479. Expert Interview: Why Facing Your Fears Will Propel Your Business to the Next Level
Jessica Olmon is a business attorney who founded her own law firm, Vero Law Group, and built it from a garage home business to an ocean-view, Santa Monica operation, servicing over 400 clients since inception in 2011. Her passion is to help entrepreneurs find success and freedom through their business and she does this through her law firm, as a mentor and through her entrepreneur success program, Course Corrected.
Why Facing Your Fears Will Propel Your Business to the Next Level
Anytime you are growing a business—and we could even expand that topic out to wanting something new in your life—by definition you are stepping into doing things that are unfamiliar and new. This can be anything from scary to complete terror. What we’re really talking about is why those things are so scary, and also why this fear is actually part of the growth and change that most of us really want.
Why Is This Important?
“The first step is becoming aware of the fear. You may have a little idea in the back of your mind that you are afraid of something, but fear can show up as procrastination, or in having a thousand things on your to-do list, busily working on all of them, so that it seems like the opposite of procrastination. But you may not be focusing on the things that will give you the change that you want. So, the first step is to become aware of it, recognize it as fear, and face it.”
What Are the Key Lessons Learned Here?
“After you recognize your fear, the next step is to disarm it. It’s easy to have many worst-case scenarios floating around in your mind. Put your thoughts down in writing. In one column, write down the worst that could happen. In the next column, write what you can do to minimize each of those scenarios. In the last column, assume that those dreaded scenarios happened and write down how you could get back to where you are now. By putting all these scenarios down on paper, they are not owning your mind anymore. You see things clearly and can ask yourself if this is something you still want to pursue. Make a decision about it.”
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