In the Face of Fear

The mantra of Acceler8Success Group is to act swiftly, act decisively, make it happen, and make it count.

So, how does one do so in the face of fear?

“There’s nothing to fear but fear itself” is a very true statement. Unfortunately, that may be easy to comprehend but it’s not easy to act upon. Fear in hearing no makes the salesperson drag out the sales process. Heck, maybe is better than no is actually the justification.

However, the longer the salesperson hangs onto maybe the more time is wasted — time that could be used on realizing other opportunities including actually closing other sales. Of course, there are similar situations outside sales.

Doing nothing when a definitive decision is necessary is often due to fear in making the wrong decision. Not asking a question because of fear the answer is not what you want to hear. Fear causes wrong decisions, procrastination and so many different things that are certainly not progressive or proactive.

Typically, it starts a domino effect of reacting and like dominoes, once they start toppling over it’s difficult to stop the momentum… and quickly, it gets away from you. So, realize your fears, act decisively and move forward, but don’t let fear paralyze you.

Conquering Fear

Fear can only be realized as we’re able to admit being scared. It’s only with that admission and realization that we can work through fear and hopefully, overcome it. As fear is such a strong emotion that easily grips the soul, it takes time and patience to overcome such a grip. Little by little, fear can be replaced by courage gained from confidence that fear is just a challenge to be conquered.

Although, conquering fear does not have to be done alone. Instead, collaborative efforts aligned with common goals truly exemplify the phrase, ‘strength in numbers’ and it’s that strength that will make it easier to defeat fear. Easier said than done? Possibly, but the alternative is being overwhelmed by fear and that, we recognize, is not living…

Talk to a friend or a colleague today about your fears. Doing so will go a long way toward realizing that there truly is nothing to fear but fear itself.

Conquering Fears to Becoming an Entrepreneur

Have you ever dreamt of becoming an entrepreneur?

If you answered yes, what’s stopping you?

If it’s because you’re scared, then you’ve got company. Fear is the most common reason people fail to start their own businesses. Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, or fear of losing the steady income from their day job.

Of course, there’s a good reason for all of these fears. Around 50 percent of small businesses fail within five years, so it’s no wonder people hesitate to pursue their dreams of entrepreneurship.

Making the decision to become a full-time entrepreneur and go “all in” on my startup was one of the hardest but most rewarding experiences of my life. If you’ve got big ideas for a business but fear is holding you back, read about some steps you can take to move past those worries and start your entrepreneurial journey HERE.

“Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.” Benjamin Franklin

Have a great day. Make it happen. Make it count!