Take the Shot: Lessons from Deer Hunting on Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Self-Doubt

A few days ago, I was in the woods hunting with my dad.  The weather was cold and the wind chilly; however, I was bundled up in my hunting gear, so I didn’t have to worry about it.  The woods get so peaceful sometimes; there’s plenty of opportunities to just sit, think, and clear your mind.  It’s a great way to start the day.

That day was like any other hunting morning my dad and I had experienced over the past six years.  As usual, I was fighting to stay awake.  It’s amazing how easy it is to just relax and fall asleep while the squirrels hoard up their nuts for the winter, the birds chirp and squawk, and all around you is the beauty of the freshly fallen golden leaves as autumn comes to an end and winter’s chilly hands descend on the earth.

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Tending to the Forest of Entrepreneurship

It’s 11:50pm here as I sit at my desk with a turkey sandwich (mayo only), a slice of cheese (on the side), and a mug of milk (2%).  I just finished watching a couple of great interviews on the subject of being an author and an entrepreneur by Sean Platt and Johnny B. Truant with Joanna Penn as the host.

After watching these interviews, I couldn’t help but think about what I would like to be doing in the coming months and well into next year.  This year has been a year mainly focused on and dedicated to my Bluegrass Guitar Essentials course (soon to be completed and released in a DVD version), with little room for much else besides running the many aspects of my business (website admin., YouTube videos, marketing, Social Media, bookkeeping etc.).

As a result, major burnout and overwhelm has occurred for me, and I plan on taking a totally different direction for myself in 2015.  

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