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.)