As far as news of You’re Amazing, our tech guru, Shane, is working on ads for Facebook and Amazon. We are extremely happy that finally we are going to have some ads. My conversation with Shari and Jann Simmons on their Which Way? podcast is going to be aired on this Friday, January 10, 2020. This is the first of the podcasts that I have been on to be aired and we are quite excited. So, check it out. I think you’ll really enjoy the show and at the same time find it a wonderful podcast which has a lot of information that you can use to help the friends and loved ones in your life. We don’t have the link to the show yet, we will let you know next week.

Now for this week’s story:

It’s a brand-new year. It’s a time of new beginnings. It’s a time where many of us set goals to achieve something we haven’t tried before. Trying something new is always a nerve-wracking experience. The unknown is always scary. We start to doubt ourselves and set up road blocks. We tell ourselves that the great achievers in history weren’t scared of the unknown. They didn’t doubt themselves. They just kept forging forward.

I’m here to tell you au contraire. These great achievers had plenty of doubt and there were times when they were scared to death thinking their endeavor was never going to work.

Michelangelo, the magnificent artist who painted the Sistine Chapel, used to tell people he didn’t know why he was chosen to paint the ceiling of the Chapel because he was no painter.

Christopher Columbus was considered by many to be the biggest fool that ever lived. Before he received the three ships and the money needed for him to even try to make his dream come true, he and his family were starving and he was constantly doubting himself.

Abraham Lincoln was also considered to be a fool. He was considered to be one of the biggest idiots who ever lived. He suffered with depression. You better believe he doubted his ability to achieve his goals over and over for years.

So, as you set out on this new year going after your dreams and you start running into the self-doubt, the frustration that comes with trying to become more than you are right now, always remember you’re in good company. Keep trying. Keep flying. You’re Amazing And I’ll Prove It!

If you know of someone who is struggling with their self-esteem, You’re Amazing And I’ll Prove It! would be a wonderful gift. It is helping people of all ages to discover how incredible they are. It is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. I also teach You’re Amazing classes. If you would like me to teach a class or if you know of a group that the class would help, please email me at Working together, the future is going to be magnificent.

As always, I welcome your comments and stories. If you would like to follow my blog, please click on the plus (+) sign in the upper left-hand corner of this page. See you next week!

Neal G. Brownell



Twitter:  @NealGBrownell

Guest on – The Hollis Chapman Show

                  Be Awesome Podcast with Dr. Kristina Hallett (air date TBD)                                           

                  Heroes Like You Podcast with Joe Belliston (air date TBD)

                  Let’s Live! with Thurman Greco – Woodstock, NY cable TV

                  Beyond Risk and Back with Aaron Huey (air date TBD)

                 Which Way? with Shari and Jann Simmons (air date Friday 1/10/20)     

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