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How to get over your fear of failure


Over the years as a coach, I’ve heard hundreds of people’s deepest desires for their career and their life.

I’ve listened to stories of people not pursuing career changes, business ideas, cross-country moves, higher education, artistic pursuits, and so many other possibilities for years, sometimes decades of their lives.

Sometimes when I’m out at the grocery store, or at the gym, or out to dinner, I’ll look around and wonder, “How many of these people also have secret dreams and desires that they’re not acting on?”

I think it might break my heart to know the answer.

If you ask these people why they’re not going after something they deeply want, they’ll likely have quick …

What to do when you feel resentment about your work


Five or six years ago, I was reading The Tipping Point (one of Malcolm Gladwell’s many bestsellers).

He mentioned this famous study about marriage and relationships where the researcher could prove with astounding accuracy whether a couple would stay together or not … after watching them interact for only seconds.

The bottom line? If contempt and resentment have entered into a relationship, it’s not going to last (even if the couple doesn’t realize it yet).

I promptly broke out into a cold sweat, shut the book, and never finished it.

At the time, I was in a relationship that I was starting to feel trapped by. I was also exhibiting all of the signs of …