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FEAR not! Being Scared is OK!

FEAR not! Being Scared is OK!

There is an element to business people don't often talk about: the fears that come with learning new skills, perfecting processes and even working toward an envisioned life. What's the secret to miti…
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“Just as he knew it would.”

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While watching the following TED Talk shared by Grizwald Grim (which Carey G Butler originally sha…
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FEAR not! Being Scared is OK!

There is an element to business people don’t often talk about: the fears that come with learning new skills, perfecting processes and even working toward an envisioned life.

What’s the secret to mitigating such worries? Simply change what you say to yourself!

Instead of: “I’m not good enough too….”

  • Try: “Let’s try this and see what happens….”

Rather than: “How am I going to come across?”

  • Think: “I’ll watch and listen before saying anything to get a feel for the group.”

Certain triggers elicit fearful reactions. Knowing the causes will help identify what is happening before emotion takes over. (Emotions happen for a reason; embracing those feelings, however, is very different than being ruled by them.)

Learn to speak kindly to yourself and trust your inner voice. Remember, gentleness grows self-confidence!

This Women in Business Today video starts the conversation with Meloney Hall, Kittie Walker and I:

What are your thoughts and ideas surrounding business-related fears?

Entrepreneurship as Lifestyle

Boxes are terrific fun when tearing off wrapping paper to uncover a surprise. Other types of boxes aren’t so great when a person is figuratively stuck inside, forever static. But circumstances can change: the choice of how to show up is one’s own. When working as much as – or more than – sleeping, anContinue Reading

“Just as he knew it would.”

While watching the following TED Talk shared by Grizwald Grim (which Carey G Butler originally shared with me), I remembered the last line of Ruth Krauss’ The Carrot Seed – which is also the title of this article. Letting go of what the world (and the self) thinks creates a space for celebration of whatContinue Reading

Why YOU should be aware of consumer awareness!

In a highly competitive arena, grasping a potential customer’s awareness of your activities (products, services, marketing, communications, etc.) is vital. Why? Because a clear understanding will enable solid prediction of people’s actions…and that will help determine the direction of business plans in order to secure their loyalty!

Search…Engage…Connect!

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Since its debut in 2005, YouTube has enabled people across many walks of life to create fantastic content for anyone willing to try new things. Toy reviews, comedy sketches, music videos, how to tie ties…the opportunities are endless. However, many don’t view YouTube as a fluid, dynamic service that can help develop business. In 2014, howContinue Reading

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When following “the norm,” your actions essentially match everyone else’s. But what ideas might surface when recognizing and then setting aside the norm to explore unbridled? Sparkling Messages… …come from thinking, thinking and then thinking some more. A natural progression, the process occurs after exploring for information, networking or learning. Only later when walking, exercising,Continue Reading

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Lots of opinions exist regarding the whens, hows and whats behind entrepreneurial endurance. Chris Brogan’s expectation is that everything on earth will move and change for him. Why? Willing to see the world as it is for himself, Brogan thinks “if you can’t do it right…do it weird,” and make all the resulting actions look cool.Continue Reading

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Prepare to Network Networking in person is an art! Finding the groove that works for you takes continuous practice. Susan Finch is the dynamic and sassy host of Sales Lead Management Association Radio. She invited me to chat about networking at events, conferences and in the most unexpected places on a show entitled “I don’tContinue Reading