The people who volunteer to engage with me in events, who overcome their “fear,” are consistently the ones who do best in their businesses and careers.
How much energy and stress go into protecting your ego? My self-worth isn’t diminished by failure, and I’ve had a lot of failure because if you’re not failing you’re just not trying.
I used to hang back in grammar school, afraid to be chosen. I’d also wonder why I didn’t get assignments and opportunities I wanted, like being captain of a team or getting the best seat. I finally realized I needed to stand out, not stand back.
Of course, I was eight years old when I learned that.