Even though I have a day job, I have been working a lot of hours with my evening job lately. What I have discovered is that I am flowing in my creative passion of empowering, creating, building, and writing.

This sounds all good but there was a time where I allowed life to just happen rather than operate in my power to be and create what I wanted for my life.

In order to live the life you want, you must first recognize that you are powerful enough to create it.

The most common thread of what hold people back that desire success in anything is fear. News flash, it is not the absence of fear, it is overcoming fear to get to your destination.

Here are 4 ways to overcome your fears:

1. Identify it. Identify the fear that is holding you back. Is it fear of public speaking, fear of closed in spaces, fear of spiders, fear of greatness?

2. Find the underlying cause. Fear has a beginning. When, where, and how did it start?

3. Think and write the truth. If your fear is public speaking, the truth is that you are an effective communicator and people want to hear what you have to say.

4. Dis-empower and Dis-engage fear. This one is easy if you completed steps 1-3. Speak the truth to yourself (step 3) every time the untruth comes back up.

If I had not learn to identify the fear that held me bound, engage in soul searching, and truth seeking then I would have not been able to now be writing blogs to help others walk in their power.