What’s Your Vulnerable Spot? (When Selling Cookies is Harder than Biking 3500 Miles)

By January 20, 2010 Business, Learning, Mindset No Comments

The hardest thing I’ve done so far is starting a late night cookie delivery business for my local college campus. It was scary too.

I was more scared the morning I posted flyers about our grand opening than I was standing at the start line of the Ironman triathlon at age 18, surrounded by lifetime veterans in their 40’s. Arguably, it was even harder than biking across the U.S.

I guess I am the most vulnerable when I put myself “out there,” for all to see and evaluate. It might just be an introvert thing…You could imagine that, from the extrovert’s perspective,  one might feel more vulnerable achieving something for themselves without social support from their friends and family. Whether it’s more challenging to put yourself “out there”, or to go at it alone toward a personal accomplishment, working in your vulnerable area will make you grow.

What is the hardest thing for you to do, the thing that makes you feel most vulnerable? What if you did it….this year, this month, today, NOW?