The fear of starting something new can be paralyzing, especially when it comes to getting your business started.
Seriously! It can be so scary that a lot of people never overcome it.
They have this dream and this incredible business idea but sit on it their entire lives because they’re so terrified of putting themselves out there.
I can’t even begin to tell you how many people I’ve met in corporate America who were working their lives away miserably because they were paralyzed with the fear of starting.
And I’m not talking about people in their 20’s, I’m talking about people in their 50’s and 60’s. How sad is that? 🤦🏼♀️
It KILLED me and I remember calling my mom after work one day telling her I made a promise that I would never do that to myself.
Imagine how much of a better place the world would be if people were genuinely happy in their jobs?
I swear it would make a massive difference and I’m on a mission to help women feel SO confident in themselves that they:
- 1. Overcome the fear of starting something new.
- 2. Take action on what lights them up inside.
- 3. Builds themselves independent wealth by turning what lights them up inside into a business.
So we here go with four ways to overcome the fear of starting something new.👏🏼
1. Be more scared of the regret you’d have if you didn’t start.
Imagine this, you go to the doctor tomorrow and (God forbid) you’re told you have cancer with only 6 months to live.
Can you imagine the regret you’d have if you didn’t live the life you dreamed of living? I really challenge you to think about this.
Or if that doesn’t resonate with you, do the 90-year test.
Pretend that you’re sitting in a rocking chair when you’re 90 years old and you look back on your life. Would you regret not starting the business that your gut kept pushing you to open? If the answer is HELLLL YESSS then it’s time to get movin’ and groovin’ sister!
2. Don’t ask other people’s opinions on your business.
Here is a secret. You don’t have to tell anyone what your plan is.
If telling the people in your circle about the idea you have stresses you out, don’t do it. You don’t owe anyone but yourself an explanation.
It’s so important to protect your mind at all costs when you are starting a business because the second we hear negative feedback from someone we love, we typically retract back into our bubble and don’t take any action.
Now, this doesn’t mean don’t tell someone who is in the industry and has a lot of knowledge about the space, I highly encourage that to get feedback. But don’t feel pressured to tell people who may not understand.
If I could go back, I wish I wouldn’t have told as many people as I did before I got started. It’s very easy to absorb other peoples limiting beliefs and it can be paralyzing. I have a whole podcast episode about this here!
3. Don’t have any expectations.
Expectations are our biggest confidence killers.
Think about the last time you had a high expectation for something and it didn’t go as planned. Didn’t it feel crappy afterwards?
Feeling crappy isn’t good for anyone or anything, so the more we can manage our expectations, the better the outcome is.
Go into this venture with ZERO and I mean ZERO expectation. If it works, it works. If it doesn’t, what did you learn and what changes will you make going forward?
4. Start with one thing you’re scared of.
Maybe it’s recording a video and putting it on Instagram stories, or maybe it’s going on a 3-mile run.
Whatever it may be, I want you to find that one thing you are dreading doing, and do it. Yes! I mean it! DO IT!!!
It all starts with going against your inner bully who keeps telling you why you should be scared. But what about leaning into your inner hype girl who reminds you of all the wonderful things that could happen if you moved forward?
I challenge you to trust your inner cheerleader sister. She ain’t lyin’!