Laura Spragg interviews Susan Sherbert on Life in Purple
I recently did an interview with the energetic Laura Spragg on her podcast Life in Purple. And Laura goes above and beyond because not only does she do a fantastic interview but she then follows it up with a summary on her blog. Here is Laura’s take on our interview…
Fearless or Fearful?
Have you ever wished that you could be a kid again? Do you remember ever being fearless?? What was it, that caused you to start doubting yourself in the first place? These are questions that have been going through my mind since Thursday’s episode with Susan Sherbert. She believes that we all should get back to child like thinking… the “I can do anything…” thinking. Susan is the best selling author of “A White Hat and Rose Colored Glasses.” She believes that when you bring back your imagination, creativity and fearless way of thinking then your stubborn resistance and fears melt away making room for dreams, passion, and success.
The ideal age of “thinking like a child” is four years old. It just so happens that I have a four year old living in my house, so I totally get what Susan means when she says “think like a child.” As I observe the behavior of my four year old, I see the “fearless mindset” she talks about. My son, has huge dreams and passion and he certainly thinks he is successful; and really, nothing seems to stop him from getting what he wants, even if he is told no. I may be frustrated with him, but the question might be how do I harbor this gift to hone in on how fearless he is with his dreams and passion?
As I was interviewing Susan, I asked her what she thought were the most common fears that hold us back from success? Her reply was that there were mainly three fears that hold us back.
Fear of Failure
Fear of What other people think about us
Fear of Change
“It’s really about the resistance that people have to all three that cause the fear,” She stated. Now, I’m asking myself, “What is it that I fear?” I definitely can relate to all three mentioned. I think the biggest fear that I face, is FEAR OF CHANGE. Even if it is the good kind of change. I think she’s definitely right about the resistance. If we can ask ourselves why we fear something and can get to the root of the matter, than we can conquer that fear. By the way, Did you all know that fear is a learned behavior?
During our interview, the words, “BE AWARE” kept resonating with me. Read more…