WHAT IF I FAIL?
What if I fail? It’s the questions that every entrepreneur asks
As an entrepreneur and business owner, it’s really hard to stay focused and positive all the time.
Mindset is crucial to ensure that you stay on top of your game…
Otherwise, those paralysing thoughts can creep in: What if it won’t work? What if I fail? What if I’m not good enough?
These thoughts race through my head – and my client’s heads – on a weekly basis.
The trick is learning to MANAGE your thinking and choose what you think about.
So how do you go from the paralysis of fear of taking action?
Here are a few tips that I’ve learned along the way in building both a 7-figure Airbnb property and renovation company. AND a coaching business.
1. TAKE ACTION!
The secret of being successful is to take action even when you think you can’t do it. Move beyond the comfort zone. Also, do the thing that scares you. Even if you think you can’t do it or what if I fail. We are ALL BLAGGING AT LIFE.
When you feel really down, and things in your personal life are overwhelming you professionally. Then give yourself space to have a head funk. Do something you love. Go for a yoga class. And Go for a run or just enjoy the sunshine and the outdoors.
Don’t sit home being miserable. In addition, being an entrepreneur means that you can schedule your time around you flexibly.
2. CHANGE YOUR STATE
When you need a quick pep-talk, watch some Wayne Dyer or Tony Robbins on YouTube and you’ll immediately change your thinking. And when you change your state, you can immediately start achieving all those things that you didn’t think you could do.
Listening to a podcast is a great way to change state. I love Carrie Green’s podcast to get me going when I want to hide.
Or jump up and down on the spot as you do an exercise DVD. Do something that will take you out of your funk.
3. GIVE YOURSELF 30 MINUTES:
Sometimes we all think you can’t do something and procrastinate. We then faff and make coffee, and clean the house, and do the ironing. Also, watch that thing you’ve been meaning to watch. Just say to yourself, I’ll do it for 30 minutes. I can do 30 minutes.
Suddenly you’re in the flow and you’re on the way. You can achieve a hell of a lot in 30 minutes (just look at this blog post ;-).
4. START MANIFESTING THE LIFE YOU WANT
Start envisaging your dream life! What would you do? How would you live?
Hollywood actor Jim Carey is a great believer in the power of positive thinking. Before The Mask he was a penniless actor/waiter. And he wrote out a cheque for a million dollars, which he stills carries it in his wallet. He went on to make millions in his successful film career pulling stupid faces. What he envisioned for his life came true.
I’ve written out cheques in my chequebook for £3,000,000 addressed to me. I don’t have that money in my bank account yet, but it’s on the way, thank you Universe (and Jim).
There’s plenty more to come, and I’d love you to join me in the multi-millionaire’s club! How much more exciting is it to think these thoughts. Rather than the tailspin of negativity that we can all get trapped in?
5. START VISUALISING:
Imagine what you would do if you could do one amazing thing that you’ve always dreamed of doing. What would it feel like? How would it smell like? What would you wear? Where would you eat?
Imagine yourself there speaking, and being yourself. Think about this often, and start believing it will come true. It’s amazing what can happen if we manifest a new way for us.
When I was broke and broken, and pretty flipping miserable, I imagined a better life. I believed that something was going to change, and it did. In fact, I met my lovely husband, and things began to shift rapidly and wonderfully.
Believe that your entrepreneurial journey is in flow, and you are super successful.
Start believing that you are FLIPPING FANTASTIC, and you can BLOODY DO IT. Finally, start creating your dream life.
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