Updated: Oct 30, 2022
Why you should choose to step into the fear instead of letting it keep you stuck.
I’m going to be completely honest here… showing up online is frickin hard. And I mean REALLY, soul shattering, stomach turning, fist clenching, HARD…
But I choose to do it anyway.
If you haven't realized already, running your own business will bring up a lot of your own sh*t.
Entrepreneurship really does a great job of uncovering things that you didn’t know about yourself before….all the good, the bad, and the frickin UGLY stuff.
If you’re not mindful of it, you can let fear control you and your business for far too long.
And trust me, I totally get it. Showing up online is hard! Showing up authentically on your stories is hard. Selling your offers is HARD! Posting about your life and sharing your deepest desires and thoughts with the world is definitely not easy.
I’ve done my fair share of holding myself back and letting fear control my life and business for YEARS! And all it took to change that narrative was making the DECISION to stop operating based on fear.
To stop making decisions out of “I should” or that would be the “right choice” and start choosing things that light my soul up, that feel in alignment with me, and that bring me closer to the best version of myself.
YOUR EGO IS A LITTLE B*TCH
The little voice in your head that tries to keep you safe is your Ego. Now, your Ego is there for a good reason (I mean staying safe and alive is a great thing right?).
BUT…it often keeps us ‘protected’ from things that actually are of no physical harm to us.
Your ego is that little voice in the back of your head that tells you things like:
they’ll judge you if you do it like that
nobody cares what you have to stay
you shouldn't do that because it probably won’t work out
wait until you have ___ then you can do / have that
___ is way too risky. Why would you even think that?
And guess what…That voice in your head is LYING!!! (well…partly)
I say it’s partly lying because if you believe you can do it….you can.
BUT, if you believe you can’t do it…then you can’t.
SO…if deep down you truly desire to do something. Get that job. Follow that dream. Collaborate with that person. Share your story. Or whatever it is….
If you truly believe it can happen, then it CAN happen. You just need to take the steps to get you there.
Even though that little voice of doubt is telling you NO, if you truly want something and you believe you can make it happen, you can tell that voice to shut up, and go do whatever the heck you want!!
STEPPING INTO FEAR
So, now that you understand that your Ego is just trying to keep you safe in your comfy little, always-staying-the-same, comfort zone…
You can begin to recognize this when you have limiting thoughts or beliefs about yourself, your desires, and in your business.
Once you recognize that fear goes hand in hand with growth, the more you’ll feel confidence in just going for it - despite all of your fear!
Start listening to the thoughts you have about yourself…Are they based out of fear? OR are they truth? Limiting beliefs are likely just fear trying to keep you safe and comfortable.
You and I both know that growth comes from way beyond staying in your comfort zone🤐
SO WHAT CAN YOU DO TO STOP LETTING FEAR CONTROL YOU & YOUR BIZ?
Call out your limiting beliefs for what they are (your ego / fear trying to limit you)
Make the decision that you’re going to CHOOSE to do the thing anyway
Remember that you don’t have to be 100% confident to do something…having fear and doing it anyway is the absolute foundation of growth and success! So CHOOSE to say yes despite the fear
Get clear on your current state and desired state, and write down all of the little actions that can take you from point A to point B. Seems simple, but getting clear will bring you much more ease in taking action.
If you really want to do something but that little voice is telling you a million reasons why you shouldn’t, why you can’t, why people will judge you…Thank the thought for trying to protect you, and flip it the finger and go follow your dreams anyway!
AND THE #1 MOST WONDERFUL thing you can do to stop letting fear control you…is to have a WHY that is greater than all of your excuses not to do something.
Let me repeat…
HAVE A WHY THAT IS GREATER THAN ALL YOUR EXCUSES NOT TO DO IT!
When your WHY is so great, so aligned, so dreamy to you…NO excuse that little voice in your head says will be good enough to hold you back from following that dream.
NOW GET OUT THERE AND MAKE SOME IMPACT, SHARE YOUR SUPERPOWERS, & FOLLOW YOUR WILDEST DREAMS!!
DOES YOUR BRAND TRULY REPRESENT YOU?
Want to create a brand that is so YOU that it makes doing business more fun & aligned?
Want a brand that is infused with your unique passions, personality, and purpose?
LET’S WORK TOGETHER & MAKE IT HAPPEN!
MAKE THE FIRST MOVE: