How To Fight The Fear… and do what you really want to do!

Published: July 6, 2011
By: Faye Hollands

My first ‘baby’ Outshine turned four on Saturday – another milestone that I’m very proud to reach.  Running your own business isn’t easy, and I’ve come a long way from the naive corporate escapee that I was in 2007.  I talk to people everyday that would like to do what I have done – set up their own business – but most of them don’t reach that goal, and from my experience there’s one reason that holds most of them back…

Boxing Gloves On

Today I bit the bullet and launched my new creative outlet, Charli Coo Coo – this is nothing to do with coaching, far from it in fact.  Instead it’s a space where I get to do something very different to my usual job.  If I’m honest I’ve delayed putting this idea ‘out there’ because I was fearful of looking silly, people not liking my work, and the whole idea failing.  But to my credit, I only let this delay me by a few weeks so nothing major.

Unfortunately though too many people let these same emotions hold them back permanently, and instead of going after what they want, they stay stuck in their ‘comfort zone’ enjoying the safety of what they already know.

It would have been very easy for me to follow the same path when I was thinking about setting up Outshine – after all, a healthy corporate salary is much more comfortable than not knowing where your next pay packet’s coming from!  But I believe it’s a real shame if you let a limiting belief or fear hold you back from doing something that you really want in life.

So take a moment to be honest with yourself ….

  • if you knew you couldn’t fail….
  • if you knew no-one would laugh at you….
  • and if you knew the risk was low….

….what opportunity would you grasp right now? What ideas would you start putting into action?  What career path would you follow?

The first step to going after what you want in life is firstly to admit you want it, and then to commit to finding a way to do it.  Everything is possible, you just need to believe that you’re capable of pushing outside of your own comfort zone and doing something about creating the career or life you really want.

The most successful people in life are rich, not because of their bank balance, but because they are passionate about what they do and they follow what they love.  It might not mean that you’re rolling about in cash, but realising your dreams and aspirations can make you wealthier in many more ways than you would ever imagine.

So follow my lead – put your boxing gloves on, fight your fears and do something today to make your ideas, aspirations and goals a reality.

And here’s the test – if you really . REALLY,  want to commit to moving forward, post a comment below and let the Outshine community know what you’re up to. There’s nothing like a public announcement to raise motivation and commitment levels!  Go on, post a comment below right now…..

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Written by Faye Hollands – Director at Outshine Consulting. Faye is an accomplished Career Coach and Productivity Specialist who has successfully coached countless clients on how to create a career they love, get more done in less time, and achieve personal and professional success.

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Faye Hollands

About Faye Hollands

Faye is an accomplished Career Coach, Small Business Coach and Productivity Specialist who has successfully coached countless clients on how to create a career they love, get more done in less time, and achieve personal and professional success. To receive weekly articles to improve your career, business and time management skills click here or book your Free Focus Session here.

You can contact Faye on +61 2 8323 4335 or email fayehollands@outshineconsulting.com

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One Response to How To Fight The Fear… and do what you really want to do!

  1. Great article Faye.
    Boy is easy to miss out on living life to the max by not doing what you really, really want to do. There can be so many things that can get in the way by telling you that they are important, life threatening and often offer oh-so plausible excuses. Boxing gloves are a good start to punching through them though…I’ve also tried to grow balls of steel and a rhino hide. They’re getting steelier and more impenetrable with every bold move I make…which is handy!
    Wishing you every success with Charli Coo Coo, very cute.

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