Network Marketing: How To Overcome Fear
Have you ever struggled from fear in your life?
Fear can be absolutely crippling. It can stop you from doing amazing things in life, it can just completely paralyze you from moving forward in your life.
I’m going to share with you my experiences with fear and how I’ve learned to overcome it in life and in business.
Fear is one of the biggest reasons people don’t end up being successful in any business. They allow it to stop them.
I know it’s easier said than done to overcome your fear. But you really can if you want to.
I wanted to share with you something I hear people say that makes so much sense. Fear is false evidence that appears real. If you think about it, it’s true.
Fear can appear real or it can appear not real. I recently had a situation where I was hiking with my son and everything was going great. We were on this path with my two dogs and all’s good. Then all of a sudden, I look over and on one side, I noticed that it is thousands of feet down.
All of a sudden, that road that seemed just fine before and was wide enough became so small and it was unbelievable how quick my legs started to shake, my stomach started to cringe, my hands were just, oh my god, sweaty, my heart was beating.
It’s like I went into an instant state of fear. It’s because I allowed myself to say, “I am scared of heights.” So, anytime I get in a situation where there’s heights, I get scared.
I remember another time when the same thing happened to me but I handled it differently. I was actually with my son, same son, at a hockey retreat where we were doing team building and there was a zip wire. You had to climb 20 – 30 feet across, then you walked across this little bitty wire thing. I was connected to a strap, but it didn’t matter I was still terrified. I’m still 20 – 30 feet up, I’m walking across thin wire, and I have to walk 30 feet across to then get on a plank where I have to jump.
I don’t know how high I was at that point, 40 – 50 feet, knowing that I’m going to be hundreds of feet up flying across the forest to land on the other end.
I’m terrified of heights and you want me to do this? I start climbing up those stairs. Again, heart beats, the whole thing.
But this time I have 20 kids from the hockey team screaming you can do it. I’m the hockey mom, so I’m supposed to be cool and controlled. They’re yelling, “Come on, Miss Sinden. You can do this. Come on. You can do it.”
I’m like, “Oh my god.” I wanted to go down so bad, but I thought, “What am I going to teach these kids? They know I’m scared. If I bail, I’ve just taught them it’s okay to be scared.” The whole idea of this day was about team building and lifting each other.
I pushed forward. I went up the stairs, I went across, I got to the other side, and I told the guys at the other said, I said, “Just push me. They said we can’t. You have to jump. I closed my eyes and jumped, and when I opened my eyes It was the most exhilarating experience I have ever had. I forgot about the height, I forgot about my fear, and I just had a blast.
That’s why with fear you have to push through it, no matter how scary it is, no matter what feelings you start having, you have to move forward.
You can’t allow fear to cripple you from doing things because you know what? You’re just going to miss out on some of the greatest things in life.
Network marketing’s the same thing. We get scared and I think sometimes we get scared because we worry about other people’s opinions.
My mentors always say, “If you buy other people’s opinion, you have to buy their lifestyle.” I don’t want most of my friends’ lifestyle. I want something great, amazing, different.
I was just at church today and they talked about that God created us to have an amazing life, not to just be content or be okay, but amazing. That’s what I want.
I’m not going to let fear in any case ever stop me.
In Network Marketing, don’t let your fear of the phone, fear of what people think, fear of getting uncomfortable or anything else stop you from jumping.
If you do, what’s on the other side is an amazing, amazing life for you.
So, I would encourage you, whatever your fear is, go face it. Do it today. Figure out just one thing that you’re scared of, whether it’s heights or something else and just face the fear because it’s not real. It’s just false evidence appearing real.
I hoped this helps you on how to overcome your fear.
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Thanks so much for taking time to spend with me and I look forward to seeing you on the inside.