So you're looking to make a career change...
June 21, 2022

EMBRACE FEAR: Why You Shouldn't be Scared of Change, with Cam Calkoen (Inspirational Speaker).

EMBRACE FEAR: Why You Shouldn't be Scared of Change, with Cam Calkoen (Inspirational Speaker).

Do you ever look at someone living a dream job and think, "I wish I had the guts to do something like that"?

You notice people in these dream jobs and think they don't seem particularly intelligent or talented. Deep down, you know if you try it's possible to land a dream job.

You're not happy in your current profession and you've always wanted to change, but you've probably made excuses to avoid the scary part change. That's really the crux of what makes us gaping the nine to five hard. It's fear of the unknown fear of change. Fear of failure.


Cam Calkoen is an inspirational speaker, born with cerebral palsy. Instead of worrying about the way he walked and the way he talked, Cam turned these perceived weaknesses into his biggest strengths, becoming an athletic gold medalist and an inspirational speaker.

IG: @camcalkoen


  1. Why to never let yourself become comfortable in your job.
  2. Why you should always do something that scares you, each and every day.
  3. How to avoid a life of regret.



Based off Tim Ferriss' book, the Four Hour Workweek, write down your fears, not your goals.

  1. Define your nightmare, the absolute worst thing that would happen if you did what you were considering doing. Envisage this and painstaking detail. Would it be the end of your life? How likely do you think this would actually happen?
  2. What steps could you take to repair the damage? If the worst case scenario happened, chances are it's easier than you'd imagine.
  3. What are the outcomes or benefits both temporary and permanent of more probable scenarios. Now that you've defined your worst nightmare. What are the more likely outcomes? How likely is it that you could produce even a moderately good outcome?
  4. If you were fired from your job today, what would you do to keep your finances under control? Or if you quit your job, how hard would it be to go back to your old job or a similar one, if you really had to?
  5. What are you putting off out of fear? Usually what we most fear doing is what we most need to do. As Tim Ferriss' says a person's success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.
  6. What is it costing you financially, emotionally, physically to postpone action. Don't just measure the downside of action, measure the downside of inaction. If you don't do what excites you, where will you be in one, five or ten years. The cost of inaction is the greatest risk of all. You don't want to be one of those people living a life of regret.
  7. What are you waiting for? Measure the cost of inaction, realize the downsides of change are unlikely, and fixable, and develop the most important habit of all - ACTION.

Podcast genre: career change, career transition, work life balance, great resignation.