“I’m too afraid!” Joanie exclaimed.
“Too afraid of what?” I asked her.
“Well, what if I can’t do this? What if I can’t create my business the way I want to?”
“What if you can?” I said.
Joanie was silent. And I waited while she started to move away from fear and into faith.
“Wow,” she finally said. “I never thought of it like that.”
Years ago, when I started my business, I lived in that space. I was really afraid that I couldn’t create the business I dreamed of.
I was afraid of so many things. Afraid I couldn’t build my business. Afraid I couldn’t attract clients. Afraid I couldn’t deliver. Afraid I couldn’t speak in front of prople. Afraid I couldn’t make any money.
And as I developed one business skill after another, I realized that building a business is really about stepping out of fear and stepping into faith. Over and over again.
Fear can stop you in your tracks from taking the action you desperately need to take. Whether the action is to connect with potential clients by making calls, or to create a teleseminar series, or to hire a mentor who can guide you as you build your business, fear is a powerful stopper.
And Faith, is a powerful “GO!”
Here’s why: when we listen to the voices in our heads that say “You can’t do this!” and “Who’s going to pay you that much money?!” and “What if people don’t like you?” and “What if you’re just kidding yourself?” and “That’s too much to invest in yourself!” and so on … we are living our lives as though those voices are the truth, instead of just a belief or fear or block.
We actually think it’s the truth!
And the more you pay attention to the voices, the more power they have. The more power they have, the more you listen to them. And the more you listen to them, the more you believe. That’s the ride to Crazy Land!
So how do you get off of it?
By saying to those voices “STOP! I will NOT listen to you! I WILL do this! I CAN do this! I don’t care what you say! I choose to have a different reality!”
And then go take action. Take action that is the opposite of what your fear and anxiety is saying.
Tell yourself “I am strong and capable. I can do this! I am always cared for by the Divine. I am always provided for by the Divine. I am always guided by the Divine to each perfect situation, person and conversation. Always.”
And then trust.
Trust that what you just affirmed is true.
When you do this, you shift from Fear into Faith.
Faith is where your power to create what you want lies.
Fear is where your power to create what you don’t want lies, by the way. (But then, you already knew that, didn’t you?)
Choosing to step into faith, and to take action based on that faith, is how it is done.
So… what five things are you going to do today to step into Faith?
Now, go get your Divine ON!