The fear of missing out is something very common in the entrepreneurial world. Sadly, it leads to sabotaging behaviour and overspending which then has the exact effect we are trying to avoid. With our fears being ramped up to the extreme at the moment, I thought it would be good to get one of my episodes from the archives about fear and how to deal with it.
Mindset and prosperity are the second pillar of the framework that I use with my VIP clients. During the month of April, we will focus on this pillar and I will share as much as I know to support you. The fear of missing out does not only drain your finances by having you sign yet for another course that you won’t complete, or hiring a coach that has NLPed you. It will also exhaust you to the point where you will feel so confused, you might be tempted to give up.
The first step is awareness. I used to be prone to that fear and it took me a long time to realise that it came from the deep seated belief that I had no idea what I was doing. This has changed dramatically when I decided last year to priorate business planning so that I would stick to a well defined strategy and implement it for long enough to see results. I have done two episodes on the podcast on planning, and if you want to dive into this topic, you can listen to this year’s episode here.
The second step is to learn how to manage your fears. I find EFT (emotional freedom technique) effective to calm the nervous system and in this episode I take you through a sequence to help you with this. Some people find Byron Katie’s work helpful too. She has a four question framework that helps people question their unhelpful beliefs and turn them around.
I am not at all into conspiracy theories. I find them disempowering and they create unnecessary fear. They also never offer solutions and I am a solution girl. However, I will say that some industries profit from our fears and insecurities and they are playing more than ever on those strings to get you to continue to spend money on things you don’t need. So it is your job to take your power back. As some say, FEAR stands for False Evidence Appearing Real. I tend to agree with this. In Harry Potter, the kids are taught to make fun of what scares them. That is a great starting point. Listen to my episode to help you with your fear so that your business can continue to thrive.
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