Face Your Entrepreneur Fear

Face Your Entrepreneur Fear

Mar 27, 2022
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Most, if not all, entrepreneurs have had to face their fears. 

We all do!

And you will too.

If you're looking for ways to help you overcome those entrepreneur fears, here are a few techniques to try out. 

First, don't be in denial. 

You have fears, I mean who doesn't, right? 

Even if you don't want to admit it or acknowledge them, you have them. 

It may come in a form of "chit chat" you hear in the back of your head, telling you that you can't do something. 

This chit chat can prevent you from becoming the entrepreneur that you want to be - IF you allow it. It's one of the most, if not the #1 issue that prevents people from becoming entrepreneurs. 

If you find yourself feeling fear or hearing that chatter in the back of your head sometimes, I have for you a few simple techniques to try out.

What do you want?

You've probably heard this a billion times or more. 

But think about it. Have you ever truly thought about what it is that you truly want? 

Don't be vague about it either. Don't say things like, "I want money" or "I want a good life" or "I want a good partner". Be specific, be descriptive, when you talk, think and write about your desires - your wants.  

Being vague never helps.  

You want money? How much? How often? - Be descriptive. 

You want a good life? What is a good life to you? What a "good life" to you is not what a good life to someone else may be - Be descriptive. 

You want a good partner? What does that partner look like? How is their personality? What do they like? - Be descriptive. 

When you find yourself going through worst case scenarios, turn it around - QUICK!

Don't think about worst case scenarios, focus on what you want.

Visualize yourself getting what you want.

Picture that good life, good partner or that bank account increasing. You can only get what you focus on, so again, FOCUS ON WHAT YOU WANT.

Change the voice.

If you start to hear a voice saying things to you such as:

"You're going to fail"

"You can't do that"

"You're not good enough"



Change that voice, make it sound funny, make it sound like a voice that would make you just laugh at what they're saying, one that you would not take serious. 

I make pretend it's a cat's voice, a funny sounding cat's voice, that ends their sentence with "meow" all the time, so I just laugh at it and keep going. I got that from a movie I saw once where a character ended every sentence with a "meow" - it was hilarious. 

Let it out. 

I don't suggest that you actually speak to others about your plans, your journey, your desires, etc..

Many people may not understand why you're choosing to do what you're choosing to do. And that's okay, everyone is on their own paths, their own journeys.

Therefore, I wouldn't suggest that you "let it out" by speaking to others about it because it can cause negativity to mess up what it is you want.  

It's your path, not theirs. So, it's for you to understand and accept, not theirs. It's the journey YOU decided to go on. 

Instead, let it out by thinking about it, writing about it, visualizing your wants having already been created. 

And hey, if you're alone sometimes, talking about it to yourself can only help. 

Personal Development Library. 

I love calling it that - a Personal Development Library. 

I have just finished creating my own and it's great to have one.

Let me explain to you what I mean by a Personal Development Library: It's just a personally owned library or set of books and resources in the personal development genre. 

That's it!

As someone who did not have someone I could "let it out" with, I drew tremendous support from my library. It's not just filled with how-to resources, but it also contains stories about others who have conquered their own entrepreneurial fears. 

I can't begin to list the many books full of great information that I have, but if you email me I can recommend something based on a description of whatever your circumstance is. 

It's in the small steps. 

Even the smallest of steps count. 

Sometimes just making a small step will help get you going enough to where that fear that you thought you had about doing nothing will slowly disappear.  

Just starting something would help create enough momentum for you to see it through. 

Visualize the result that you want, but make your actions be the goal. 

Visualize the result, but make the action the goal. There is a subtle difference here for the entrepreneur. Of course you want the result, but maybe that's not in your direct control. Visualize the result in your mind, but make your goal the consistent and persistent action of the entrepreneur. The action will eventually produce the result and you can certainly achieve that goal.

Never, ever quit. I hate to even use that q word. If you do quit, you cease to be an entrepreneur otherwise you're not beaten, you are moving ahead!