Recently I had the privilege to interview my business coach Robert Gillette. Though he is not necessarily a full-time business coach, he’s just been through some rough experiences and has a lot of wisdom to provide.

He shared with me an experience he had that lead to a moment of courage. A moment worth sharing on this show.

It was Fall 2011 when Robert had been out of work for a couple of years after being laid off. At this point he was looking to grow his free-lance photography business. That’s when an opportunity presented itself. This opportunity led to a moment where embracing fear was necessary for growth in self-confidence.

In this episode:

  • Story of Courage by guest Robert Gillette (Samuel’s coach)
  • Moving from desperation to courage
  • Facing doubt and embracing fear
  • Circle of Influence


Circle of Influence

The things you can address are inside the circle of influence. There is no fear inside the circle, only what you can control. If you focus on the fears outside of the circle that’s when you begin to get consumed by fear. As you grow in your ability to control, your circle of influence grows and continues to push out fear.

As you push your limits you can begin to touch fear. It’s only when embracing fear do you begin to expand.

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Samuel Hatton is a fellow seeker of courage & confidence. He works with all types of career professionals & individuals to build confidence, set goals, change habits, and be accountable to their higher self. Full-time, he builds lead generation marketing engines in the IT services industry. Contact Samuel

Weston Pokorny is a modern day renaissance man. He does most anything that involves working with organizing spaces: home office design, custom backyard landscaping, carpentry, handyman, and general contracting. He love helping others gain clarity around stuff. (bio updated 2021) Contact Weston


  1. April Hatton

    Really enjoyed this podcast. The transparency was encouraging. It’s refreshing to hear people tell real stories, sharing about the difficulties and the process. Thank you for sharing!

    • Samuel Hatton

      Thanks for your feedback. Robert was great huh?

  2. Mary Gardner

    Thank you for sharing what you went through. I appreciate what
    you said about not running from fear but concentrate on what
    you can do.


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