It used to scare the shit out of me. (pardon my french)
Literally I’ve had anxiety attacks where I used to have butterflies in my stomach for hours what others would think of me.
It was bad, because this was causing me to procrastinate
It was fear of rejection…
My potential prospects might reject me, or my work
It was awful. Irrational? maybe, but it was there.
You might be wondering what was that thing, that scared the living hell out of you Wayne?
Yep, you read that right, it ain’t a typo.
But see, English isn’t my first language, it isn’t even my second language!
And talking to people, writing copy, emails.
It used to scare the crap out of me.
How could I do it? I thought people won’t take me seriously and on top of that, back then when I got started I was awfully young.
So I started writing an ebook on privacy, and I published it.
People liked it! It was a tiny audience, but they did!
And then I realized, perhaps my fear is irrational, or maybe it was just practice that got me a lil better.
But it didn’t got rid of that fear.
It stayed there, and it was hurting me, both mentally and financially.
Then I thought:
It is gonna hurt if I DON’T pull the trigger and just do it, cause I won’t make any money and being broke is awful too.
So I started making phone calls, going out in events, giving presentations when I got the chance, writing an awful lot of copy and more “business stuff”
And ya know what’s funny?
Not a single person noticed.
I mean they might’ve noticed but my message triumphed the grammar.
Later I hired an editor to help me out and now I’m extremely comfortable with biz operations.
My point is, whatever you’re trying to do, don’t delay it because of fear of anything
Don’t fear of going broke, don’t be afraid of falling down, you can always get back up.
You’re stronger than you think you are.
Focus on starting, not finishing.
Don’t say – “I have to do this!”, say to yourself – “When can I start?”
Just pull the trigger, like that famous slogan of a shoe company says: “Just Do it”