This is Week 17 of Database Fitness
Word for the Week: Believe
Insight: Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer your fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You’ve got to keep going. - Chantal Sutherland
I attended a virtual mentorship meeting recently, it was a lively encounter with participants from the small business arena and some people who are just beginning to consider the world of self employment.
As the conversation progressed into some common reasons related to all of us on why we don’t always reach our goals, a universal theme began to surface: two words … the words “fear” and “afraid,” consistently reverberated around the Zoom Room.
Fear and anxiety are natural emotions when it comes to stepping away from a traditional job to move into self-employment, or even moving to the next level in your existing business.
The key is to not allow fear to immobilize you.
Originally, this article was going to be entitled “Fear”. I changed the title to “Believe”, because I wanted to give power to the best weapon to combat fear … I decided to talk about the weapon rather than the weakness. The weapon … is to believe in yourself.
We are all uniquely individual, I wouldn’t dare assume how you should handle moments of fearing to fail or fearing to take a chance at success. Indeed, this may not be an issue for you, in which case I hope you are mentoring others. But it has been for me and I could tell by listening to the discussions in that meeting, I could tell that many others share my experience.
First of all, bringing awareness about your business to people who may become your clients or your contributor, in case of a nonprofit, takes some thought, some planning and some action on your part. Fear can paralyze your progress in each of these areas.
Fortunately, I have found that fear and belief cannot reside in the same abode. Don’t allow fear to block you from meeting the people you need to meet and building relationships with the people you want to serve.
It takes belief in yourself and what you are offering to overcome anxiety and adversity. When you believe you have the solution to ease someone’s pain or fulfil their desire … when you truly believe that, then fear magically melts away.
While we may not always know where the fear is coming from, we can always take control over how we handle the situation. We have control over what we fear and what we believe and the actions we take to make our beliefs reign over our fear.
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Until next time; as always, remember… In business, your database is your most valuable asset.