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Feeling Scared on your Success Quest?

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We all have fear.

(it does seem SO BIG, doesn’t it?)

It’s usually the number one reason that people don’t move forward in the pursuit of their big, luscious, bodacious dreams.

I’m no exception. Fear has held me back on things I really, really wanted, just like the rest of the dreaming world.

I get asked a lot how I deal with it. How I keep moving forward.

My answer:

treat fear as what it is – an asset.

“Fear-as-an-asset say what?”

We have to stop allowing fear to be so damn debilitating.

Because here’s the thing:

fear will exist whether you do the thing you’re dreaming of. Or not.

I live by this def of fear:

“fear is excitement, without the action.”

So if you’re dreaming of starting or growing a business, getting more quality time in your life, travel + more moolah for more dancing shoes, start thinking of fear as something you’re actually EXCITED about. It helps, trust me on this.

Allow yourself to feel the excitement.

Let it seep deep within your chromosomes.

Don’t let it stay superficially on the outside where it’s easier to “wash off” and say “ehh, didn’t want that anyway”.

If you allow yourself to feel the excitement (a.k.a. the fear), then you’ll be more apt to…ACT. DO. MOXIFY the thing you’re in fear of doing.

Your brain has no choice but to say “I really want this”.

Courage starts rising.

Then you realize…

Your fear could end up changing someone’s life. Cure a pain. Um…get that big dream of yours.

Fear then turns into…Liberty. Impact. Purpose. Fabu-lous Living.

The complete opposite of Mediocrity.

That’s making fear a little more appealing, doesn’t it?

Now, go get excited. Fear it.

And start living that big, luscious, bodacious dream life already.

Another “you-gotta-check-this-out moment”: Would you like to learn more from other femme-leaders on how to use fear as an asset to get something done? I just wrapped a delicious tele-jam with my friend Tracy Lee Jones, the Creator of The Feminine Business Model. She only has the tele-jam up for a few more days and I’d love for you to get access to the generous female geniuses she assembled to serve YOU. I had the pleasure to share the “Clear the Fear” panel with Denise Duffield-Thomas, author of Lucky Bitch and a super smart marketer of her own business. Ali Brown, Pam Slim, and Doreen Rainey (and countless fabulous others – Nisha Moodley, Lisa Fabrega, Jenna La Flemme, there are just too many of my faves to name!) are also doling out real, authentic advice on other topics like “The Busy Woman’s Balance Formula” and “How to Career Plan in this Crazy Economy” and “How to Unlock Your Feminine Essence” plus other topics that will support you in your life and business goals. I used to dread any type of interaction with other women (yes, it’s true!) and on the panel I share my own story and how I overcame my fear of other women into a crazy-good business I absolutely love. It’s only up for a few more days (and it’s FREE), so check it out here: http://thefemininebusinessmodel.com/

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