The wonderful thing about working with such a diverse range of clients is how much I learn. One of the key things I’ve learned is to keep sharing knowledge – there is nothing to be gained from holding on to information. This is the first in a series called ‘B for Battleplan’ that will share some of the most vital (and often, most simple) lessons I’ve learned.
I’m kicking off with perhaps the most important of all, especially if you’re thinking about starting a new business, or growing your existing business:
Fear is the biggest enemy of success. Fear will prevent you from creating opportunities; from believing in yourself and your potential. Fear will take your emerging ideas, tear them to shreds and drive a bulldozer over them, all the while laughing in your tear-stained face. It’s your job to prevent that happening.
It’s all too easy to pay more attention to the negative thoughts than that little voice that tells you that anything is possible, and once fear drags you down that dark alley it takes a massive amount of inner resilience to get back on track.
But here’s the thing. The people who took their dreams and made them a reality are no different than you. They started in exactly the same place. They had doubts, and were scared too at times, but they put aside their fears, they stopped listening to the voices of dissent, they focused and they tried, and tried, and tried. And so can you…