Tag: Fear

I need to be called upon to speak.

Said one experienced, accomplished Asian female professional. I almost broke down in tears. I don’t often get muffled by the distorted self-stories that my coaching clients tell themselves (it’s my job to help them reframe) but this one hit a nerve.  What happened in the socialization, upbringing, acculturation, indoctrination, brainwashing of this young woman that…

Have the fear and do it anyway.

I’m not talking about jumping off any bridges mind you. When I was 15, I started a summer filing job with the casting office of the New York City Joseph Papp Public Theater. As a nerdy, four eyed kid from the provincial land of Chinatown just 2 miles away, I was ill equipped to function…

Follow your nose.

Over the last few years I made a tremendous professional transition from media sales to learning and development.  I found my calling and purpose. Or was it so tremendous? Hindsight is 20/20 as they say. When I look back at the twists and turns of my career, I can see the through lines, the story…