Jul 5, 2024

165: How to Overcome Personal Fears, Heather Penny

We all go through transition times in our lives.

Personal transition is hard. You’ve probably heard me say that 75% of owners express regrets one year after selling. I’m on a mission to break the cycle.

What do we fear in times of transition?

How do we develop a vision for ourselves beyond today?

When it comes to business transition, the identity we have – business owner, CEO, leader, family member, all play a part.




Heather Penny is the author of “The Life You’re Made For” and “Grace Space.” She works with business leaders on ways to embrace change. How can we anticipate life changes and take hold of them, embrace them, so they don’t control us?


I invited Heather to the show to talk about transitions in life and business. What do we fear in times of transition?

Again, it’s probably back to our identity. All play a part about how we feel about our future. By anticipating changes, taking hold of change, and embracing it, you’re controlling your destiny rather than watching and waiting…and maybe regretting.

Enjoy this Succession Stories episode about overcoming personal fears in business transition with Heather Penny.


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