Recently, I was having a conversation with someone around this very
subject. He was wondering if he was on the right path because he
was not getting the business that he needed to keep moving forward.
His business had dropped off significantly over the past few years
due to the economy and other trends in his field. He’s been living
off his savings lately and was considering going out and getting
another job, but he did not want to. He loves his work and the idea
of giving it up and doing something else was painful.
We talked about his situation for awhile, and it became very clear
that he was doing exactly what he is meant to be doing, but his
fear and doubt were stopping him from putting himself out there in
bold new ways in order to attract business.
His energy was used up by questioning his self worth and he did
not trust in his ability to make it work. As things got tougher and
tougher, the fearful voice in his head got louder and his
self-doubt grew. Every unsuccessful offer became an opportunity for
that voice to say:”I told you so.”
Have you ever felt that way?
I sure have!
I have stood chest deep in my fear around not making enough money,
and no one wanting what I am offering. My fear drained my energy
and caused me to make a bunch of half-assed attempts to offer my
services. I was so afraid of being rejected; I did not really even
try to put myself out there. Of course no one hired me, and I could
hear my fear whispering in my ear: “I told you so”.
So what did I do?
I learned how to kick-fears ass so that it no longer has power over me.
I learned how to acknowledge, explore and replace my fear with thoughts about what I wanted in my life.
Once I did this, I was able to own that I was on the right path and
I was 100% committed to making it work. I began to show up fully in
my business and it became much easier to stretch myself and try new
things to stand out from the crowd. Failure is not an option for me.
My questions to your are:
What would be possible if fear was not controlling you anymore?
What would you try?
How would you show up in your business and your life?
Share your answers in the comments below!