The F Word that is Holding Your Business Back from Greatness!
Fear … it’s ONE thing that can seriously impact on our business and our personal health and wellbeing.
Fear comes in many forms … fear of failure, fear of success, fear of rejection, fear of being judged, fear of humiliation… fear of just about anything.
And then there are specific fears (linked to the above) like fear of flying, fear of the unknown, fear of cockroaches, fear of public speaking.
My own experience with Fear includes a few of these! In this week’s video I talk candidly about a specific fear that paralysed my personal and business growth for many years … a fear that literally made me physically sick (throwing up, shaking, sweating and visible rash) … not pretty!
I DID overcome that fear. In fact I now actively seek out the very activity that used to make me SO unwell and scared.
Watch the video above to find out what it was and how I overcome it.
I’m also really excited to share the story of this weeks inspiring guest blogger, Debbie Rossi, where she talks about Feeling the Fear and Doing It Anyway by using specific tactics.
Debbie is author of “Beyond the Schoolyard” – a must read for anyone who has experienced schoolyard bullying as a child. She is also owner of Little Things in Common and is a sought after Counsellor and Kinesiologist.
Here’s her story …
Feel the fear and do it anyway!
As a fellow woman in business, I find that my struggle with fear is one of the biggest things that holds me back in the success of my business and my life! It is something that I often struggle with on a daily basis.
When I feel the fear arise, it can appear in the form of I am not good enough, nobody will like what I have to say (or even like me), I can’t do this etc. etc. Which will lead to a lack of motivation, intention and even action in my life. The fear has an amazing way to paralysing me!
This has become apparent to me recently as I am making changes to my business and taking it to the next level, the fear has almost re-ignited at the same rate that I am re-igniting my business. It is funny (in a sad way) that they almost go hand in hand – fear and expansion of business and self!
For me, my fear is based on my lack of confidence in myself and my abilities, hence I feel like I am not good enough! Yet if I allow the fear to win, then I do become overwhelmed with it and it will encompass my whole being. Or if I don’t allow the fear to win, I can make the choice to feel the fear and do it anyway!
What do you choose?
This is a choice I need to make on a daily (alright some days many times a day) to feel the fear and do it anyway! This sounds a lot simpler than it is and you are probably thinking how?? Well to feel the fear you need to take ACTION through the fear! It is the ACTION that will move you away from the fear.
Your ACTION can be big or small, as long as it is an action that moves you forward, creating the energy to move you forward and away from the fear. Just focus on one ACTION at a time, then slowly each of your ACTIONS will build more and more momentum within your business.
Now tell me, what ACTION do you need to take today within your business to move you through the fear?
Thank you for reading my article and good luck feeling the fear and doing it anyway!
Debbie Rossi is the owner of a successful Kinesiology business, author and mother to 4 children. She is passionate about helping other mothers to navigate through the ups and downs of running a business, motherhood and life. She runs regular webinars and seminars for women to help them to feel happy and confident from the inside out! For more information on Debbie please refer to her webpage.