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Replace Fear with Courage in 2016

Replace Fear with Courage

Courage is often thought of as physical bravery, the ability to forge on through difficult or near impossible situations no matter what may lay in our path. While this is an essential type of courage to have, there is another type that effects our day-to-day lives and shapes our futures. Mark Twain described this courage best when he wrote, “courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.”

This year, Data Nerds will be our third “startup” venture, and the fear of failure is a constant battle. Chris Heivly reminds us in his book Build The Fort that, “Fear of failure is the mother of all fears.”, so in 2016, we have a goal to accept fear and face it with courage. Courage allows us to take risks, move forward with a daunting task, dream and achieve the impossible.

As an entrepreneur and opportunistic marketer my personal focus in 2016 will be to enter all new situations with courage.

This includes:

  • The courage to help others succeed.
  • The courage to be believe the unbelievable.
  • The courage to say, “no”.
  • The courage to praise other’s for their accomplishments.
  • The courage to stand up for your beliefs.
  • The courage to ask for help.
  • The courage to listen and learn from others.
  • The courage to be present and attentive at all times.
  • The courage to apologize.

So, my question to you is, will you replace fear with courage in 2016? We would love to hear what your biggest hurdles will be for this year, whether they are business related or personal. Please feel free to leave a comment below or if you’d like to get in touch with me directly, email

We look forward to starting an encouraging conversation to get everyone’s new year headed in the right direction!



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In 2010 I became infatuated with pay-per-click (PPC) marketing, in 2012 I decided to quit my job and joined the “Entrepreneur Club”. Fast forward a couple years and now we have Data Nerds. We specialize in internet marketing, growth hacking, direct response, web development and design. We are always hiring geeks to join our team in Kelowna, BC. Email me at

19 comments on “Replace Fear with Courage in 2016

  1. Amen to that!! I definitely need to work on the courage to start saying no and asking for help when I’m overwhelmed at home. Love it!

  2. Fear is what hinders us from moving forward and doing what we would love to do to become better. If we replace that or at least try our best to face our fears, that will be awesome!

  3. I believe I have become more courageous over the past 2 years and I will continue on that path for 2016, thanks for sharing this reminder.

  4. Love this! I sure hope to replace fear with courage this year; personally as we proceed with IVF fertility treatments, and that I will get my blog to be a more focused representation of myself. Wishing you much courage in 2016!!

  5. This is a great list of your focuses this year. I will be replacing fear with courage this year in both my career and personal life this year. I believe our biggest fears come from the unknowns in our life. Thanks for sharing.

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