Fear is normal. While there are some people who appear fearless everyone is afraid. In business fear can be your ally. Former Intel head Andy Grove quipped, “Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.” Hence, it is possible to make fear your ally rather than your adversary. I started my consulting and coaching business literally with nothing without one contact. I was afraid every day. What helped me was not allowing fear to become depressive. I faced reality. However, I did not make things worst than they were. I simply did a little bit better everyday. So can you. If I can help you send me an email email@example.com or visit my website to read my comeback story.
Here are a few ideas:
Fear No. 1: Not believing in yourself.
Solution: Set smaller goals to accomplish faster.
The key to breaking this is building small wins each day so you can gain the confidence you need to take on a goals game in your business. Make it a game to see how many small victories each day you can have. This can be as simple as not checking email every hour, or completing one simple task each day by the deadline you create for yourself.
Fear No. 2: Thinking you need a product before you can sell it.
Solution: Drum up interest and do your research before pushing the sale.
You think you need to have the perfect product finished before you can start selling it. When you can use the bootcamp model or presell something to see how many people are willing to buy it before you spend months and months creating something that no one will buy. Yes, you can sell your product before you create it.
Fear No. 3: Needing to be absolutely perfect.
Solution: Don’t stress every last, tiny detail.
Yes it’s important to make things great and you can certainly do this by upgrading over time, but good and profitable is better than perfect and never done. Get things done. Be a person who finishes even if it’s not yet perfect. […]
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