Here is an inspiring talk by Merlin Mann about being scared shitless.


In my life I have been scared shitless countless times:

  • about love.
  • about childbirth
  • about raising my kids right
  • about something happening to my kids
  • about not doing enough in this life
  • about moving to Paris when I was only 19
  • about other people’s opinion
  • about presenting my idea to a management committee
  • about my parents getting older
  • about running out of money
  • about all sorts of natural catastrophes happening in this world
  • about being a little claustrophobic
  • about being the only person left in the Universe (I was 10 I think, and couldn’t even get my brain around the thought, but it was scary!)
  • about getting my ideas and projects out there
  • about dying in a plane crash

Fear is one of the biggest blocks in creativity. When we are scared we are usually not very motivated or productive. We procrastinate a lot.

The trick is to keep moving, to create anyway, to Just Do It.

So I thought I’d put the question out to you so that you could make me feel a little better 🙂


Do you want to move beyond that fear? Yes? Then send me an email and tell me about your fear.