The Bonfire of Fears

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This new chapter of my career is, simultaneously, an exercise in self-development, a pursuit of knowledge, and a bonfire of fears.

One of the things I love about working in the quality industry is meeting courageous and strong-willed agents of change. They are an inspiring lot who demonstrate that the challenges posed by others are nothing compared to one’s own ability to remove (or, as the case may be, construct) internal obstacles. Master the former, and your opportunities are limitless; be burdened by the latter, and your potential will forever remain unrealized.

This is the edge on which I balance, the experiment I’ve put off for almost too long. Anais Nin once wrote, “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom.” And so it is.

On one level, my work with RBMC is to assist clients in effectively reaching their target audiences. But the real work is that which I’m doing on myself–work we should all be doing on ourselves–to push, to try, to fail, and to keep going. To live. To bloom.

This blog will be the place where I’ll play with these challenges and the emotions they expose. I’ll share those feelings, in addition to my thoughts on business, politics, sports, and more, here on a regular basis. I hope you’ll join me, and chime in with your perspectives, too. We are, each of us, agents of our own change, and we can help each other be our very best selves. It means putting the truth to the promises we make to ourselves, and putting the torch to the fears that hold us back.

The time is now. The place is here. Let’s get started.



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