You are about to launch a new business adventure. You’re ready. You want this. The question is: What’s holding you back?
Most often, it’s fear. Fear comes in different forms, but it is the most common cause of delay…it holds us back in both business and in life.
One way to get past this is to confront it, head-on…and practice fearlessness! So, today’s DO IT NOW exercise:
Below are three mini exercises that will break the habit of fear, and help to bring out the most bold and brave you. Our dare to you today is to do at least two of the three (or all!):
- Write down ONE thing you’d love to do…something that takes a LOT of guts…and do it today. For example, last week a friend of mine got over her fear, picked up the phone, and started calling friends and family for a business investment. Asking for money is never easy, and it was really hard for her, but she did it. And guess what, it worked!
- Do something embarrassing in public. Examples include: Wear something bizarre that catches stares, sit cross-legged in the middle of a busy sidewalk and just stare straight ahead, or stand on the corner and sing the national anthem. Choose your crazy! Whatever you do, its got to be BOLD…and last at least five minutes. Sounds unfruitful? Try it once, or do it weekly…it is exhilarating!
- Try a new meditation for ONE week. Before the mediation, write on a paper your biggest fear or challenge, and also the breakthrough you need. Let that breakthrough be your intention for the meditation for one week…and watch the transformation begin! (If you need help with this exercise, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll happily send you our free guided meditation guide for entrepreneurs!)
By doing these exercises once or often, you’ll begin to break down barriers, care less about what others think of you, and make progress on goals that you’ve been holding back on. You are an entrepreneur, you are a business owner with big dreams, you are a dreamer. You’ll do whatever it takes to succeed – now let’s get started!