Having your own business is more than a big deal

There is no doubt that it takes courage to grab hold of your dream and take the bold leap of faith to make it come true through your own business.


At times it can be so exciting that you want to burst with joy.

Other times it’s scary and that’s when fear can creep in and start to take over.


We start second-guessing ourselves and fear creates an apocalypse of questions like

“Have I done the right thing?”

“Can I really do this?”

“What if I fail and look stupid?”

“Do I know enough?”

“How do I catch up with technology?” or

“What will people think?’…

It’s okay!!!.

Fear is a natural part of the human condition. It protects us from potential danger and is an early alert signal that there is danger.

The key is not to let it take over, kill your excitement, create a false illusion and unnecessarily stand in your way.

3 Actions To Take When Fear Comes To Play

1. Be your own detective

Bravely investigate your fear.

Find out what’s really going on – both around you and within you. Look at what’s real and what’s probably a bit of your creative mind going into over-drive.

Margaret Wheatley suggests:
We can stay where we are and bravely investigate our fear. We can withdraw, flee, distract or numb ourselves. Or we can acknowledge that we are scared and stay right here, move towards it and examine it. Curiosity can transform fear.”

2. Learn to stay calm

The 2018 rescue of the 12 member Thai Soccer team and their coach from a flooded cave in Chiang Rai offered many exceptional leadership and life lessons including how to face fear and remain calm and courageous.


As the mother of a 12-year boy who plays soccer, I can tell you how difficult it was for me to hear about the boy’s plight, watch the rescue updates each day and imagine how scared and fearful they and their parents must have been. It’s unimaginable.


Thankfully, the team’s coach, 25-year-old Ekapol Chantawong, embraced his greatest leadership moment teaching them meditation skills to stay calm.
Ekapol helped keep the boys emotionally balanced while preparing them for their hours-long treacherous escape out of the cave and taught them how to tap into their own tranquillity and inner stillness and keep themselves calm.


His personal leadership of the group during a fearful situation was significant in their survival.


When we feel fearful of our business journey, taking a step back, taking a few deep breaths and embracing a quiet and still moment can be very helpful.

3. Create a plan or pathway

Reduce the fear of the unknown by having a strategy, a plan, a framework to follow that removes the stress and guides you through.


A plan lets you take a step back and look at your business as a whole, to see the big picture….

Think about where you are now, what you could have done differently, and what the next step is to move forward.

Think of a plan this way… if you don’t have a plan of how to get to your destination (where you’ve never been before), then how do you know you’re on the right path, let alone the most direct path???

Not only is having a plan helpful in keeping problems at bay it’s absolutely valuable for navigating around roadblocks.

A plan will give you the confidence to know “I got this covered.”

It’s your A to Z

It’ll get you from where you are now to where you want to be

It’s your lifeline.

Just as in the case of the rescue of the soccer team, the international rescue team of experts had a plan for getting the boys out where they could regularly assess the situation, considered the risks, adjust the plan and executed.

Thankfully, it led to a happy ending.

Your Framework To Setting Up Your A to Z Business Pathway

There is no complicated system, you just need to answer the following questions… and keep it SIMPLE.

Here’s where you can start…

1. My A (where I’m at now):…………………………………………………………………..
2. My Z (what I want to achieve):…………………………………………………………..
3. What steps do I need to take?………………………………………………
4. What do I need to know/learn?…………………………………………………………
5. Who do I need help from?…………………………………………………………………
6. What will you do to overcome roadblocks?……………………………………
7. What is my motivation, my driver, my inspiration?…………………….

The fork in the road… you have a choice…

Some people will take action and make things happen. They don’t worry about what others think, whether it’s perfect or not, they say YES and work out how later.

Most people though overthink things, overcomplicate tasks get sidetracked by better ways to do things which in the end leads to doing not much at all.

Which are you?

There is no doubt that it takes courage to grab hold of your dream and take the bold leap of faith to make it come true… remember… imperfect action is better than no action… just start… it’ll be worth it!!!

In the Mothers of Momentum Facebook, we encourage everyone to connect and work together, to make sure we keep moving in the right direction.

In this group, you’ll find anything from practical tips to 5-day Challenges.
And you’ll meet mothers that know they have so much more to give, that it’s ‘their’ time to make a difference.

Connect with us to set up your business making sure it works for you in a way that’s simple to deliver, easy to maintain and tech stress-free.

Here’s the link… see you there 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Mothersofmomentum

 About the Author: I'm a mother and a business owner, since 25 years :0 And yes! I've had some big changes... When I started this business I struggled with confidence... I struggled with overwhelm and I struggled to stay focused (even though it's driven by purpose). Now I live by 2 mottos... KEEP IT SIMPLE and ONE STEP AT A TIME 
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