Every entrepreneur has a “ fear" whether it's speaking in public, approaching individuals about their products, not attracting clients or the most common just plain fear of failure. If you think about it, all of these fears boils down to putting yourself out there! Honestly everyone has experienced these fears before and during their entrepreneurial journey. Some individuals have been able to overcome these fears to achieve their goals but others have allowed the fears to paralyze their success.
Today’s post is about my own personal journey and how I was able to push past one of my fears and it felt amazing! The fear of speaking in public has haunted me since college days. Whenever I had to give a presentation I would become anxious for days and full of nerves the day of! I never really got over my fear until last week when I hosted my first live style webinar! This involves hosting a presentation to your audience, via a live online stream, while answering questions about the knowledge I’ve shared. This was a huge step for me and my business! Putting myself out there and hosting this live webinar has truly stretched me and my confidence to another level.
As a business owner you're going to be faced with many challenges and obstacles that will build your character. It's up to you to push past your fears and get the job done. When fear is staring you in the face; what will you choose to do? Fulfill your dreams and accomplish your goals or are you going to allow the fear to paralyze you! For years I’ve been allowing the fear to paralyze me, until recently I've been pushing through my fears and experiencing small wins, well actually big wins. I'm here to tell you just take that step! Take the step and push past your fear!
Here are the steps that I took to push past my fears:
- Make the decision! Decide to do something every week or month (depending on how big or small it is) that will stretch you outside your comfort zone
- Set a target date! Make sure to set a date for when you want to accomplish this goal/fear
- Do something daily that will bring you closer to pushing past your fears and achieving your goal
- Just do it!