Let’s face it…being an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart! In fact, on some days, we may feel like these guys…
So let me ask you something…what are you REALLY scared to do – right now – in your business?
You know what I am talking about…
It’s that idea, concept or leap of faith that has been rattling around in your mind for weeks, months or even years. It rises up – unbidden and sometimes unwanted – when your unconscious mind is allowed some time and space, but the idea may cause you to freeze or break out in a cold sweat…just like you might do if you were told you had to go do a base jump in a wingsuit!
So this is my challenge…
The next time that “scary as hell” thought rises up…don’t send it off to the corner like a naughty child! Give it some air time…let it float, flip, twist and turn for a while. Resist the urge to pull your ‘chute and let that idea free fall, gather speed and take form. Every time you feel like backing off…ask yourself this question:
“What is the worst thing that could happen if I say YES to this idea?”
Ask it again and again and again. Play out all of the “worst case” scenarios that your mind can conjure up about the “scary” idea…don’t shut yourself down.
What most people find, as they let this play out, is that the idea really isn’t that scary and that your fears – once given some time and space – really aren’t that bad after all!
Why is this so important? That idea, concept or leap of faith that won’t go away is likely EXACTLY the next step you need to take to allow your business and your life to go to the next level – yet you are allowing shadowy fears prevent you from moving forward and allowing them to maintain the status quo and keep you playing small.
So take a deep breath, slip into your “wingsuit” and go for it!
America’s Entrepreneur Strategist™