Our deepest fear is a powerful emotion that comes to visit us when we least expect it. It’s an emotion that’s not going to disappear any time soon yet you still forget about it until you step out of your comfort zone. This can be for anything in your business or personal life but when it rises only some use it to move past it quickly. I know from personal experience I have used fear as the excuse for why I could not move forward on a project or situation.
Fear is very clever if you come to think about it. You are ready to do something then fear raises its ugly head, then all of a sudden we have a list of reasons why you can’t. Oh yes, fear makes us become excuse experts all of a sudden. We could talk for days, weeks on why we can’t do something all because fear said we can’t.
This is even worse when you are sitting at home in front of your computer screen and knowing that to sell your products people need to see them. The biggest step is putting your images either on your own shop or uses an online marketplace. Once there you know what needs to happen, you need to get traffic flowing to your products. However are you ready for others to see what you created when you have been used to just your friends and family seeing them?.
Don’t let fear stop you from sharing
You can cry out ” I need traffic,” but are you saying that and acting upon it or are you merely crying wolf. Fear can stop you in your tracks and make you doubt what big steps you have already made. You could have your product images displayed on a marketplace and become used to that environment So much so that you forget that there’s another world outside this marketplace community. Fear will tell you to stay put, for its comfortable and you are used to that. Those in your community understand what its like to sell and grow your business so why to look elsewhere. The marketplace is bringing in customers so why venture outside this protected circle. Fear will keep you saying and thinking of good excuses to why you can’t venture outside. Excuses to why you should depend on the promotion of the marketplace website. Excuses for why saying I need traffic is enough. Fear makes you truly believe these excuses are real. It’s the same if you have a website, people need to know you are there, that takes work. continued work but fear can make you keep that business website to yourself.
Share your passion, others deserve to see it
You have a beautiful gift, that you need to share with the world. No one else can share your gift, only you. It’s your purpose to share with the world what you have created, so they can have it in their world too. When fear comes to hold you back you need to think of those who deserve to see your work and move forward, no matter how hard it may seem. It’s hard putting yourself and your creations out there.
It’s time for you to look within yourself and see those excuses for what they really are.
- Fears way of holding you back.
- Fears way of making you comfortable with what you have & not what you can attain & achieve.
- Fears way of saying you doubt yourself so I’m protecting you
So when fear comes a visiting and it will, I want you to say
“I acknowledge your fear but I will not make you stop me”
When you feel fear, you are progressing forward, out of your comfort zone. It’s the new and the unknown that is getting your heart pumping. Use that adrenalin to step on fear and expose yourself to the new.
When fear rising up for me I read the following poem. I heard this poem as a speech by Nelson Mandela and it was so powerful. Then I heard it in the following films The Spelling Bee and Coach Carter. Every time I hear it or read it, it seems to become more powerful and enables me to squash fear. I have a printed copy of this poem on my wall in my bedroom by my mirror The mirror I look into every morning alongside another statement, which I will share via email [you will need to be on my brilliant people list to get it :)].
Read this powerful poem about what fear should make you think, act and do. In the end, I have created a printable version for you to download, print and pin somewhere in your home where you will always see it. You will never get bored of this powerful poem make it be your morning read and use its power to make you squash fear when it comes to stopping you in your tracks.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?’
Actually who are you not to be?
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There is nothing enlightening about shrinking, so that people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are born to manifest the glory that is written within us; it is in everyone.
As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
By Marianne Williamson
To download this poem & pin it to your wall, simply click the image below.
Below share with me your answers to the following:
1: When was the last time fear stopped you in your tracks
2: How did you overcome that fear [share even if you did not]