Overcoming Fear: The Key to Success in Life and Business

Do you let FEAR hold you back in your life and business?

Fears are common in entrepreneurship and in LIFE. In building your business are a lot of things that can make you scared or anxious, and it's perfectly normal. The most common fears that we face as entrepreneurs are the fear of failure, the fear of rejection, the fear of uncertainty, the fear of not being good enough, and the fear of losing everything we have ever worked for.

Do any of these sound familiar to you?

The fear of not succeeding

The fear of not making it in the world of business

The fear of someone saying NO

The Fear of not being accepted, of not being liked, of not being valued. 

The fear of not knowing what's going to happen next, of not having a clear path forward. 

The  fear of not measuring up, of not being competent or skilled enough. 

These fears can be paralyzing if you let them control you. 

Fears are what make us human. Sometimes we want to avoid fear, or we think that if we have fears, it's a bad thing and we cant be successful. 

But let me tell you, that's just pure BS. There's a level of fear that's healthy, it gives us an edge. It makes us live on the edge and be able to overcome things by giving a different context. You have to handle fears in two ways, the positive side and the negative side. 

If you let fear stop you from doing something, then there's an opportunity cost that comes with that. So you have to focus on the process of generating income in your business, keep applying yourself to the process, and that fear should go away. That's how you crush it in your business, that's how you see BIG RESULTS. 

There are two types of fears: avoiding pain and gaining pleasure. Most people are motivated by avoiding pain, which means they focus on the consequences of taking action and the potential risks involved. This is why so many people never take the leap into entrepreneurship, because they're afraid of looking stupid, losing their money, or being judged by others for doing something different.

But what they fail to realize is that there's also a fear of staying exactly where they are. What's the pain they'll experience in 10, 15, or 30 years if they don't take action now? This was a driving point for me personally. I vividly played scenarios in my mind of my daughter being old enough to talk and me having to face the truth with her about why I didn't take action and pursue my dreams.

On the flip side, gaining pleasure is the motivation to take action and pursue our dreams. It's the desire for time freedom, spending time with our loved ones, traveling, and having nice things. This is the side of entrepreneurship we often focus on in our marketing, because it's what people want.

So how do we handle our fears as entrepreneurs? First, we need to acknowledge them and understand where they're coming from. Are they coming from a place of avoiding pain or gaining pleasure? Once we know that, we can reframe our mindset and focus on the potential rewards of taking action.

We also need to be willing to take calculated risks. As entrepreneurs, we're going to make mistakes and fail at times. But that's just part of the process. We need to learn from those mistakes and keep moving forward.

Fears are a natural part of entrepreneurship. But it's how we handle them that separates the successful entrepreneurs from those who never make it.

Remember to focus on the potential rewards of taking action, be willing to take calculated risks, and learn from your mistakes. Keep pushing forward, and I'll see you at the top.