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When I first started working at @mindvalley, I was a total perfectionist. ⁠

I kept to myself and was terrified of trying new things because…⁠

“What if I get it wrong?” 😟⁠

“What if I look stupid?” 😨⁠

“What if all my AMAZINGLY BRILLIANT colleagues look at me and think I have no idea what I’m doing?” 😰⁠


I really wanted to grow within the company. So even though I was terrified of failing and looking stupid…⁠

👏 I started speaking up more…⁠

👏 I started noticing where I could fill in gaps and needs…⁠

👏 I started to say “yes” to new projects and challenges…⁠

And that’s when I realized…⁠

“Ready” is not a feeling 🚫⁠

✅ It’s a DECISION. ⁠

The more things I said yes to…⁠

The more I learned, the better I got, and the more I grew within the company. ⁠

I started working at the company as a customer support intern, and by the time I left (3.5 years later)… ⁠

I was the Creative Director 💥⁠

And that would NOT have happened if I hadn’t been willing to venture outside of my comfort zone and try new things. ⁠


Instead of asking yourself: “why me?”⁠

Ask yourself: “why not me?”⁠

Remember… ⏬⁠

You will never “feel ready” – so just go for it! ⁠

I’m rooting for you!!! 🎉⁠

What’s something you’re going to say YES to today? Comment below and let me know!

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301: Ryan Berman on the Importance of Courageous Ideas 01/26 by Columbia Sports Management [Video]

Joe sits down with Ryan Berman, founder of Courageous, an agency that focuses on creative and courageous marketing. He shares how he got his start in advertising and what is was like to watch the industry change around him. He explains why he left New York for San Diego to become an entrepreneur and pursue his belief in courageous ideas. Berman explains why he fired himself from the first company he started and how that led to him writing his book, Return On Courage: A Business Playbook For Change. Berman shares his tips for bringing a more creative mindset to risk-averse companies and the overall importance of being courageous. He also discusses why he started his nonprofit called Sock Problems. The CUSP Show is a production by the faculty of Sports Management at Columbia University. You can get in touch with the program on Twitter @CU_SPS_Sports. The CUSP Show is hosted by Joe Favorito (@Joefav) and Tom Richardson (@ConvergenceTR). The show is produced by Matt Hornick ‘23 (@MNHornick), and Cindy Li ‘23 (@cindyliiiii), with Rashad Hyacenth ‘23 and Marco Vonderheide ‘23 managing social media efforts. Links: Website: LinkedIn: Sock Problems: