Ten minutes at a time is my slow-and-steady way of being fearless. Little by little I chip away at a goal, safely, somewhat risk-free. Do I take the world by storm? Have I ever been an overnight success? No and no. But slow and steady is better than not at all, and so I inch along.
This is your life. Commit to living it passionately. Don't let the world dictate what that means for you. Show up. Show out. And rise to the occasion every single time.
I often went out every day of the week, mostly for coffee or a walk in the park, opening myself to new lessons and new experiences. I could practice without fear, knowing that I had a new date the next day if I inadvertently made a fatal error with the current one. I practiced and grew more confident and more knowledgeable with every date.
How many writers are known for their writing in so many forms, and whose names evoke a certain expectation of smarts, savvy and fun? Very few. The Ephron Effect is this: By being true to yourself, and being open to change, you will be an inspiration.
The dust kicked up by Ann-Marie Slaughter's essay continues to swirl around the Internet. A key part of the current debate is, of course, Sheryl Sandberg and the heartfelt talk she gave at Davos.
I play the "what if" games. What do I do if she gets hurt? What do I do if she has to hurt somebody? What do I do if she doesn't come home at all? In my mind, I have tended my wife's wounds, both physical and psychic. I have eulogized my wife and raised our yet-to-be-born child.
It is safe to say most of us have some fear of failure. It makes sense. No one wants to be defeated, let down, or embarrassed. Interestingly enough, fear of success is the other side of the same coin.
"Courageous Conversations" was the theme uniting the sessions throughout the agenda of the 11th annual Corporate Philanthropy Summit in New York City,...
We need to be honest with ourselves and understand that it is okay to seek the pat on the back, the handshake, or the award from our peers. Selfishness and selflessness hold hands and walk a very narrow road.
The essence of courage is overcoming fear. We appear to be so in need of heroes these days that anyone who puts on a uniform or performs competently is accorded hero status. Gone is the concept of choosing to assume a risk on behalf of another.
When it comes to emotions, by all means talk about them. Be open, honest. But I think with these quicksand issues -- these dead horses we've been beating for years, whether with a partner or inside ourselves -- we're something like patients with OCD.
This is your chance to take a fearless inventory at work and discover if unresolved past experiences are negatively impacting your desired professional path. What do you want more and less of in your career? What is your ideal work environment? Get honest about how fearful you are in the workplace and how you can channel that into becoming more fearless!
My father lived in fear and died in fear. I'm not going to do the same. I choose love. I know he'd be proud.
Arianna appeared on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' alongside Massachusetts senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, to discuss JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon's appearance ...
The days of the yes man are over. Smart managers aren't looking for yes men (or women) -- they're seeking transformative insights and employees who challenge the status quo.
Many people think of the fear response as a negative response. They want to eliminate it. Your fear response, though, can actually become a strength, one that you can harness and use to your advantage.