Let’s face it — your life is good — but not great. So — are you ready to make the shift from good to great? Call Amy.


It doesn’t matter why.

Because you’re scared.

And it’s keeping you up at night.

Or at least it’s waking you up once you’ve gone to bed.

And you vow to change it up — tomorrow.

But tomorrow never comes.

So let’s face it — now.

How to face it.

Because the only way to face it is —

Stop running from it.

Just stop.


Because until you answer this question, you’re just running.

What’s the question?

Just say it.

“What am I afraid of?”

Because until you ask — and answer — that question, you’re just spinning your wheels.

First, look at good.

Could it be that life is too good — and it’s scaring you?

If this is true for you, you’re not alone.

Most smart, creative men struggle with this deceptively powerful problem.

Life is just too easy.

In fact, your life is far better than most.

So why rock the boat?

Then, think next.

But you know the answer to that question, don’t you?

Because you’re creative, you know that life could be better.

And — what you want is actually a step higher —

You want great.

But good is the enemy of great.

Who said that?

Jim Collins, author of the book, Good to Great.

So call Amy.

Amy is your amygdala

That part of your brain that recognizes fear.

But how do you call Amy?

Is there a phone number to get to the fear center of your brain?


Instead, you need to write.

You can use a computer, a tablet, or the simple and elegant pen and paper.

And just write yourself a question.

And answer the question:

“What am I afraid of?”

And then contact someone else.

Once you’ve asked and answered that question, share your answer with someone you trust.

It could be your best friend.

Or it could be your partner.

You could even find yourself a coach or someone neutral to be accountable to.

In fact, if you’d like to talk about the fear that stands between your good and your great, feel free to contact me at mark@marknewtonpdx.com.

I’ll know what you’re talking about.

It’s now weird.

In fact, it’s the least weird thing I can think of.