Today I realized I had been letting fear hold me back.
I needed to call a prospective client to arrange our next step – and I had hesitated.
When I called, he said he wanted to help his people work more effectively through constant change.
"Well," I thought, "I'm amazing at helping teams do just that. What was I so hesitant about?"
Getting Over Your Fear
Why did I hesitate? What was in the way of my taking action?
It was simply a limiting belief: “He might not see the value of my work.”
Total B.S. = a Belief System. Thinking that has become a habit.
Your negative beliefs (“this won’t work,”) are repetitive thoughts you keep thinking.
Just because you think a thought, does not mean it is true. Negative thinking is a habit you can break.
Your power is in acting to create a better result.
Your 2 steps to becoming fearless:
1. Act – do the thing you fear – NOW. By acting you overcome your fear. DO IT NOW.
Use GIT - “Give It Ten” (10 minutes) to get it done:
- Set a timer for 10 minutes.
- Do what you fear – do the work, take the action – NOW – focus 100% on it.
- When the timer goes off, re-set it, and keep going, work to get it done.
2. Recognize your fear – what is it? Is it a situation, person, thing? Write it down = self-awareness.
Self-awareness is essential as a leader. It frees you from repeating mistakes that hold you back.
When you ACT you get to a new level of self-confidence, self-esteem, and success.
You feel great. You create a new habit – acting vs. procrastinating – which empowers you.
“Do the thing you fear most, and the death of fear is certain.” Mark Twain
Paula Guilfoyle is a Speaker and Consultant on The Mindset & Behaviors for effective leadership and teamwork.
Her company, Claim Leadership, helps teams get back on track during extreme change and disruption. Using simple tools from her GAP Formula, she teaches teams to become more positive, focused, and productive. Work gets done, clients are satisfied; turnover is reduced, and teams are successful and engaged. Her clients include Coca-Cola, Lowe’s, Microsoft, and Accenture.
Paula: 704-906-8045 (call/text with name please) firstname.lastname@example.org
Consultant – Transforming Teams
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