One simple tip to fight the fear

One simple tip to fight the fear

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”

Dale Carnegie

I was chatting tonight with a friend who’s starting a business. She’s come from working corporate jobs for 20 years, and left due to burn-out and wanting to spend more time with her family.

She had a business idea before finishing work, but now she’s fighting that little voice that says she needs to go back and get a job. Just in case. Here’s the thing, she doesn’t need the money and she doesn’t really enjoy the work any more. 

The problem she’s having is that she’s scared that the business will fail and the words keep playing over in her head.

I have a business too, I’ve suffered from the same little voice. What if it fails? What if it fails? What if it fails?  

The trick I’ve used over the years to ward off those times when you the fear has you searching the job boards, is to think about the most productive use of your time. We’re agreeing that you want the business to succeed.

So instead of looking for a job (that you don’t want anyway), spend that same amount of energy doing something to promote or further your business. Or even just learn a skill that will help you in your business. Do something that makes your business ship go faster.

How do you fight the fear?

PS. If you need help to get going, check out Mel Robbins and her 5 second rule.