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putting your self out there
on: Nov 18, 2011, 9:53pm

Hey Susan,

Really excited to read your new book. I found you through the Psychology Today, Creativity and Fear of Putting Your Self Out Their. Wanted to thank you for the post. I am creative but shy. Or more reserved, growing up with tall poppy syndrome. I want to start to be bolder, and brave the idea of launching dreams. Like my example of my un-launched blog, Holding me back is my nag with being perceived as under experienced or missing pieces. Any strategies?



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Re: putting your self out there
on: Nov 19, 2011, 12:18am

Hi, Tom, Welcome! I do have two thoughts for you:

One, to recognize that NOT A SINGLE PERSON who puts themselves out there is actually qualified to do so. Seriously, everyone is underexperienced in some important regard, bc the world is so complex now. Also, anything worth doing requires stretching, which inherently involves doing stuff you don't know how to do.

Two, take it in small steps. Set yourself small, reachable goals. Each time you meet one, you'll feel a sense of progress and you'll desensitize yourself to your fear of reaching higher.

And three, let us know how it goes!

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