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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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!
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. 😉
Great video! Addresses what we all face but love to ignore because “what would people think?”
I appreciate your presence.
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!
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.
Indeed April, we can always just make a new decision. Wishing you all the best with your business.
You’re so good at these videos, Stephanie ! And totally agree with your advice 😉
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. 😉
Your point about not being here “to serve everyone” has been a lifelong struggle, professionally and personally. A friend of mine reminded me years ago, for example, when I got my first teaching job in the Netherlands: “Not all your students have to like you.”
Gasp! I had a ping of pain and disappointment at this idea (I know, girl’s got issues) but quickly embraced the wisdom of her words and felt a physical relief, a release of breath and a release of those unrealistic expectations of myself. As you say, this is normal! And I did not die from it. (As expected, not all students liked me, but most did, and isn’t that grand?)
I think you’ll appreciate this episode of the podcast Invisibilia, second half especially, about “disappearing fear” and a guy who went out every day hoping for rejection. http://n.pr/1yiG7s2 I admire his philosophy!
Thank you, Stephanie!
Many thanks for sharing, Mandie. It is tough to make the decision to focus on a specific group. The good news is that you can always add more groups. And another tip, whether someone likes you (or not) it’s not about you – it’s about them. This concept comes from one of my favorite books, The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz. Thank you for the podcast link, I will check it out.