Does Fear Hold You Back?
A biz-owner asked me how he could ‘over-come” the fear he was having about starting a new program in his business.
This was a program that he had never done before and he was afraid to put it out in the world because of the usual ‘what-if’ fears we all have…
- What if no one buys?
- What if the program is a flop?
- What if they think he’s not qualified to offer it?
- What if they think his price is too high?
- What if they don’t show up?
What if, what if, what if…
Do you also have some of these same fears around:
- raising your rates
- adding a new service
- creating YouTube vids to market your practice
- hiring an assistant or other support staff
- renting a new space
- buying new equipment or software
- firing someone
- changing your schedule, business name, programming, or (you fill in the blanks)
You’ve heard what the word F.E.A.R. stands for, right?
I thought the answer I gave this business owner around over-coming FEAR might help you, so here is how I handle my own fear.
I realized I don’t actually give my fear much thought and I’ll tell you why!
Over the years, I realized I’m a big believer in knowing the worst case scenario won’t happen (death) so everything else is just garbage in my head and can be handled.
In fact, I don’t try to overcome my fear, rather I just decide I’m gonna do something, and then
get the info I need to make “it” happen (whether it’s a new program, new software, new method of therapy, or whatever the ‘thing” is that might cause fear).
Once I’ve gathered enough info on how to do “it’, although it may not be perfect, I just go and do it anyway.
I know the alternative is I could study, and practice, and wait for it to be perfect.
In fact, I used to spend oodles of time with “analysis paralysis” and not get much traction at all.
I also think part of my ability to ‘just do it’ as Nike says, is I always know I’m learning from every experience.
So when we attempt something even if we don’t get 100% of the results we strive for, we’ll learn about ourself and learn about how to do the ‘thing’ better just by doing it!
We’ll provide the “thing” and our clients will benefit from it, (perfect or not).
They’re still going to get value from it, and ultimately it’s a win-win…
You get better at doing “it”, and they get the results from you doing “it” with /for them.
I would love to read your response from my question to you:
Are you gonna with-hold your brilliance from your clients & wait for Perfect?
Or Just Do It?
Leave your comments below ~ Let’s talk about how You handle FEAR!