AvenueNights | January 1, 2018 - PRESENT
Did you ever have a dream that for some reason or another you found yourself putting on the proverbial shelf? Have you ever been so paralyzed by fear that you found yourself feeling stuck in your professional life and with your head in your hands asking yourself - how did I get here? I did. It was a very scary and eye opening moment in my professional life. But I embraced my searing chemical burning sensation and I was determined to overcome that feeling of stalling. Slowly, I began to change the way I think about the work that I do. I came out of my cave driven and unafraid to start. I became the Master of my own personal trepidations. AvenueNights is just the start. AvenueNights is my declaration to the world that I will NOT go gentle into that good night.
WHAT CHALLENGES DID YOU FACE?
Imagine for a moment - your worst fears come to fruition. Scary right? For me, there were four primary fears that held a death grip on me: 1) You’re too old. 2) You suck. Just stop, quit now and go find something else to do. 3) You should have figured out your purpose by now. Finally, 4) You are irrelevant.
WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM THIS PROJECT?
I put tremendous pressure and expectations on myself for this project. So much so that fear stopped me dead in my tracks. But I learned that I control the start and that no one really cares if I fail or if I succeed. The only person building up these expectations was me. Just knowing and learning those two things relieved a tremendous amount of pressure off myself. I’ve also come to realize that this project is for me and that it’s not for anybody else.