BWM 48/100 – FEAR!

BWM 48/100 - Build with me SalesTrainerIn
BWM 48/100 – Build with me SalesTrainerIn

Fear – I guess this is a big one. Everyone who has ever tried something new has experienced fear. Everyone who has ever stepped out his or her comfort zone has felt scared. I believe maybe everyone who has started the entrepreneurial journey has experienced fears at one point or another.

I certainly know that I did. For a pretty long time. I was scared to start my own company. To start from scratch. To take full responsibility.

The fear to start

I guess the biggest fear I had was to actually start. It took me a while from deciding I would like to start my own company to actually start my own company. But it wasn’t done with that step. Having a company and still being full-time employed did simply not feel right. But with having done the step of picking a name, registering the company, having a website published I forced myself into getting real.

And while doing so I still scared. I am still am. Everyday is new adventure. But at some point my desire to work full-time on my dream was simply bigger than my fear. The desire and purpose simply overweight my fears. And then everything just happened…

Where the magic happens…

The magic does not happen in our comfort zones. It’s a cosy, beautiful place but to spark the magic we need to grow. This is what I truly believe. And starting from the moment I was totally bought into my idea the magic became feasible. The moment I was totally certain that I can do it, the fear backed off. The moment I was committed to this project and truly believed in myself other people started believing in me.

I mean, certainly the journey is still super fresh and there is still fear. And a lot of overwhelming but there is no more doubt on the big thing.

Action mode

For me getting into action mode, which started right after full commitment there were simply no more room for too many fears. A bit of risk aversion and stuff is alright. And you certainly do not want to become blind for risks and errors and all this stuff. Simply to avoid massive failure. But with throwing yourself into action you can change fears into seizable risks. Those sizeable risks are manageable.
And I guess this is one of the most rewarding things just now. To know I am no longer hiding but am taking action. Taking full responsibility and continuously stepping out of my comfort zone.

The truth is I believe everything that scares us is a pretty good sign to have a closer look. Because if something can cause such a strong emotion like fear it might be a dream that is truly important to you.

Don’t give up! 🙂 When I can step up to my fears, you can too!

Build with me – Day 9 of my first 100 days as a full-time entrepreneur

BWM – Build with me SalesTrainerIn and help me becoming an Entrepreneur – Day 9
BWM – Build with me SalesTrainerIn and help me becoming an Entrepreneur – Day 9

Do you know this saying “we only regret the things we didn’t do”? Or “I’d rather have a life full of ‘oh, well’ than ‘what if'”.

Do you? I do. And I believe this is pretty true.

When I started thinking about leaving the rat race. Thinking about finding my purpose. Thinking about doing what I love. Thinking about doing work that matters. Thinking about solving a problem I wish would have been solved …  then I thought about a lot of what if?

It were good what if’s though. They have been the first step in the direction to fight regret. Many, many people  have the dream of getting real but can’t fight their excuses. We all know them like “I don’t have time” – although we all have 24 hours a day. 1440 minutes.

How is it possible that some people get over their fears, loose all their excuses and get real? Have they figured it all out? I don’t believe so. I think it’s just a lot of curiosity. Curiosity combined with the knowledge that we will make mistakes. We will probably fail one time or another. Combined with the knowledge that many decisions are not ultimate. There might be a way back. It this “what if I fail? – What if you fly, my darling” kind of thinking.

It’s our life. We all have one shot. We should live it just the way we want it to. And sometimes we haven’t figured it all out but are brave enough to do it anyways. (Btw how boring would life be if we would have figured it all out?! Where would be the fun?). Maybe sometimes we have no idea what to expect. But maybe the pain to remain the same is just bigger than the fear to change?!

How did you fight your obstacles?