The pressure I put on myself (especially as a coach) used to be astronomical...and paralyzing.😰
Let’s take it back to 2018. I was so young, full of hope, and sooooooo damn naive. (In the best way, honestly)
I look back at that girl and want to give her the biggest hug for deciding to take a leap of faith and starting an online business. She had no idea what she was getting herself into, what she would learn, who she would meet, and what she would achieve...and how that whole process would help her grow in ways she couldn’t even fathom yet.
That was the same year I hired my very first business coach, invested what I perceived at the time to be a very large, and very uncomfortable amount of savings, and just went for it. After that first quarter with my business coach came to an end, I realized that I had no idea what I the hell I was doing.
I had a never ending to-do list, no plan or structure, no guidance, and was fumbling through coaching the best I could based off my experience as a personal trainer.
That’s when the self doubt, limiting beliefs, and self critical voice hit me hard...I stopped working on my business, and pretty much gave up on myself in that moment. My fear of failure, looking “stupid”, and mindset held me back from doing the things I needed to do in order to move the needle forward.
Fear can show up as procrastination, perfectionism, excuses, and just straight up giving up.
How I worked past my paralyzing fear and started getting my groove back:
👉🏽I put all my fears, stories, and limiting beliefs down on paper. Getting them out of my head and into physical form was huge because it shone a light on how silly some of those fears actually were.
👉🏽When I finally got back to my business and my never ending to do list (CAN I GET AN AMEN), I prioritized. Most important things got moved to the top of the list, and then made myself do a minimum of 1 item on that list a day.
👉🏽I created accountability for myself. Ways we can do this is by joining a mastermind, hiring a coach, enrolling a friend to help us, and talking about our goals out loud. (Continues in comments👇🏽) - 15 minutes ago