Fears, unfortunately, we all have them but fortunately, they do not have to be the end all be all when it comes to living the life that we truly want to live. In fact, every day that we live to see can be a chance to face and conquer our fears. That's exactly what Laurie, our President and founder of The Inside Story has decided to do. Her life-changing decision started with one conversation with our colleague, Heather. Little did Laurie know that her regular weekly check-in with Heather would lead to her making the decision to face one of her biggest fears. "I always wanted to have my own show called Your Story" confessed Laurie during the check-in.
The goal of the show would be to interview the clients that work with The Inside Story and have them share their own personal inside story. But she realized, “how can I lead and not work on my own areas of opportunities (weaknesses)? I’m standing in my own way of doing what I want to do.” That's the thing about fear - it can either motivate you to take action or paralyze you with inaction. This time around Laurie chose action.
As Soledad O'Brien said "I've learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom - how great is that?"
Indeed, Laurie has chosen to walk down a brighter path that will transform her fear into freedom. But facing our fears requires a few things, including vulnerability. You have to be willing to get to the real root of your fear. What was the real root of Laurie's fear? “I fear the comments,” said Laurie. Admittedly, we do live in an incredibly opinionated world. It’s so easy for people to hop online and word vomit both positivity and negativity. It’s in facing our fears that we take back our power. It’s in facing our fears that we finally get to discover unknown amazing parts of ourselves. What a shame it would be to have never known that you had that hidden quality or super power? It's also in facing our fears and our stories that we give others permission to do the same. Hence the “Inside Story”
Despite this fear, Laurie has decided to take a leap into the unknown and take her power back - she recorded her first video for her Facebook show Your Story and is ready to share it with the world- check it out below! We want to capture Laurie’s journey to facing her fear of creating her show Your Story on Facebook. This will be a way to hold Laurie accountable via these blog posts and to support her along the way. Be sure to come back and follow the journey with us!
What are some of your fears? What is a fear that you would like to conquer before the end of this year? Tell us #yourstory in the comments below!