Fear is cripling but I honestly believe that having fear you do not acknowledge is an even bigger obstacles and be even more cripling. For the past two years I have been planning my coaching business. I have taken online courses, gotten certified as a life & wellness coach, taught myself graphic design, planned, reorganized my to do list but have never actually launched my coaching programs or even put feelers out there. I recently spoke with a business advisor in my city who helped me realize I was stopping myself but why?
I was fearful. I had taken all this time to plan and create this amazing business but I was fearful! When I asked myself what I was fearful of it became clear. I was fearful of failure, disappointment, judgement and disdain. Then I thought, none of these things had happened yet. I was creating obstacles and was in my own way. I started thinking what would happen if these thing did happen?? Would I die? The answer was no. I know I am smart, resourceful and determined person; so what is failure happened. I can always make changes, tweak things and ask for feedback. I would never know success of failure until I put myself out there.
This conversation was about a week ago and it lit a fire under my ass. Since then I have announced that my online store has offically launched (it was ready about 2 weeks prior). I have also spoken with some amazing women about collaborating on our upcoming events, fear and we will actually be having our first Coffee Meet Up this Saturday. There are so many amazing things coming in the next months. Since I realzied I am in my own wag I have been working on retraining my brain.
One huge eye opener was that comparison and fear work hand in hand. I was fearful of failing short, being laughed at or not being taken seriously. Sitting on Instagram with no purpose scrolling through timelines of coaches like myself can be constructive and diabolical at the same time, it depends on the place you are coming from. I was comparing my journey to others but I had no clue about there stories, experiences, or their background. I had to constantly remind myself that what you is only the highlight reels. Once i stopped comparing and came from a place of wanting to learn more, inspiration and motivation, I was not comparing myself as much. It is not something that happens overnight but you have tk keep at it.
One huge step I have taken it to understand and appreciate email marketing and MailChimp. It took a couple days but I am happy to announce that as of today free printables are available for download. Sign up to stay in the know as well as lets get organized and kick ass. I am also planning our launch party and am looking to launch or coaching programs very soon. A lot is coming together, I am working at a higher vibe and am excited about being successful.
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Do not let fear stol you from experiencing life, being fabulous and building the business you want. What are you fearful of and how will you overcome it.