Manufacture Your Day by BEING BRAVE

There are times when you need courage and I would like you to know that you can learn to become more courageous. Being courageous is a mental game.

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”  ― Meg Cabot

There are so many people who live life in fear – fear of losing the job, fear of being not good enough, fear of getting sick, fear of losing a partner, fear of not being able to pay all the bills, fear of not finding the right partner, fear of making a mistake, and the list goes on and on. 

To be honest, there are times when life sucks. The time when I hit rock bottom was almost 12 years ago –  single, no job and no money. 

So many people told me that I wouldn’t have a chance in business as a fairly new immigrant, and there were countless times when self-doubt tried to overtake my positive outlook on things. I have hustled for a lot of things in my life and I can tell you that I had to learn to be brave.

Years ago a successful business owner said to me, “Karin, you gotta fake it till you make it.” 

I am a big fan of keeping it real but somehow I agree. You have to convince yourself first. If you don’t believe in yourself and your abilities, why would someone else?

I would like you to consider a few things that have worked for me: 

  • Become an expert in your field – if you are confident and believe in yourself, it is easier to be brave.
  • Face your fears and do something that scares you as often as you can – it gets easier and the magic happens outside of your comfort zone.
  • Take action – analysis paralysis (overthinking) won’t serve you.
  • Believe in yourself – you are braver than you think. 

Here is to you and your dreams. 

Even a goldfish can learn to swim with the sharks. I encourage you to go for it!

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