That feeling in your stomach. The uncomfortable, paralyzing rush. The emotion that builds a barrier for all of us. A very long time ago, my very wise older brother once said to me that fear is his favorite emotion. I never understood it then but I get it now. It consumes you and halts you for many actions you may wish to act on or it can be the recipe for growth.
Recently, I decided to quit my job at Everlast to pursue the next big step in my career: freelance. Funny thing about it is that I primarily freelanced before working a full-time job at Everlast. This time, it is different. I feel more confident, more focused, and more fearful. Mostly because I am ready to start my name as a brand and willing to welcome growth through the fear of leaving my comfort zone. My skill set has grown much more since my last freelance gig. I don’t know where it will take me but uncertainty terrifies me and freelance is full of that.