Ever held back from doing something you really wanted to accomplish because of fear? No matter where we are going or what we are doing, fear is always going to be a part of our lives. Fear is powerful, so we should face it and use it as a teacher instead of letting it control our lives. Fear should not prevent us from moving forward toward our dreams.
There is a great deal of fear involved when it comes to starting a business, growing it, and moving it to the next level. And even if you already conquered fear the first time you do something new, that same sense of fear may return a second or third, or fourth time; you still have to DO IT. Whether it is establishing a new business relationship, submitting a proposal, negotiating a contract, hiring team members, or having difficult conversations with staff or clients.
Your support system, which consists of family, friends, and team members, plays a vital role in and has a significant impact on your success. Having someone on your journey who believes in your abilities is so much better than having to deal with it alone, especially during difficult times. You can take bold and courageous action when you are committed to your goals. Sometimes you need cheerleaders, a push, or just internal resolve to do the hard and fabulous things you need to do. Determine what you need and ask for it.
Focus on the journey, not the destination, as the joy is in what you learn and experience along the way. There are things to learn along the way, sights to see, and points of view that you would not have access to in any other circumstance. Fear can be a propellant or a prison. I chose to use it as a propellant – what will you choose?
About the Show:
Women Thriving in Business features candid unscripted conversations with entrepreneurs, business experts, authors, and academics aimed at contributing to business success. This weekly show provides interviews with business leaders who have built, grown, and are thriving in business. Nikki A. Rogers, host of the show, also discusses achievements, lessons learned, and advice for aspiring business owners to develop the mindset, strategies, and connections necessary to thrive in business. Whether you are just starting or you have been in business for decades, WTiB offers inspiration, strategies, and resources to help you THRIVE in business.
About the Host:
Nikki is a strategist and transformation coach who believes life is too short not to do what you love. She is passionate about helping entrepreneurs build sustainable companies and supports business leaders in developing the mindset, strategy, and connections to create thriving businesses and build legacy wealth.
Nikki is the CEO of The Bladen Group and an alumna of North Carolina A&T State University and UNC-Chapel Hill.
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