Is This Four Letter Word Hurting Your Business?

by Stephanie Ward on January 21, 2011 · 10 comments

in Articles, Blog, Business Mistakes, Clarity, Fear, Measuring

As business owners, sometimes we get stuck and don’t take action because of fear.

Watch this short video to discover how you can get over the fears that you may have and move forward with your business today.

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For more on this topic be sure to check out my post How to Overcome This Four Letter Word in Business.

How do you overcome fear? Share your thoughts and questions about this topic in the comments section below.

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1 Jim Bowes January 21, 2011 at 10:47 am

Dear Stephanie,

Another great piece of advice to start my day with. Fear is something I often face though I think it is not really that I am afraid but it can be an excuse not to do things I know I need to do.

I can not wait to be afraid of success! This is the kind of fear I would welcome.

I have also found that I am afraid of things I am not good at. This is where a great partner comes in as I can take over things that may be his fear and I can give him things to do that I fear but that he enjoys. This has been key to our growing and why my partner is the most valuable part of my business to me and I think vise versa.

Thanks for investing your time and energy to make my business more successful!

Warm regards,
Jim Bowes

2 Stephanie Ward January 21, 2011 at 10:57 am

Great insight Jim! Indeed, fear can be an excuse not to do something. And fear of doing things we’re not good at doing is another one. Fabulous that you have a partner that compliments you and you can share the work. I appreciate your warm words and wish you continued success. 😉

3 Colleen January 21, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Great video! Addresses what we all face but love to ignore because “what would people think?”
I appreciate your presence.


4 Stephanie Ward January 21, 2011 at 3:18 pm

So true Colleen! Standing for what you believe and paying attention to what ‘you’ think about what you do is much more powerful than worrying about what ‘other people think’ – cheers to you!

5 April Bettinger January 23, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Stephanie, Thank you for sharing some great insights. I have just started a new business and can relate on both levels – fear of failure and fear of success. It is a scary thing to make a decision and think “what if this doesn’t work” …. I enjoyed your advice that reminds me to simply make a new decision and adjust course.

April Bettinger

6 Stephanie Ward January 24, 2011 at 9:56 am

Indeed April, we can always just make a new decision. Wishing you all the best with your business.

7 Sarah December 13, 2012 at 1:26 pm

You’re so good at these videos, Stephanie ! And totally agree with your advice 😉

8 Stephanie Ward December 13, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Thank you so much Sarah, that means a lot to me! Glad you agree, I think we feel the same about quite a few things. 😉

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