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Facing fears – open the email

Due to Christmas, illness, and visitors, I have not looked at my email in a week. I am afraid to open it. My gut tells me that it will take me days to catch up and that it will be litered with angry emails wondering where I have been. Honest answers and no overcommitments is the trick to facing these fears. What is the true source of the fear? Opening the email? No. Reading a disparaging email? Perhaps a little. My feelings do get hurt but that’s not really it. Losing a client? Somewhat. I really don’t need to be losing clients. Letting people down? Definitely. I can’t stand not pleasing everyone. Having to face that perhaps I made bad choices in not forcing myself to type between stomach purges and family needs? Yes! That would admit weakness!

Moving on…

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