I’ve been an on again  – off again subscriber to SUCCESS Magazine over the past few years and a follower of it’s creator, Darren Hardy.  I really shouldn’t go “off” as the magazine and accompanying CD is always full of great ideas and inspiring stories about people who have been successful in business and life.  But my letting my subscription drop from time to time isn’t the topic of today’s post!

Darren Hardy started a program – similar to the Art Licensing Info Staycation but on a much larger scale – called Darren Daily.  Every week day for a year he sends out a video, or audio or quick food for thought that you can consume in 2 minutes or less, and then an action to take.

This week began with the video below – about courage.  We all have things we fear doing from time to time that will benefit our business… we don’t want to pick up the phone and make a call, we’d rather sit safely behind an email.  We don’t want to go to that networking event, we don’t want to put ourselves out there for fear of rejection… EVERYONE struggles with fear on some level at some time.  And some days it’s worse than others.

I love what Darren talks about here – and the science behind it.

The ANTICIPATION of doing something you are uncomfortable doing is usually worse than the ACTION – if you look at the physiology of your body.

You are under more stress thinking about picking up the phone than in making the call.  So watch the video and remember that the next time you are getting anxiety thinking about something you know you should do.  Give your body a break and just get it done!

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Here’s to your creative success!

– Tara Reed