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Don’t Miss the Boat: Beat the Five Fears that Waste Opportunity

Jerusha Agen Fighting Fear 8 Comments

She walked out of the appointment with a smile on her face. I caught her in the hallway, relieved to see the smile. “How did it go?” “Really well.” Her eyebrows lifted with her voice, as if nothing could have surprised her more. “She said she wants to see the full manuscript.” I rejoiced with my friend over this good …

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Afraid to Fall: 3 Steps to Beat People-Pleasing Fear

Jerusha Agen Fighting Fear 11 Comments

He spit in my face. Twice. As a long-time volunteer at our local zoo, I had interacted with the llamas many times. A zookeeper had shown me how to properly greet Jackson, the male, and Ellen, the female. When greeting one another, llamas march well past a healthy sense of personal space and stand face-to-face. They blow smooth puffs of …