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Running the Gauntlet by Jim Eber, Jeffrey W. Hayzlett

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Chapter 3Fear stops most people. Change agents welcome it. Get past your fear. Act with confidence and be willing to be a beginner.

A lot of people think that my Sioux Falls address and awesome cowboy boots mean I’ve been a cowboy all my life. Let me shatter that image right now: I am not a cowboy. I wasn’t one when I was growing up, and I never wanted to be one. I grew up on military bases (my dad was in the Air Force), not the plains, and while I live in South Dakota now, I do not live on a ranch. I like Westerns, but I prefer war movies. I always wanted a horse; I just never had the money to buy and keep one. And when I got to my forties and finally could afford one, I’d love to tell you I knew instinctively what to do. I’d love to, but I’d ...

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