Curiosity Killed the Cat

Curiosity killed the cat is a messed up expression. Curiosity educated the cat. Too much hand sanitizer is what killed the cat.

Yesterday, I was filling my brain up with an extra healthy serving of entrepreneurial wisdom from Marie Forleo. In one of her Q&A Tuesday posts, she spouts some vital (yes, vital) info on fear, how we as a society are programmed to reject fear and how fear doesn’t have to be a roadblock but rather a tool.

Real talk: Fear is an entrepreneurial power-tool. Fear (entrepreneurially speaking) is beautiful. Fear is the most obnoxious sign pointing in the direction we should be going. Society views fear as an obstacle. But actually, it’s a kick in the ass. It grabs our head and turns it in the direction we should be going. I’m slowly (sloooowly) learning to embrace fear. Tomorrow morning I’m going in for a job interview with an amazing company for Web design. I always get nervous for job interviews (especially since they’re so few and far between). But I’m channeling that energy into calculated, confident energy.

Check out this video on using fear as an advantage: http://marieforleo.com/2011/04/fear-advantage-cool-brain-trick/

In an attempt to further transition from dealing with fear to using it, I have two books in queue, both by Steven Pressfield: The War of Art and Do the Work.

Check out this interview with the author: http://marieforleo.com/2011/04/1-book-planet-entrepreneurs-creators/

Happy entrepreneuring!

Update: The interview went stupendously 🙂 Wish me luck!

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2 Responses to “Curiosity Killed the Cat”
  1. Sondra says:

    Ah! I love that you linked to Marie Forleo; her advice is amazing and always so helpful! Also, I totally needed to hear that bit on working with fear. Thanks for sharing–I’d somehow missed that video!

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