Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A Best of Barry: Fear the right stuff

Originally posted FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009

In business, it's easy to be afraid of what the customer might think or what the boss might think or how you look to your fellow employees.

But if we need to be fearful of anything (other than fear itself), we need to fear:

Not doing what we believe is right
Not taking complete responsibility or ownership
Not being honest and vulnerable
Not taking action
If we have to feel fear, the other stuff, such as how you look or appear to others, shouldn't even be a thought. Fear the right stuff.

Barry LaBov
LaBov and Beyond


  1. I really enjoy these Best of Barry LaBov entries, as they really capture a truly well thought out idea! People around the office can get SO wrapped up in proverbial "what-if" type of situations, or constantly worry about how this or that person looks at them. It's really refreshing to see someone put this type of situation in the spotlight, and give people the point by point on what they should and should not be concerning themselves with. There are many who I would love to show this entry to. Thanks for the insight, Barry!

  2. Thanks. Why worry about-if when there are black and white things we know we should be doing? I appreciate your insight.