As business owners, we are so full of ideas and creative thoughts whether we are a new or we have been at it for a considerable period of time.
Most of us especially when starting out have a need for perfection. In fact, we could be called recovering perfectionists once we realize what is sabotaging our progress in business.
That is certainly what I have experienced. The quest for collecting and taking in new information. You know the proverbial shiny object syndrome. I certainly have experienced those business delays and fears. I have not met anyone who is creating a vision or change that has not had terrifying moments or sleepless nights.
It is really not our fault. It’s the way we have been wired and the endless experiences that we have had some conscious and some subconscious that runs our decisions and actions. Our reptilian brain is trying to keep us safe and it shouts at us where and where not to tread.
So what are we to do? We often feel stuck and the fear can be so tricky and devastating. I have seen it in age groups that range from college grads all the way up to baby boomers. When we want to make a change and step up, it can be crippling and terrifying.
A few things that have helped me is to remember no matter what level you are in business, when you step up, the fear is going to kick in. The more you step up the more aware you become of the patterns, and you also have a bank of experiences to build on. But it’s also easy to isolate and spin in your head. Support in a mentor and or a Master Mind group is not only wise but vital. There is also valuable information that is presented and we have a choice to learn and embrace or hide and run.
How do we integrate this knowledge and insight to start to move towards our goals and vision for our lives? One of the ways that I deal with fear is exploring my past traumas big and small and using tapping (EFT) to honor what comes up. The stress response is wired into our energy system. You can track it through each Chakra and it’s an amazing process. The chakra centers hold 7 levels of consciousness and they have enlightening information about our deep issues including safety, trust, deep desires and self-compassion.
Are you making a change or thinking about making a change but you feel stuck, terrified and hopeless?
Here are a few tips and actions you can take:
Being kind to yourself as you build your business or new endeavor is how you help others.