Are you driving under the influence of fear (and what to do next)?

If you have driven a car for long you are likely to have experienced the fear of being pulled over by the police at least once, most likely many more times than that… The sight of the red and blue lights in your rear view mirror can be intimidating. Imagine you are waved down by a police office just after you have turned a blind corner or driven over the crest of a hill.   How would this feel? Unfortunately this experience is likely to happen to all of us.  We’re not talking about being pulled over for speeding here. Random breath testing is not the most pleasant experience in the world. We’ve all seen the billboard and television ads warnings haven’t we? Why is this sort of thing really necessary? Don’t people trust each other to be responsible? Do the random breath tests conducted by the police really even test our ability to operate machinery?

How decisions create confidence (even if they scare the heck out of you)

In 2016 I was feeling pretty stuck. Over the previous 4 years I had spent thousands of dollars taking online courses on topics including programming, business and marketing. Even though I actually went through most of these courses in detail… …there was always another course I had to do before I would be ready to implement. Another guru to listen to. I realised I was at a crossroads. I had wanted to start a business of my own for as long as I can remember but there were always excuses. Here I was, 43 years old and my results were telling me that what I really wanted was the safety of an anonymous job in a large corporation. I was afraid of what might happen if I should fail on my own. The truth of the situation was staring me in the face. But we can all get pretty creative when we are looking for an escape hatch can’t we?