“I am afraid it will fail” This was a comment from one of my recent posts. Many people have a dream, an idea, a product, or a business and they get buried in the research phase and then when they have researched every piece they possibly can, fear grips them and then.. frozen. Yea of course you’re frozen because you’ve read so many articles and studied so much that now your head is filled with every “But I, what if it crashes, maybe no one will like it, I may loose everything” and other fearful thoughts that always surface anytime you are ready to try something new.
Do you want to know the dirty little secret most entrepreneurs won’t tell you? I know you do so here it is. They are scared out of their ridiculous minds too! Yes they / we are. The only difference is that they push through those fears to create a really cool new business or product or service. Here’s the deal. When I was preparing to get my baby product created ( which is currently in prototype phase) I flipped out. When I thought about all of the money for manufacturing, a patent, a lawyer to write that patent, where I would sell it, how I would sell it, if It even would sell, I just wanted to quit before I even started. And oh yea it was scary. Real freakin scary. So this is what I did. I didn’t think about the 100 steps I needed to take. Because let me tell you each time I did I just slid down the wall in a big ole slumpy pile with more thoughts then a girl should have dancing on my head. Instead of that I decided on purpose to only think about the ONE step in front of me. I would just do the one thing I knew to do and then I would do the next thing.
I’m not saying you don’t have a plan because of course you do. I am saying that if you take the first step many times the next step will be made clear. I have a new mantra for life and my business: “The process will guide your way.” Basically as you take one step the next one will be revealed.
So if you’re as scared as watching old Friday the 13th movies late in bed when you’re home alone, well that’s OK and it’s totally natural. Well maybe not watching the horror movie thing, I don’t watch those, but the being scared part. Every single entrepreneur goes through the same exact feeling. Well most do. But push past those scaries and do it anyway. There is a great Martina McBride song I’m going to include the video here. She says “Do it Anyway.”
Whatever it is that you have in your heart to do, even if fear tries to bug it’s eyes at you, Do it Anyway.
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