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Month: September 2016

Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself...

By Victoria Varley
September 29, 2016 Category: General

By Victoria Varley, Vice President of RD for Diversified Brands at Sherwin Williams Growing up my Grandmother often referenced this line from FDRs first inaugural speech. Little did I know back then that I would look to this phrase as one of the core reasons I have achieved all that I have in both my career and family life. Today it is still a key factor for me in overcoming obstacles and driving change. I grew up in a steel town and attended a small high school during the 80s. I was book smart achieving a 4.0 GPA, yet quite nave and terrified about the world outside of my home and geographical area. I wanted to go to college, I would be the first generation in my family to do so, but there was not a good option to commute and I did not think I could manage alone without my family. I spent weeks stressing over the decision and making up stories in my head about the 4 years that were in front of me. After wearing myself down, I made the decision that I was not going to go to school

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