When’s the last time you did something that really, really scared you?
In this video, I share a story about a time I did something I was terrified of, and what you can learn from my experience.
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This one really hits home for me, Carmen. Launching my business itself was insanely scary but you’re so right: the greatest personal and professional growth came about for me when I pushed through that fear and did it anyway.
Your story also illustrates how important it is to surround ourselves with the right people, who aren’t going to allow us to be content with so-so but will push us (the way Pam pushed you) to take it to the next level. The company we keep makes a huge difference in our willingness to pursue the terrifying (but awesome!) things. I’ll remember your vid next time I’m waffling:)
Hey Annika, you make such a great point about surrounding yourself with the right people. That’s so true! If the folks around me had said “yeah it’s not a good idea, don’t do it,” things would have turned out very differently. Thanks for the insights, and I can’t really imagine you waffling. 🙂
This was so timely for me right now as I’m entering into the big-time marketing phase for my first Wilderness Retreat. It was so helpful to hear about your situation that was SO PUBLIC and how you got through it. This was just the boost, the tipping point I needed right this minute to get back to the emails I need to write and send to folks inviting them to not only come on the retreat but promote it. EEEEEK!
Hey Maira, I’m so glad this video came at such a great time for you! Take a deep breath, have confidence in yourself, and go launch that retreat! 🙂 I’m sure it’ll be a smashing success!
It fits in perfectly with what i’m trying to acheive at the moment getting back into blogging. I dropped it due to other commitments and now realized how much dedication it actually takes – something I don’t want to get caught up in. 🙁
I’ve found doing the things your scared most effective (so you don’t avoid it) if you go and forcefully put yourself in a situation where you just have to go and do something – [ Sit on a bus with a laptop and start working, force yourself to keep going to the end ] 😉
Hi Peter, if you’re a new blogger, putting yourself out there can definitely be a scary thing. But if you can maintain a consistent posting schedule, that will help a lot in terms of building your audience. Glad you stopped by, and I see we have a mutual friend in Mars Dorian! 🙂