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First episode of 2021 alert! This year is all about scaling yourself and your business! 2021 will be the year that works for you, if you work for it!
Many people feel as though we really do need a fresh start after the year that was 2020, however if we can take one thing from 2020, it was that we are well conditioned for the unexpected, so we are prepared for the unknown! Thank you 2020!
This is a topic that needs to be spoken about as like it or not, fear holds us back! In the process of goal setting, meeting plans or even just trying something you have always wanted to try, fear will slowly start to creep in and tell you not to do it…
Plan + Fear = Stoppable.
Plan + Learning/ identifying how to deal with fear = Unstoppable
The choice is yours, now how do we get there?
1. Recognize Your Fear. It Is NOT An Obstacle!
Fear and obstacles are completely different. Fear will restrict you, while obstacles will make you stronger. Obstacles make you work harder while fear tells you that you can’t do that.
2. Own Your decisions based on love, growth and strategy, change is good!
Fear who? Break down your thoughts and change the idea of “Oh wow this is really scary.” To “This will be a great investment and I am committed to my Unstoppable Journey.” Make your decisions based on self-love and worth – you can do it! Growth is to focus on being better than you were yesterday and ensuring that you are holding yourself accountable for every single action. Strategy means to not be reactive, rather be strategic and plan exactly how you will get there, and when.
3. How do you know if you are making empowered or fearful decisions? Kick that negative self talk in the butt!
Identify where you are letting fear control you. The difficulty with this is transparency and honesty! Open up and glimpse into where you are coming from. Is this an empowered state of mind or a fearful state of mind? If it is out of fear, identify the fears. What exactly are they and why? The way you talk to your self is so vital in this step, because the second negative talk gets into your ear, it snowballs and before you know it, it will become a reoccurring thought. Talk to yourself how you would talk to your best friend.
4. Judgement or Rejection?
Oh, the fear of being judged or rejected, debilitating for some! Actually, most! It is totally normal for these thoughts to enter your mind, it is just how you then process them that really matters.
This means we don’t act at all or even worse, we act poorly. Most of the time, when you fear judgement from people, it is very rarely the people you are wanting to actually impact. Most of the time you are replaying thoughts about what irrelevant people will think… why? Who cares? They aren’t the people you want to help anyway, so flick them out of your mind!
5. Making Decisions, Within Your Comfort Zone!
Are you making an idea from where you feel most warm and fuzzy? Sometimes, when we make decisions out of these soft and safe areas it doesn’t help us grow, scale and make our impact on the world. Making decisions on what feels most comfortable is actually a fear based decision.
6. The Fear Of Scarcity
I know this fear way too well, especially when it comes to money. We have all been raised with the perspective that money doesn’t grow on trees, therefore making it feel that it is difficult, with the idea that we need to have money saved away for a rainy day etc. Because we are afraid, then we settle for safe things as we believe nothing better will come along or we need to stay in our shell of money…just in case. This stops us from investing in Business Coaching, Mentors, Business Scaling Programs and all things that are going to grow our business. Investing in a growth mindset, helps us to flourish and scale.
7. You Feel Like You Are Sacrificing Too Much
The thing is, to get ahead – you must sacrifice and compromise time, relationships and money. Give more to get more out is the mindset in the beginning and if you feel in your mind that you are hesitating, guess what? That is a fear based decision right there.
8. That Gut Feeling…
The gut feeling has always been around, and often we get told to listen to it… This is NOT ALWAYS true! It is not that I am saying you should dismiss your gut feeling, but sometimes that gut feeling you have is just a load of rubbish. Sometimes the gut holds all of the fears, negativity and bad scenarios in it! All of the things we have just talked about can all be scrambles up right in your gut feeling, of course it is going to make you feel uncomfortable! Do yourself a favor, and don’t always take your first move from that feeling.
And that my friends is how you know if your decision is driven by fear! Read it and then read it 10 times over!
Now that you can tune in as to where these feelings are coming from, you will be able to go about making decisions that are not fear based, and decisions that will drive you forward. Fear will stunt your growth, you should be making decisions based on love, growth and strategy. If you take these steps on board and understand that you are worth the sacrifice, you will scale in your business and feel a much happier, and healthier human!
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Print this out as many times as you want, grab your diary and hand write in your diary what your day looks like this time next year. Believe it is yours for the taking!
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