SUCCESS and the emotional roller coaster that comes with it

I am equal parts excited and infuriated with myself.

For too long I made excuses. For too long I let others project their fears on me. For too long I believed I wasn’t good enough. For too long I was victim to analysis paralysis. For too long I let doubt and fear and insecurities hold me back.

Today corroborates a valuable life lesson that Eleanor Roosevelt so eloquently summarized into two quotes:

Quote 1: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”

Quote 2: “You must do the things you think you cannot do”

After YEARS of always wanting too, I finally started a blog in June,

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I started it for no other reason than I had always really wanted to. No goal of fame. No desire to make it my living. (Although, not opposed to it either! lol)

I had never considered myself an epic writer. I had no followers or tribe in my corner. Just a passion for the event industry and a desire to share.

Today I learned that my humble little blog is up for its first award. An article I wrote on event technology, is one of 6 finalists for the Digital Talent Award by RightBrains , a group dedicated to inspiring, developing, and connecting women with a passion for digital technology.

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This recognition means more to me than the iPhone7 prize and a fancy title. (Although again, not opposed to either! wink*)

The lesson here is on the action taken, more than the result…

I am being rewarded for going beyond my fear, for believing in myself, and for FINALLY taking action.

On this eve of Halloween, I ask you, what is it you are scared of?

What action could you be taking? And in the spirit of RightBrains …is there a technology that could help you get there faster!!??

Wish me luck tomorrow.

Eventfully, Angela

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A Chicago native, Angela is a self-proclaimed event-geek and celebrator of everything. E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G! She currently resides with her husband and 3 kids in the Atlanta, Georgia area and has been the Sr. Meeting and Event Planner for Ingersoll Rand, a global Industrial Company, since 2009. She recently debuted her blog, Eventfully Angela, writing about industry tips and the overall musings of her eventfully crazy life as an event planner and beyond. She can also be found sharing event industry eye-candy on Instagram @eventfullyangela. Thoughts and views shared are her own.