Back in 2012 when I was really launching my consulting practice, I was in a bit of a pickle.
With my thinking.
Despite having launched a previous greenhouse business from scratch and grown it to very nice success, I was starting over.
And I was doing it solo.
Which I very much wanted.
I wanted this new thing. And I wanted it to be of my own making. Entirely.
But with that aspiration came the weight of its success sitting squarely on my shoulders.
And the pickle I found myself in was one of fear.
My somewhat panicked thinking was a tight knit ball that recycled the same theme over and over again: What if I can’t make it? What if I can’t do this again, take something from scratch to success?
The self-coaching that I’d been attempting wasn’t getting me anywhere; I knew I needed something external to shake up and break up that pattern of thinking, to loosen it.
After just one coaching session, and a talk with my best friend, I was focused in a different direction.
It would be a little while before things really started to pick up steam in my business. And I had to monitor and work on my thinking. All. The. Time. But what a difference it made.
One of the key factors for Magnificent Leadership is being “Undaunted: Stretching through Fear.”
Being scared, it turns out, is not unusual when we’re reaching for something more, reaching for something greater than where — and who — we presently are.
It’s only when fear becomes our focus that it becomes an impediment.
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