I used to think that being afraid of everything was a weakness. Then I learned how to “follow the fear,” and use fear to my advantage.
But here, ima give you the slide deck. It more efficiently tells the story of why a “Bold Talk” pushed me out of my comfort zone.
(Speaking publicly about content marketing is a piece of cake. Speaking publicly about myself? Not so much.)
(Note: This might be best viewed in Full Screen mode. But maybe your eyes can handle it. Your call.)
Debbie Millman for sharing that John Madea quote and articulating in her work what I’ve felt in a vague way, but couldn’t quite grok until I read it;
and Tim Washer for introducing me to the work of actor, writer and improv teacher Del Close, who coined the phrase “Follow the Fear.” I don’t know if Del meant to apply it the way I ultimately did. But I don’t think he’d mind.
And finally: Big thanks to Laura Fitton for inviting me to INBOUND, and equally big thanks to Hubspot for scaring me senseless. In the best possible way.