Many new and growing entrepreneurs I coach and consult with have many of the same obstacles in the way – sometimes perceived in bigger ways than others.
For example – pitching a proposal to your first client ever to meeting with venture capitalists – yes they are different circumstances, but they still are the same adventure that includes all of the same emotions.
Self-Doubt. Imposter Syndrome. Fear. Anxiety. Uncertainty.
There have been many studies and many exercises to help innovative people from all walks of life overcome this fear. Fear is a great indicator of forward moving progress. If you are more scared than ever to be putting yourself out there, writing a blog post, or sending that email to someone in your field you really admire… it’s a sign you may want to consider doing it.
Many people say that becoming fearless is the way to go. I say use fear to fuel you and to support your compass of focus.
There are so many tools and people willing and able to support you in becoming your true self and living out your life purpose without fear. Here are the things I do to overcome fear and also mention to my clients – if it wasn’t for these practices and support systems I would not have been able to travel the world every year, work on national awareness campaigns, collaborated with an extraordinary team from around the world, spoken at universities and conferences, and be able to stand in my power.
1. Begin your day with Intention
When you wake up in the morning, having a ritual is a wonderful thing to create new patterns in your brain. For some this is a 5 minute meditation, for others it’s journaling, find something that will connect you to your mind, body, spirit, and the present moment.
Life is a series of present moments. Be intentional of each moment and the future you dream of will keep unfolding.