Let's talk about fear today, shall we? What is fear? According to dictionary.com, fear is:
a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
Woah, doesn't that hit you like a ton of bricks? What fear are you experiencing right now in your business? What is scaring the bejesus out of you that you can't seem to push past?
As you know, the life of an entrepreneur is not a walk in the park. It takes hard work, determination, perseverance and let's be honest, some brass ovaries. We are faced with situations and circumstances daily that challenge us within our lives and in our business. I'm sure you can think of a few situations right now that cover both, right?
I want to tell you that we all have fears, we all have to find the courage to face our fears and push through them. It's not easy, but it's worth it! My client Rachel, says, "What you fear the most is often what you must do". How true is that, right?
We know that deep down, what we are feeling fearful of is what will propel us in the direction of our dreams. But why don't we push past it? Why don't we, as Nike says, "Just do it!"? The reason is simply that we let these fears take up a permanent residence in our minds. We believe the stories that we're telling ourselves. These limiting beliefs that are holding us back from greatness are taking over our power to succeed. Not anymore! YOU are a courageous lady entrepreneur that laughs in the face of fear! TODAY, fear will no longer hold you back. Today, fear is getting its eviction notice and you're going to serve him its papers!
In my Mary Kay days, I remember during a speech that someone said that FEAR is: False Evidence Appearing Real. Well, golly, isn't that the truth? What is fear telling you? Perhaps it sounds something like this:
- You're not good enough!
- No one will want to buy from you.
- You're a fraud!
- You're no expert.
- You don't have what it takes to succeed!
- Who are you to be making money and living the life of your dreams?
Do any of these sound familiar? I know they do for me. Let me let you in on a little secret, one way to kick these limiting beliefs or these fears to the curb is to start by asking yourself a simple question. - Is that really true? From there, ask yourself these questions:
- Do I have all the facts to support my fear statement? No - Then it's not true!
- If this thought didn't exist, how would that make me feel?
- What 3 things could do right now if this thought didn't exist?
You have all the answers inside of you. Unfortunately, you have these subconscious barriers blocking you from hearing what you already know. Once you acknowledge and accept the fact that these statements are NOT true, you can work your way through them. You do NOT need to live in FEAR. Fear are lies that you're telling yourself that are limiting your success. It ends today!
Comment below and let me know, what fear(s) you have that you are you experiencing right now? Let's talk it out and get you on the right track towards your goals!