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What if I fail? But what if you fly?

If I slow down or stop and think about where I am right now or about next month or even next year…the anxiety and fear just wells up inside of me. I can feel the panic attack

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Declaring Defeat

We do. We declare defeat on a lot of projects. Many times before we even get started. But why? Is it because it really is a bad idea? Or is it because we’re afraid?

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Say the word “Freedom” to people and ask them what it means to them. You’ll get a variety of responses but most of them will have a common theme…responsibility or the lack of it.

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I like to start my day off reflecting, planning, getting myself into a mindset that is ready to tackle the day. I read a daily bible devotional and then another daily devotional for entrepreneurs (Walk Through Fire). Most mornings the readings are good and I enjoy the messages. Then there are other mornings where the timing of these messages is perfect. They not only sync but they speak to a fear, doubt or question I’ve been having. They strike a nerve. Today was one of those days.

We have a couple of big ideas that we are working on launching by the start of next year. While I’m excited about them, I still have doubts and am running into stumbling blocks. It takes some of the wind out of my sails. Here were the messages this morning…

Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. 1Peter 4:11

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. Winston Churchill

This is me. For my ideas right now, I have only my blood, sweat and tears to offer. But that is what is needed to get them off the ground. And I think so many of us have doubts that we have a gift or that our gift is it truly worthy enough to pursue. This just isn’t true. What we need to realize is that what might seem minor or insignificant to you, may be largely instrumental in someone else’s life. There is a reason for the gifts we have. To not use them is being selfish.

My message to you. The big idea you have that is scaring you and giving you doubts but you can’t stop thinking about…Give it everything you’ve got. It is your gift you are supposed to share. Act on it. Have faith that everything will fall into place as they are supposed to.

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They Just Don’t Get It

When I was in education, my family was proud of me and expressed it. I had friends that I would go to happy hour with and discuss the problems of the world. It was great being a part of a group and having a sense of belonging. Then I got this wild hair to leave the traditional workforce

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Failure to Execute

Analysis Paralysis. You’ve heard of this before I’m sure. You’re so busy overanalyzing every detail, possible outcome, etc. that you never actually get started on

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