I was recently introduced to Dr. Brene Brown, who is an academic professor, a mother, a wife and an all round honest woman who tells it like it is. I saw her on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday and I just fell in love with her spirit, and then I had to buy her new book Daring Greatly. I’m about 100 pages in, and I’m learning so much about myself and understanding my own psychology. It’s hard to peel back the layers and expose the parts of you that need work and refinement, but it needs to be done in order to grow and become a better version of yourself.

For those of you who are not familiar with me and my work, I am most comfortable on stage speaking to a group of people. The bigger the better! Most people would cringe at this prospect and rather die. However, what you may not know about me is that one-on-one, I’m deathly shy with people I don’t know. This is a complete oxy moron, I know, but it’s true, so since reading Daring Greatly, my personal mission, is to put myself in positions where I am forced to be vulnerable, where I may be rejected, where I may be embarrassed, where I am most uncomfortable.

To live a full life, without limits or regrets, we need to push our own boundaries. The walls that we think are protecting us, are actually depriving us from experiencing every nuance of life. So next time you’re safely tucked away behind your wall, why not peek around the corner and then take one big step out. I dare you to be great!