CHAPTER 4Mastering Fear

Fundamentally the world is uncertain. Decisions are about the future and your place in the future when the future is uncertain. So what is the key thing you can do to prepare for that uncertainty? You can have the right people with you.

—Jim Collins

What Do You Reach For?

I hope by now you are convinced that when you are afraid, reaching for support is a good—a very good—idea. Taking action, however, is always more challenging than knowing that something is true. If you are old enough to be reading this book, I imagine that by now you have already discovered some reason to ignore, question, or challenge everything I have said about reaching for support. It’s likely that at some point in your life someone has betrayed you ...

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