“Being brave isn’t the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it.” —Bear Grylls
Have you ever committed to doing something new for your business that absolutely scared the bejeezus out of you?
I think we’ve all been there. It might be public speaking, giving a presentation to investors, or in my case, being the “star” of a video shoot.
It isn’t rational, I know, but I was sure that once on camera, I would freeze and not remember what I was supposed to say. Some people love being center stage, not me. I remember drama class in the 8th grade, having 3 lines in a play and messing them up on opening night. Talk about traumatizing!
The night before the video shoot, I did some inner work to get myself prepared. And it really helped! I actually felt calm after that.
At least right up until walking into the shoot, at which point the fear came flooding back through my entire body like a tidal wave. I was sure everyone could tell.
But you know what? even when the fear reared back up, the work I had done the night before really helped. In addition to the great crew I was working with, I was also supported throughout the process by my own inner strength.
So if you’re about to face one of your fears because of an opportunity you said ‘yes’ to, then follow these steps to make your life a bit easier.