How to be More Courageous in the Face of Fear

When I tell people that I started my own business three years ago, most people say things like, “I could never do that” or “You’re braver than I am.” When I tell them this is my fourth business and how the first three failed, their eyes get even wider. I must be courageous, stubborn, or perhaps a little crazy (I think it’s all three).

How to be More Courageous in the Face of Fear

Since so few people are willing to call me stubborn or crazy to my face, they focus on the courageous part. How does one find the courage to overcome his fears and take action despite the potential risk? And, even more so, how do you find the courage to start something important when the past seems to say “you’ve failed before, you’ll fail again?”

Business as Usual | A Leadership Lesson from Barry Goldwater

Can “business as usual” be a good thing?

The short answer is “yes.” But there is more to it than that.

Goldwaters Department Store - Barry Goldwater's Business

I mentioned a few days ago that I am currently reading the book, Pure Goldwater by John Dean and Barry Goldwater, Jr. about the latter’s dad, former Senator and 1964 Presidential nominee, Barry Goldwater. The book is a collection of his journal entries that gives us unfiltered access to the mind of a great businessman and public servant.