My research with over 850 small business owners reveals that 32% of the respondents say fear is their greatest obstacle to success.
So what is it with fear?
Can we avoid fear? How do we overcome fear? Is fear really, as the old acronym goes, False Evidence Appearing Real?
In this On-Purpose Business Minute, let’s address the question Is Fear Avoidable? After watching the video, read The 7 Most Common Fears Business Owners Face and what to do to conquer them.
The 7 Most Common Fears Business Owners Face
- Fear of rejection
- Fear of success
- Fear of failure
- Fear of exposure for who I really am
- Fear of looking stupid or incompetent
- Fear of what they will think of me
- Fear of making money and exploitation
Overcome your fears using the “For PETE’s Sake” Approach described in The On-Purpose Business Minute:
Many fears are unnatural but very real to us.
Generally, for every fear you have, someone probably makes a living from it. So what is it they have that you don’t? Oh, For PETE’s Sake, they don’t have a thing on you. They simply have an abundance of improved Perception, Emotion, Training, and Experience. Your fear is their joy! How remarkable is that?
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