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I was thinking about how many ideas never meet the light of day. How many books never get written and published? How many companies never get created? How many potential relationships never get the chance to ignite? I can’t even imagine.

Of course there are many reasons for this—fear of failure, fear of success, fear of rejection, fear of the unknown … Yet the common relevance is always fear.

What sort of people publish the books, create the companies, and speak to the strangers on the street? Are these the people of have no fear? I think not. I believe they are, as researcher and storyteller Brene Brown says, the most “wholehearted.” They are the people who take the risks despite the fear they feel. They understand the value of putting yourself out there.

The people who put themselves out there are the ones who have learned that vulnerability and courage are the keys to living a life of which you are proud. {Tweet it!}

These people understand opportunity costs. They get that if they don’t put their ideas and their work out into the world, the world will never benefit from their unique gifts. A perfectly crafted sentence is shit if nobody reads it. So they write the sentence as best they can and then they share it—imperfections and all.

I can’t think of a better group of people to emulate than the wholehearted. Today, I’m taking a lesson from them and officially announcing my new blog. Also, in a few weeks I’ll release my free guide that will help you learn to really love your life and tackle the negative thoughts that create a less than ideal reality.

You can sign up to receive my free guide that is chock full of wisdom from the people I admire most as well as creative exercises that will help you dig deep and breakthrough the things that hold you back. (To sign up just enter your name and email into the blue bar at the top of this page or below in the green box.)