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Am I Ready for This?

Gearing up for the work world again (Candace)

I’m sitting at our hilltop swimming pool, watching the frangipani blooms and the outriggers on the water, and filling up my call calendar for the week of October 31st. And while I can feel my heart going pitter patter at the excitement of being back in action again, an oh so small piece of me is whispering, “Are you sure you are ready for all of this again?”

I love business. I mean, I live for it. I get so passionate about strategy and finding new ways to make big impact on the world. It gives me an adrenaline rush.

And most of the time, I think I’m really good at it. I love to start things that have never been done before. I enjoy taking on the big challenges and seeking out new solutions. I love getting a job description that I have been tasked to write because no one has ever had the job before. This is all I’ve done for the past 10 years.

So I should be used to it, right?

Well today, I’m feeling just a tinge of self-doubt. Am I ready for this? Can I deliver? Can I take on this new team that is thirsty for leadership and serve their needs?

I’m human. And I’m a bit intimidated.

But I’m loving every second of this feeling.