Apr 20, 2020
Today I want to talk with you about How to start
facing your fears to create massive results in your
All of us have challenges and fears in our life that
we are faced with from time to time. Sometimes these
fears are minor and sometimes they can become extremely
debilitating. Either way, we only truly grow and succeed when
we face our fears. Most of us have heard the
True Success and Growth is created outside
your comfort zone.
I love this statement because it
reminds me to focus on the opportunities that are presented to me
whenever a challenge or fear is put in my path. I have
experienced time and time again the success and fulfillment that as
come into my life by facing my fears and “leaning into what I
There has never been a better time to learn and act on
this principle than now. Our business, social, and
economic environment is placing many fears in our path and I
believe we can use this as an opportunity to Learn more about
Ourselves, Grow our Success, and Create an Amazing Life of
Fulfillment and Prosperity. But it will
require some Bold, Courageous and Intentional Actions on
our part. I hope this message might inspire you to do
The Time I Walked Away from $250k.
There have been many times that I have had
to face my fears in difficult situations and life events.
However, I can think of one in particular that really pushed
me to a new level.
I was twenty-nine years old and had built a successful
sales team for leading online stock education company. I was
doing very well financially and had built a team consistently
generating me over $250k per year. More importantly, I was
married and had 5 kids at the time.
I had built a relationship with an individual
that owned a small events company doing about $20M per year
in revenue with about 20 employees.
This individual had presented me with the opportunity to walk
away from my “cush” “job” and become the CEO of his
company. I’m not sure what he saw in me, and I certainly did
not feel qualified for the position. But, I was faced with
the challenge/opportunity to walk away from a already built $250k
per year to earn a commission (on on profit) of helping
him to grow his company.
I certainly saw the potential, but it was a thought
that literally terrified me. I had worked very hard to create
the level of success I had created (from the ground up) and knew
that it would require some serious “heavy lifting” to jump
ship and move to the next level with this offer. I spent many
long, stressful and thoughtful days considering the
I knew that I wanted to go to the next level.
The opportunity appeared to be sound but I would give up a
solid (bird in the hand) income for an upside that was not
guaranteed in any way. To say I was scared to make the move
would be an understatement. But ultimately, I chose
to make the move and I have never looked back. In
hindsight, that move is what gave me an incredible amount of
experience, success, relationships and life skills. It
was a bumpy ride (which we can cover at another time), but we were
able to grow the company to over $200M in net collected revenue
with over 300 employees in 5 short years. This was a
perfect example of leaning into my Fear in order to Grow and Create
What do you Fear Most?
So the question I have for you is, “What is it
that you fear right now in your professional life?” Is there
an opportunity that you have been considering or presented with?
Is there a skill that you have put off learning or
developing? Is there a personal passion that you have
wanted to start building a business around? Are there
investing opportunities that you don’t feel qualified to
start learning and doing? Maybe you have some current
challenges or problems in your life or business that you simply
don’t feel qualified to deal with. Maybe you have a
relationship or a family matter that you can’t seem to get up the
courage to start working on. Regardless of what the fear is
that is present in your life, I can promise you that
your “Greatest Accomplishments”…Your Best Life…is waiting just
beyond that challenge or fear.
See, I believe that your Fear is there for a reason
that will benefit you. Maybe it’s your gut telling you that
you need to address it. Maybe its your subconscious mind
identifying to you an area that you can learn and grow from.
Don’t get me wrong, I believe that fears can be real (in life
and especially in our minds), but I also believe most FEAR is
something we create to avoid problems in our
lives…simply put it is "false events appearing
real." Maybe another way to look at FEAR is to see it as an
opportunity, or a Highlighted area for Growth rather than a red
flag to run away from.
Either way, you were meant to do great things and can
only accomplish your best life by addressing the road blocks
holding you back from Greatness.