re: Poker & Too scared to move up, need advice!
Scared money is the only real difference you will encounter all the way up the buy-in ladder. If you are beating the 2nl game at 15bb/100, you own that game. It is harder to beat 2nl than it will be to beat 5nl or higher. But not if you are playing scared.
So from this point on, try this experiment;
You take your $500 br and keep building it via the 2nl game, and use those profits for moving up. But you must learn how to be totally non committed to that money, and instead be totally committed to you game.
A good player will play a high BI game with the same mental attitude as someone playing play money, i.e. the money doesn't matter.