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Stop Being Scared and Start Doing the Bold Thing


Decide today that you will stop being afraid and start doing that bold, audacious, courageous thing you dream about. Living in fear does nothing but help you to be more afraid. Instead, step up and do the bold thing of your dreams.


We all have big bold dreams we need to pursue.


Recently I purchased a notebook cover with the words, “Stop Dreaming Start Doing” boldly emblazoned across the cover. I did not need the new notebook cover, but the message drew my eyes and my dollars. I am a person who dreams big and wonderful dreams. I have done this all my life. The first dream I remember was the dream I had when I was five. At that time I dreamed that by the time I was thirty I would be married, have a child and be an attorney. I achieved that dream and then thought, wow, I accomplished that, I should have dreamed bigger. So, I continued to dream big, bold and audacious dreams.


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Recently, I dreamed of a conference I call the #MakeItWorkRetreat. Several months ago, I did the conference on a small-scale although I dreamed about doing it on a big scale. I am talking about a big, bold, scary scale. I was afraid to go big with the conference. I made up dozens of excuses for why I should keep it small and low-key. It was a nice event, but it could have been a grand, wondrous, bold and audacious thing. But, I talked myself out of going big and bold. Instead, I kept dreaming about #MakeItWorkRetreat. I dreamed about locations, session topics, potential speakers, the great things I would do for attendees. Dreaming about it is not enough though. I need to start doing the work to make the dream a reality. So, I am doing that. I am stepping out on faith, putting on my fake it until I make it with work dress and doing the bold thing. The conference will took place in May 2017.



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  • I agree! We should do the things that scare us. Sometimes I make myself do something because I am scared. Good luck! Go for it. You will never know unless you try.

  • After my husband died unexpectedly, I realized I'd worried about the wrong things which has freed me to just go for it all.

  • Exciting! I've challenged myself to run a retreat in 2017. I'm not looking for big and bold, but rather intimacy, connection and growth for the women attending. Maybe by focusing on the positive benefits for your attendees (i.e., how you being big and bold might encourage them to be big and bold, too) will help fuel you as you make this happen. Good luck!

  • Such a powerful message, your so brave to share this with us and I'm so glad for your amazing confidence

  • I am so amazed by your confidence in life. I really need to stop being afraid of life and just DO IT!

  • They say you find success outside of your comfort zone! I need to take your advice and take the first step!

  • I so needed to read this today! Sometimes we need to be reminded how short this life is and that we need to do what we want before the chance to do so evaporates! Thank you so much for inspiring me to follow my dreams today

  • I definitely need to push myself to reach higher. I get way too comfy with the easy thing.

  • Great advice! You never know what you can accomplish until you try! Good for you for putting yourself out there!

  • Wow! What an awesome accomplishment! That first step is so hard!

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