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How to respond to situations when facing fear

Over the past 2 weeks, I have been talking about fear. In particular, I have spoken to fear in the context of starting a business. I have had quite a bit of feedback indicating that this is a very real and regular challenge.

I also believe that it is not what we know that determines our momentum, but what we do with what we know.

Here then are some more “tools” to apply when you are fearful. I trust that one or some of these will be helpful in helping you to respond, rather than react when facing fear.

How to respond to situations when you are fearful.

  1. Do something. Anything.                                                                                                                                                                           Fear feeds on
  2. Make a decision. Let go of the belief that you can’t make a choice until you are certain of the outcome.                                Fear feeds on
  3. Imagine the very worst thing that could happen, and decide what you would do if it did happen.                                           Fear feeds on the unknown.
  4. Imagine the very best thing that could happen, and how you would feel if it did happen.                                                          Fear feeds on feelings of unworthiness
  5. Say “anything is possible”, instead of “this is not possible”                                                                                                                Fear feeds on feelings of impossibility.
  6. Say “I can” and “why not” instead of “ I cannot”                                                                                                                                   Fear feeds on negativity
    1. Look for truth instead of hiding from facts.                                                                                                                                Fear feeds on
  7. Take in air instead of holding your breath.                                                                                                                                            Fear feeds on
  8. Embrace mistakes instead of pretending that you won’t make any.                                                                                                 Fear feeds on protectionism
  9. Take one step today instead of waiting to run a marathon tomorrow.                                                                                            Fear feeds on waiting for the right time.

 PS: Let me know if you have some tips or ways that have worked for you. Your story may be just the thing that will encourage others to grow.

Growing strong businesses and resilient entrepreneurs.

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