When we were kids we were afraid of so many things, right? If you were like me, I was afraid of going out in the sun (I didn’t want cancer). I was afraid of bugs (anything that crawled other than a baby, freaked me out). And I was afraid of being caught (my mom always had a belt with my name written on it).
Fast forward to now, I really thought being an adult would “cure” most of my fears. Instead, however, it seems I have replaced my childhood fears with adulthood fears. As a mompreneur, now it’s the fear of depending on myself as my business sole decision maker, the fear of not making enough money, and the fear of total failure. We teach our children not to be afraid, so what gives?
I’ve learned that in the entrepreneurial world, having these fears (or any others) can completely paralyze you in your tracks. And if there is no movement or progress, wins and successes are stalled and goals are derailed.
We can’t have that, right? That’s why I created this guide on how to replace fear with fearlessness to build a business and be a successful mompreneur.
1. Acknowledge Your Fears
To go through life ignoring your fears is a good way to be overcome by them and remain stuck. You have to acknowledge what you are afraid of and why. As much as I like to take selfie’s, Facebook Live and Instagram Live use to scare the Christmas music out of me. Why? Because I am allowing people to see me in real-time and I can’t go back and add any filter or edit out anything. How I turn this fear into fearless is by accepting the fact that I’m not perfect and what you see is what you get. Because I know how important making personal connections is to my business, I do one live video a week and when I’m not feeling the camera, I create audio training. Acknowledge your fears and try to work around them.
2. Adjust Your Mindset
Sometimes we put too much emphasis on fear. A fearless approach would be to adjust your mindset. I use to think that pitching my services was scary because I don’t like rejection. But it’s not that pitching my services is scary, it’s just that I don’t want to feel hurt when someone declines my services.
I had to adjust my mindset and begin thinking of rejection as “not being a good fit” and it has no bearing on my skill-set or ability. Heck, I’ve even declined to be a part of something or turned something down because it wasn’t right. Now, I don’t look at rejection in such a negative way.
A mindset shift or adjustment can help us view “fear” in a different light. For example, if you are afraid of failure and not doing well in your business, if you don’t do anything…isn’t that automatically failing? So shouldn’t you be afraid of not doing anything? See where I’m going with this? It’s mindset!
3. Challenge Your Fears
“Do one thing every day that scares you.”—Eleanor Roosevelt. What better way to challenge your fears than to face them head on. For example, if you are afraid of not making enough money in your business, face the fear of not making enough money head on by making enough money.
Create additional streams of income in your business
Schedule more discovery calls to ensure you meet your money goals for the month
Decrease the amount of money you have going out of your business
When you plan and create actionable steps, you can overcome your fear. Here are some more actionable steps:
- Write down scares you about being an entrepreneur and why.
- When you feel afraid, write down what you are feeling.
- Create personal mantras around your fears.
- Write a new mantra each day in your journal at least 50 times.
- Seek the support of other entrepreneurs.
Need additional help on mindset or limiting beliefs? Schedule a FREE 30 minute call with me. I’d love to share with you more tips. We also discuss more topics like this and others in the Facebook Group Moms That Hustle. Join us for free weekly trainings in the group!