Don't be afraid

"They can because they think they can."

-Virgil

 

"It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, "Always do what you are afraid to do."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

I do believe part of finding our calling in life is to do what we are most afraid of doing. 

I can remember my first time in front of the camera.  It wasn't even live, it was just recording a standup.  I had to do it at least 15 times, and the worst part was I had a Beattles salute band behind me.  They also had to do their part 15 times.  It was horrible.  They were so nice, but I know they made fun of me that night.  My good friend who was already in TV News was standing there so supportive.  I was never really afraid of doing news, but it can be intimidating until you learn to look the camera right in the eye.

What I did and still do fear at times is doing live standup comedy.  I only have a 15 minute routine right now, but I'm having a blast.  JMD