One of the most debilitating conditions preventing people from achieving the success they deserve in business is fear, with the primary fear being a fear of failure. The symptoms of fear are not making decisions, procrastination, a business that is stuck and has been for many years, and using the word “can’t” a lot.
Being motivated from a place of pleasure is likely something you rarely feel anymore, if you ever felt it. Many of my clients feel like they live a life of “doing what they have to do because it is what it is.”
Their motivation is to not sink further into a negative situation. When we strip people of these motivators, there is one wish list item that sticks out above all others when it comes to business aspirations.
Regardless of whether they’re shoe manufacturers, shoe salesmen, or someone who doesn’t even have to wear shoes to run their company, I see business owners who just want a higher level of freedom and success every day.
They don’t want to be millionaires; they just want things to be easier and less stressful. They’d like a business where they could step away occasionally and spend a little more time with their family, while having enough money to do the things they want to do with their loved ones.
There are plenty of people who aren’t motivated strictly by money or spending time with their family. They thrive in an environment where they can tap into their passion and are motivated by purpose.
In both of these cases, motivation breeds motivation. When your motivation comes from a place of pleasure, you seek more.
When it comes from a place of fear, you don’t want any more of that kind of motivation.
How you think determines how you feel, how you feel determines how you act, and how you act determines your results. Being paralyzed by fear but never letting on can be a major barrier that prevents you and your business from reaching your potential.
If this is you, you are not alone! Many suffer from the same condition, and the good news is, there is a solution. Getting assistance will help you develop a vision for your business more like what you want or need, show you the strategies to get there, also reduces fear and sets the baby steps to get you there and help you keep on track to achieve those steps.