So I learned a valuable lesson this week ... with (to me at least) a painful consequence. And the sad thing is, if I had just followed the advice I had given to someone else, maybe I could have had a different outcome.

The lesson was that we all feel fear and sometimes that fear is associated with taking a leap to go after our dreams ... but we CANNOT let that fear keep us from taking action to pursue those dreams.

Here is how I learned this lesson ... painfully.