Crash bang! smash.... shattered glass
That was the sound of another broken louvre from mum & dads treasured outside laundry.
What they didn't know my ten-year-old self wanted to have fun.
My best attempt at emulating my cricket idols Chappell, Hughes & Border somehow failed.
Knowing my dad would be disappointed with me over the collateral damage.
I ran like the wind.
Here's the thing.
Being scared of my dad from a young age led me to always being shy to speak up to people.
As I grew older, I learnt to shake that fear of communication right off my shoulders like water off a duck's back.
No doubt working in a face to face roles with John Q. Public helped my cause.
It's no surprise as my confidence grew so did my communication skills.
It took me a while to figure out my purpose in life, but I'm so glad now I broke those louvres.
Now I'm a direct response copywriter.
How about you?
What's your childhood fear that you turned into a career?