Three Ways To Beat Fear
Fear is something that every entrepreneur has to deal with daily. Whether it is gambling your money at the casino, starting a new business, or even heights, fear is just a natural part of our lives. If you want to become a fulfilled, successful, and flourishing entrepreneur, you must overcome your fears to help drive you to your goals. So I want to share with you the three tips that will help you push through fear and start building your future.
1. Bigger Vision Trumps Fear
Your vision is your driving force; its the reason you get out of bed every morning. If your vision is something that you don’t believe in it, then makes doing even the simplest tasks, difficult. When you create a vision that aligns with your soul and passion, something you can pour yourself into, it will help push you through even the scariest of tasks.
Why do men and women go to the military, spend their day's training and restricting their lives, to eventually be sent to war where they have a very real chance of dying? It is because they have a vision. They see what their job does, and whether it be protection, glory, or respect, their vision is tremendous. They believe in their vision so much that they are literally willing to give their lives for it.
This is the power of a vision. Someone with no vision will find it hard to live their lives, while someone with a vision will find it easy to lay down their life for what they believe in.
2. Accountability Pushes You
When you write down your goals, it is a way of holding yourself accountable. But, what helps you more than a piece of paper? A person. Generally speaking, if we have someone to report to, we are more likely to accomplish our goals. This can come from a few places, we either don’t want to disappoint another person, or we don’t want them to know that we failed. The pain of knowing we let someone down, or the pleasure of feeling accomplished and respected. Either way, someone else holding you accountable can help you accomplish your goals, and push through your fear!
3. What's The Worst That Can Happen
My favorite tool when I am faced with a fear is to ask myself, "What is the worst thing that could happen?" A great example of this is networking. There are many entrepreneurs that are afraid of going out and networking but if you look at it, what is the worst that can happen? You could spill your drink all over your pants; people could laugh and think you wet yourself. You could leave embarrassed. So really the worst thing that could happen is you could be embarrassed and miss out on one client. Or that exact same thing could happen, you get less embarrassed, laugh at yourself. Leading to people respecting your confidence, and then you make five sales. So ask yourself, what really is the worst thing that could happen, because chances are, you will be fine tomorrow.
Always remember fear can be bad but…
Did you die?
Stephen Dela Cruz
Stephen Dela Cruz is a best selling author, speaker and serial entrepreneur who specializes in helping budding entrepreneurs double their income in their first year. He’s built several 7 figure businesses and in his online school, The Mastermind Experience, he shares strategies around time and money management to help beginning entrepreneurs soar. You can see more about Stephen on his website and follow him on his Facebook page.