It's easy to be paralysed by fear. Just tap into the collective energies and you'll never get out of bed again! As a creative entrepreneur, those fears can be heightened each time we put ourselves or our work out into the world.
When I first started my business, I seriously came up with a fake name - I didn't want my name or my picture on the internet. I'm hugely grateful those days are long gone. I found the tools to change it all.
What drove me was the awareness that I had more to contribute to the world than hiding out at home by myself. And looking at the thousands of people I've connected with and created with over the past eight years, it has been so worth the discomfort of losing the fear!
We all *think* we have fears. The fear of being visible. The fear of being 'too much' for those around us. The fear of being a fraud or a fake. The fear of what other people will think of us or our ideas. The fear of more tangible things like travelling alone, or doing something for the first time, or starting a business.
And then there are the irrational 'crazy' fears. I used to have a fear that if I finished my projects, I would die. I knew it was irrational, but it used to sit there, quietly nagging at me every time I almost finished something amazing.
For years I had this wild idea that if I finished writing my book, I would die. It seemed to be the catalyst for all of it. Like there was nothing left
to create, no other ideas that would keep me alive. So I 'almost' finished it. For years on end. Until 2016, when I finally said goodbye to the ridiculous.
Goodbye to every crazy fear that doesn't really exist, except in my head!
The amazing thing is, removing all the crazy fears has quantum-leaped me into a new space of creating. Fear is non-existent in this new space. And my productivity has soared. I've created more during 2016 than most of the previous 7 years put together! It's been a brilliant year!
How did I change the fears?
By trusting me. By being willing to know that if I'm brilliant enough to write the book, I'm definitely not choosing to pop off before I enjoy the rewards
of having it create more in the world!! And by realising that I actually am not afraid of dying; I was just taking myself round and round in circles
that didn't even make sense.
What got me out of over-thinking this and being paralysed by the ridiculous? A whole lot of different tools! Here are two of them that work for a lot of things, not just fear!