What if it won’t work? What if we fail? What if I’m not good enough?
These thoughts race through my head on a weekly basis.
So how do I go from the paralysis of fear, to taking action?
When you’re an entrepreneur (no matter how small), or just setting up your business, it’s scary, it’s lonely, and we have moments when we doubt everything we do. I certainly do, and I know my clients do too.
The secret of being successful is to take action even when you think you can’t do it. Move beyond the comfort zone, and do the thing that scares you, even if you think you can’t do it. We are ALL BLAGGING AT LIFE.
When you feel really down, and things in your personal life are overwhelming you professionally, then give yourself space to have a head funk. Do something you love, go for a yoga class, go for a run, or just enjoy the sunshine and the outdoors. Don’t sit home being miserable… and being an entrepreneur means that you can schedule your time around you flexibly.
When you need a quick pep-talk… Watch some Wayne Dyer or Tony Robbins on YouTube and you’ll immediately change your thinking, and when you change your state, you can immediately start achieving all those things that you didn’t think you could do.
Sometimes we all think you can’t do something… and procrastinate, and faff and make coffee, and clean the house, and do the ironing, and watch that thing you’ve been meaning to watch…. Just say to yourself, I’ll do it for 30 minutes. I can do 30 minutes… And suddenly you’re in flow and you’re on the way. You can achieve a hell of a lot in 30 minutes (just look at this blog post ;-).
Start envisaging your dream life… what would you do? How would you live?
Hollywood actor Jim Carey is a great believer in the power of positive thinking. Before The Mask he was a penniless actor/waiter, and he wrote out a cheque for a million dollars, which he stills carries it in his wallet. He went on to make millions in his successful film career pulling stupid faces. What he envisoned for his life came true.
I’ve written out cheques in my chequebook for £30,000,000 addressed to me. I don’t have that money in my bank account yet, but it’s on the way, thanks Jim. There’s plenty more to come, and I’d love you to join me in the multi-millionaire’s club! How much more exciting is it to think these thoughts, rather than the tailspin of negativity that we can all get trapped in?
Imagine what you would do if you could do one amazing thing that you’ve always dreamed of doing. What would it feel like? What would it smell like? What would you wear? What would you eat? Imagine yourself there speaking, and being yourself. Think about this often, and start believing it will come true. It’s amazing what can happen if we manifest a new way for us. When I was broke, and broken, and pretty flipping miserable, I imagined a better life. I believed that something was going to change, and it did. I met my lovely husband, and things began to shift rapidly and wonderfully.
Start believing that your entrepreneurial journey is in flow, and you are super successful. Start believing that you are FLIPPING FANTASTIC, and you can BLOODY DO IT. Start creating your dream life.