Taking on Fear Advances a Career

Last week I was sitting in a workshop on courage and leadership at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women when the panel moderator asked “Does fear ever go away or do you need to be willing to take the leap and be fearful while taking action?” Suddenly my mind flashed back 27 years to when I was faced with the decision to stay in a job full-time or leave and leap into life as an entrepreneur with no road map and no guarantees.

Pregnant with my first of two daughters, I knew that I didn’t want to stay in the same job working full-time. Flex time had not yet…

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