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Sink, Swim and Explore - Fish Out of Water or Puppy in the Lake-

Do you ever feel like a fish out of water when you try new things? Well, this is more than trying new things for me and I feel like a curious baby pup jumping into a large lake for the first time. I'm diving in head first and it's either sink or swim. This is my first book, my first real attempt at a blog, my first cold call to set up a presentation for my book. It's all about to take effect and it's starting to make my stomach turn.

I know deep down that this creation is an innovative tool. But it's just nerve racking at the thought of all the people I will meet, the press and media encounters, the questions from readers. I'm excited and nervous all at the same time. I'm ready for success and afraid all at the same time... I'm afraid of messing something up- Maybe I will say the wrong thing to a reporter; or maybe I have something in the book that will cause people to hate me. I know you can't please everyone, and I expect ridicule as I've already seen it from the DJ and Radio world. I guess it's just fear of the unknown and feeling like that baby pup that has to "sink or swim."

I only hope that I'm being a good example to my children and showing them that they really CAN do anything they want as long as they believe in themselves, work hard and see a project through all the way to the end. My papa always said "To Thine Own Self Be True." So that's what I'm gonna do- be true to myself. Ready or not... Love it or leave it - Either way, here I come; and I'm gonna ride it till the wheels fall off.

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