Have you found your tricks to overcoming your fear? If not try this simple trick I use every day.
Fear seems to creep in at the most interesting moments for me. It’s not right before an important meeting–I have prepared for that. It’s not when I am lying awake before I fall asleep–my brain is way too disconnected to let it take over then. It’s not when I am on stage–I have given too many speeches and grown quite confident in those situations.
My fear moments arrive when I am focused on something mundane . . .
Speaker, investor, mentor, startup founder.
One of 3 or 4 Co-Founders of MapQuest (sold to AOL for $1.2B). Managing Director of $25M Venture Fund in late 90's. CEO, COO or President of various companies ranging from $200k to $20M in size.
Currently, I am one of two Managing Directors of The Startup Factory making 10-14 seed investments per year, founder and MC of the Big Top Job Fair and national writer and speaker waxing poetic around startups and startup communities.