Is fear holding you back?
When it comes to fear, every single person is going to feel this at some point. What are some of the things that are stopping you from being successful in your business? What are you feeling fearful about?
Growing a business and putting yourself out there is scary. It just is. You could be an extrovert and love talking to people all day long. However, if you are like me, you might be an introvert who is fearful of people. I have a hard time talking to people and putting myself out there.
When you have to reach out to people, that could be a really scary thing. You start thinking about all of the reasons it's not going to work and how people are going to reject you. This is a legitimate fear.
What you are offering is amazing. You have had experiences that have impacted your life and you just want to share about it now. (Learn how to set yourself apart from thousands in your industry!) But what if you put yourself out there and it doesn't resonate with anyone? Fear begins to creep in.
So then what if rejection happens? What's the worst case scenario? One of the ways to get over your fear is to face it head on. If it really did happen, what would you do? Your fear is often bigger than the actual worst case scenario. You can have a back up plan.
You don't want to stay stuck there though! You want to say if that does happen, that's okay I have a back up plan.
The thing I have found is when you are on this journey and you are really discovering the person that God wants you to be ad you are fulfilling your purpose there's going to be things that are going to crash around you.
Right before that happens it feels like your entire world crashes around you. When this happens, your only option is to succeed.
I was hundreds of dollars in debt. It almost bankrupted us. It wasn't until I hit this rock bottom point that I was like “okay, I HAVE to make this work. My only option is success.” When I was able to really focus on that, that's when my business really took off. That's when I was successful.
Fear has come up in my life a lot in the past year. We moved from a city that we had lived in for our whole life. The home I brought my babies home to. It was SO hard to leave. But we knew we had to move to something better. When something awesome is going to happen you will start feeling resistance. It is normal. You have to rise up and get pressing on. We were three days away from closing on our house and had to make some BIG decisions. It took every ounce of security to be taken away for us to get to the promised land.
You can choose to fly or retreat and stay where it's safe. Just know there is something amazing on the other side of that fear. When you retreat, that's not where you grow. You must face your fear head on.
Ask yourself: What are the things I need to do to be successful? How do I need to show up?
New level, new devil.
You are always going to be doing this. But the more you recognize this in your life, the easier it is to break through another level of fear.
Your biggest fear in life should be when you get to the end you look back and see all that you COULD have been. Choose to show up now so you don't have to reach the end and wish you would have done more and become more.
My challenge for you today is to do something you are afraid of and then come post it inside of our Facebook group. What is the ONE thing you are going to do today?