I’ve learned that fear (or concern, worry, anxiety, etc.) and excitement (or eagerness, fulfillment, joy, etc.) can often co-exist for the same event or circumstances at the same time. I try to leave room for both experiences to be true at the same time.
Leadership advice: Identify gaps or needs that you can help solve for and keep your focus there, rather than wasting energy on things you cannot control.
The delight when I discover a miscommunicated detail or unexpected dependency is like a treasure hunt, and asking the right question to the right person is the only way to get the next clue!
No one wants to give (or attend) a presentation that inspires zero action. Thanks to Arthur Schwartz, we can do better!
In 2017, I made a switch to a new job, expanded my scope of learning, and began focusing on increasing my presentation experience.
STC San Diego collaborates with SD/PEN every year to host a fall workshop. I think they keep getting better every year and this year’s workshop to Kickstart Your Home-Based Writing and Editing Business was my favorite by far.