Do you find fear preventing you from going after that big contract, or leaving you speechless at that big meeting?
So what should you remember before you tackle your fears and unlock your true potential?
- Give your fear a name – Instead of thinking of your fear in generalised terms, sit and write down what you’re afraid of. By putting it into words, your brain will immediately begin to come up with alternative solutions or plans to combat the fear.
- Take a deep breath – Whilst you undoubtedly should confront your fears, it’s always best to leave a little time to think through the best course of action. Take a deep breath and tell yourself that any decision made on a whim will most probably not benefit you as much in the long run as one that has been well considered.
- Don’t step outside of the box, make it bigger – Staying with what is familiar will only get you as far as you’ve always been able to get. Seek out opportunities to make your own box bigger; take risks and stretch yourself and you’ll be open to stronger results than ever before.
- Fear = chemical – Although fear evolved to keep us safe, remember that all fear really is just some chemicals flooding your brain following the introduction of a stimulus. If you are in a situation where a stimulus has been introduced, just remember that those chemicals can’t judge what you’re afraid of, only you can.
To find out more about combatting fears that are limiting your business potential, contact Alan today.