Whatever “good reasons” you may have for not fully embracing your Soul Purpose, not marketing yourself, not creating that next financial breakthrough, not increasing your rates, not having the time to invest in your business, not hiring support, not investing in a business coach or mentor … it all boils down to fear.
Here’s the two big fears that seem to be at the root of everything that holds us back:
1. Fear of failure.
2. Fear of what other people will think.
It always comes back to these two fears.
So let’s resolve these fears once and for all, shall we?
You really, really don’t need to allow these fears to stop you from achieving your heart’s desires. You know why?
They are 100% guaranteed to happen.
Yes, these fears are absolutely going to become your reality.
You will fail. Lots of times. You’re going to make mistakes. Some are going to be small and frustrating and known only to you. Others are going to be highly public, and are going to cost you tons of time, money, and will probably be highly embarrassing to you.
I fail dozens of times each week. From failing to render video into the appropriate format (that one falls into the small and frustrating category) to completely underestimating a training process (horribly time-consuming AND quite public), I fail constantly.
We all do. Heck, if you’re on Ali Brown’s email list, you would have received an elaborate apology email just last week for some sort of debacle that happened during one of her launches. Business is full of failures.
And somehow, in spite of all these failures, we’re all still here. The world keeps turning, the sun keeps rising, and we learn to do it better next time. You’re guaranteed to fail. So we can take that off the list of things that are holding you back, right? Because failure is an inevitable part of creating success.
Let’s tackle the fear that seems to paralyze so many of us – the fear of what other people will think. Because we care so much about what other people will think, don’t we?
Well, I have more good news for you.
Tons of people won’t like you. Many will think you’re crazy, under-qualified, won’t agree with what you teach, think of you as undeserving of your success, think of you as “competition,” think you charge too much, think you charge too little, think you over-deliver, think you under-deliver, think that you’re only in it for the money, see you as a fraud, or simply not like the way you talk, or dress, or style your hair.
People will judge you. And if you reach out to enough people, you are sure to piss at least a few of them off in a big way.
It’s going to happen. I guarantee it.
You are going to fail, and lots of people will think very negative things about you.
Neither will actually kill you.
You really have to ask yourself whether you want to do your Purpose badly enough. Do you want it enough to accept that there will be failure, and people will judge you?
Perhaps you’re okay with sitting on your death bed, thinking to yourself: “Well, I didn’t accomplish what I wanted. But at least I got here safely, and I didn’t piss too many people off along the way.”
My suggestion is that you go out and fail at something. Seriously. Make a total fool out of yourself, and while you’re at it, make people point and stare. You just may find that you’ve set yourself free.
To your infinite abundance,
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