Face your fears and watch what happens

Welcome to February! Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? Do you remember what they are?! Your fears may be stopping you from accomplishing what you want. It may be time to face them and see amazing things happen.

You may read about my speaking engagements in my newsletters and think that this is no big deal for me. That it’s easy for me to get up and speak in front of audiences. This was not always the case.

For most of my life the thought of getting up and speaking terrified me beyond belief. I was the kind of person who always sat in the back row and was extremely happy to be there! Never did I think that I would ever be a speaker.

That is until I started my business in 2000. I had known for some time how wonderful it was to live in an organized home and I wanted to share my knowledge with others. I figured that if I just told others about this new business I started that my phone would ring off the hook! It didn’t happen.

I then realized that I needed to get out and educate people on the need for organization and why they should hire me to help them. When a friend of mine offered me her spa’s meeting room so that I could hold workshops, I looked at her like she was crazy! Me, get up and speak? Absolutely not.

But, I am a very determined and stubborn woman, and soon realized that this was the best option for me to let others know about my expertise. As I started giving small workshops, something very interesting happened. Audience members not only began hiring me to help them get organized at home and work but also started asking me to speak to their groups. This was working!

I realized something else, too. By doing what I was most afraid of I took back control of my life and business and started making things happen. Was I scared? Of course! Was I happy that I faced my fear, took action, and saw results? Absolutely!

Fast forward 10 years and I now speak all across the country helping women think bigger and make something great happen in their life and work.

How could you help others by facing your fears?

Being able to face your fears comes from deep within you and you can be fearless when you realize how worthwhile you are and how valuable the information is that you need to share with the world.

Action Steps:
* What do you know you need to do in your life or business to make it better? Write it down.
* What is one action you can take toward this goal even if it scares you?
* Do it, right now!
* Now celebrate. You are on your way to being fearless!

Let me know below the action you took and I will celebrate with you!

4 Responses to Face your fears and watch what happens

  1. Janis says:

    I not currently employed and spend most of my time alone. I am great working in a team, seeing actions, outcomes and crediting the team. I work well on my own – but miss the interaction and dialogue.

    In December I started using the Task application on my cell phone. When I checked off the task as completed and left the tasks listed after a week, I had a huge “aha” moment. I realized I had been taking actions for years and once one task was complete would re-focus immediately on the next task. I never stopped to see what I had accomplished; – so out of sight (or out of awareness) – out of mind. I never recognized how much I accomplished; I didn’t give myself credit for what I do. I didn’t realize my value.

    Beginning this month (January) I created a Word document entitled “accomplishments 2013” with a subheading for each month. I write down significant action steps taken daily. My Task application is used when away from the house and information is transferred later to my Word document.

  2. I am so glad you are now taking the time to enjoy your accomplishments – this is a huge ‘aha’!

  3. kim says:

    I, too, have a fear of public speaking…so I joined Toastmaster’s this past October and gave my first “icebreaker” speech a few weeks back. I was so nervous, but I did it afraid! Thanks for your encouraging words to keep moving forward!

  4. I totally understand, Kim. Years ago I was in the same place you were – just wait! The nervousness does go away and it’s a beautiful thing.

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