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August “BE”: Be Fearless

Every month, founder Susan Vernicek writes a new “BE” article! This month’s topic is about embracing your fear and following your gut. Be Fearless.

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Being Fearless (or working through the fear) is one thing I can appreciate about my personality because I like to take risks and achieve in life. I love a natural rush and natural high when taking risks and breaking through that fear. I will take on just about anything for the most part, except anything that has to do with snakes, I hate snakes and the feeling I have towards snakes goes beyond the feeling of fear. Many think I don’t have fears, but I have lots of fears, and just last week I had the fear of failure.

My body got all warm, and then I started to sweat a little and all these thoughts kept going off in my head. I know I’m not alone and I know that this was a mild case, but I felt the fear and pushed through it. Fear is part of our Identity, but I believe we can’t let it control our Identity’s. We have to face fear, embrace it and come out stronger in the end.

I know, you’re asking, what the heck are you talking about already…well, If you haven’t heard, we just launched our first Identity Five – Scratching the Surface show on Monday.  I almost pulled the plugged and was going to wait one more month to launch because I had the fear of failure. I thought to myself, what if they don’t enjoy it as much as I enjoy the show? What if they don’t get the message that I get from my guests, who’s even around in July to watch this, and what if they simply hate it?

So here area a few things I did to move through the fear and be fearless:

1. Slap: I slapped myself in the face, well cheek but face sounds better ha-ha. This woke me up a bit and straightened me out and slapped the fear right out.

2. Reflect: I closed my eyes for a few seconds to calm down. I used this to listen to my gut and to focus back on the reasons why I wanted to launch the show and connected to the feelings of inspiration, motivation, and validation that I received from the interviews myself.

3. Let Go:I simply let go of the fear. I shrugged my shoulders and thought “you will inspire those who want and are meant to be inspired now and because you have nothing to lose.”

So there you have it; short, sweet, and 3 simple ways to be fearless. Here are what our viewers are saying about the show:

“Um, O.k. THAT was AWESOME!  So professional, so inspiring, and your guest was a hoot!  I really, really enjoyed this” – Beth

“Loved the interview. I love her enthusiasm. Jennifer reminded me to accept the bad as a lesson and be thankful of them so you can move on and accept the good more graciously. Best of luck and I can not wait for the next Scratching the Surface show!” – Patty “

Very cool idea, very clever execution–in a car! But it works. Love your questions. They give listeners some great ideas about what NOT to worry about. It’s all about self acceptance, gratitude, being grounded and learning from what life dishes up for you.”- Ellen  

What’s new in Identity:


Weekly: Every week, Identity releases 3-4 new articles!

Monthly: Every month I write my “BE” blog. Which is short for “Beautiful Everyday”. My articles are on my experiences, stories, etc. Also monthly is a new Most Wanted Product. After reviewing products and accepting that they are cool, fun, different, inspiring, etc., they are allowed to be featured in our Identity’s Most Wanted section. Check them out!

Quarterly: We initially started as a quarterly online magazine, so we kept our Q&A Expert section, Faithful Features section and our Horoscopes to be quarterly.  So every June 1st, Sept 1st, Dec. 1st and March 1st, these features will be new! Feel Beautiful Everyday!™

Susan Vernicek – Founder & CEO
Helping Women Get All A’s in the Game of Life – Accept. Appreciate. Achieve.™










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Identity is a National online magazine that empowers women to Accept. Appreciate. Achieve.™ Through a hand-selected team of writers and expert Q & A columns, our mission is to empower women to get all A’s in the game of life by accepting, appreciating, and achieving. We believe that once you accept a situation or circumstance and show gratitude and appreciation for what you currently have, it is then that you can achieve at a greater level within yourself and your life.

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