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Fear in Business:  Fear is not real. It is a product of our imagination.

Was watching the movie “After Earth” with my 13 year old son one recent, cold, soggy afternoon (someone joked that we were in a very select company of the population that did), and was inspired by this quote. Fear exists in everything we do, and the occurrence of fear in business can sometimes be the worst.

As a leader, a parent and a person, I think it is important to be fearless. You can’t be afraid to make mistakes. Trust yourself to acknowledge when there is real danger and that you will be able to avoid it. But always remember that fear is created by you, and do not mistake the fear that you may create as actual danger. Most of the time, the thing you may perceive as danger may not ever exist. And you must remind yourself that it won’t because you won’t let it.