Sick and tired enough?
It was just yesterday, ☺, a few years ago, I was in my 20’s. I recall being taken aback when I told my psychotherapist I had had enough of a particular situation that was plaguing my life, that I was “sick and tired of the mess” and she argued that I had not! HUH?? She said I still had more “sick and tired” left in me. So much for empathy!!
I rallied. I explained that the reason I was still in the lousy situation, (it might have been a terrible job) was that I was afraid, didn’t she understand?? Wasn’t she going to give me the six secret steps to overcoming the fear so I could tackle my problem?! Apparently not.
I think I quit therapy! As it turns out, I now understand what she meant, grasshopper, and I see the same erroneous thinking stopping people from taking the leap to discover their work or core personal passions and live by them.
People confess: “What if I admit that I loathe my partner, have for years or have used up all my sick time and so now I am calling in dead to that awful job…or know there is more to my life, but I am afraid to do that thing, afraid to write it down, afraid to have witnesses, afraid of what people will think.
Congratulations on being afraid!
If you are scared, I am thrilled! Afraid of success in your business, afraid of failure, afraid of stagnation…congratulations!!! (So much for empathy!) ☺ Welcome that F-E-A-R. Ask it to have a seat. Give it a cup of coffee or a rum and coke.
It may sound strange, but I believe that FEAR is your doorway to Freedom!!! I will say that again. I believe fear is your doorway to Freedom! A wake-up call. Cuddle up with it!
Emotions are messengers with information. Fear can be useful! It tells you to get ready, to get your parachute in working order before you jump. Fear warns you not to jump alone and to have a backup tree you can land in if you parachute fails.
However, do not ever mistake the message that fear brings for one of complacency or an excuse to not do anything.
Let fear move you!
In fact, Fear is the Antidote to Staying in your Comfort Zone. If you are not afraid, then the thing you anticipate doing, being or having is not worth the risk.
Hover over your Fear with your mouse and transform it into Excitement. Be grateful for the feeling and watch it bloom into anticipation for what you can do as a woman in business. Let it MOVE you. It does not matter whether you are just starting out, have an idea for a business or have been in business for a while and are fearful of taking it to the next level. I am excited to help you transform that terror into Freedom!
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