMatterCon,  FaceBook.com/DarkMatterConsulting or GooglePlus.

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