Feel the Fear and do it anyway

“I did it – I felt the fear and did it anyway”

Today I stepped into my fear……literally, I spoke to a room full of recruits at the Victorian Police Academy. I opened with “I used to be really scared of the Police… and one of my biggest fears is public speaking”… 

I have been so scared of speaking in front of large groups for as long as I can remember. I have avoided using my voice. I was seen as an Olympic Athlete, which enabled me to hide my voice. The fear of public speaking was unbearable.

Not anymore!! 

Today I am celebrating finding my voice and stepping into my courage of facing the fear and doing it anyway. And the pleasure in doing so feels incredible. In sharing my Olympic journey and the tunnel vision life I lived, I was able to inspire the future Police Officers, and open their awareness surrounding the importance of finding balance in life. 

In doing so I have developed self trust in my ability to handle whatever comes my way. 

Did you know that at the core of all fear is the fear that we cannot handle it? 


– What would you do differently? 

– What actions would you take?

– What dreams would you chase that you have given up on?

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