Getting Out There in a Big Way – Is Fear Holding You back?

By , Founder of (Previously

Solo-E Certified Solo Entrepreneur Expert

Fabienne Fredrickson - Founder of (Previously

Are you holding yourself back from stepping things up and thinking bigger?

Whether you are just starting to build your business or making $500,000 a year, the fear of getting out there can get in your way. If you want your company to grow, then you have to be willing to take risks, be seen, and even encounter rejection. When you avoid these hurdles, you simply inhibit your ability to grow.

At times your next step has been in the back of your mind for years, but the very thought of it stops you cold. Or you just got an inspired idea and were surprised when you froze thinking about going for it. Either way, you are not the only one. I’ve been there too, and at each new level o f my business, I find this coming up again.

What can you do to get past this limiting fear?

Write down your big goal
I recommend writing down what the big goal is. Then write down all the related obstacles that come up about getting out there and making your goal come to life.

Do some research
Maybe you don’t know enough about your next steps and that is stopping you in your tracks. For this, you can do some research to learn what you need to do. For example, making up a speaker sheet to get more gigs. Getting more information can help you get unstuck at times.

Examine your fears
Or, you may have fears like:

• Being criticized
• Being too visible
• Speaking in public
• Feeling exposed
• Failure

All of these fears bring up a reluctance to getting out there. It probably feels safer to fit in, not stand out and keep the status quo then to get out there and let your brilliance shine for all to see.

Let them say what they will
You want to say to yourself, “Let them say what they will. I’ve got big brownies to get out there in a big way. I have a message to share and I don’t care if anyone ridicules me.” Tell yourself that you are not supposed to work with those who criticize you. Instead, focus on the person who sees your bravery or foolery, feels inspired by it and will be changed by what you do. That person might say, “You know what? I resonate with that woman!”

Don’t squander your divine gifts
The trick is to look beyond yourself and think about your ideal clients, those people who are up at night with 3am sweats. You have to get out there to help them and share your brownies. If you don’t do this, you are actually being stingy with the gifts you were given–stingy with the divine gifts that can change people’s lives.

Your Client Attraction Assignment?

What fears are holding you back? Be honest with yourself – it’s the only way to work through these limitations. Boil it down to the one thing that is really getting in your way. Then remember your divine gifts and move past the reluctance. Countless people will thank you once you do.

Fabienne Fredrickson is the founder of Boldheart® and (formerly The Client Attraction Business School and Originally celebrated for the creation of The Client Attraction System®, Fabienne’s company has repeatedly been ranked by Inc. magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. She is the author of the upcoming book, The Leverage Mindset: How overwhelmed 6-figure business owners reach 7 figures (and gain their life back).

© Copyright 2013 Fabienne Fredrickson
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