Wantrepreneur – What’s holding you back?
Wantrepreneurs are all talk and no action. Fear is usually the culprit.
This is a shout out to all the wantrepreneurs:
What the heck is holding you back?
In case you don’t know what a wantrepreneur is, here’s the definition.
A couple months ago I was coaching a guy who is a high I and S personality style, and is a non-stop idea generator. I mean this guy was even pulling content and product ideas out of my head.
It was a pretty fun coaching session.
Towards the end of the session I asked him, “Dude, what’s holding you back? I mean, why haven’t you followed through with any of these ideas?” He took a few seconds to think about the question and replied, “Truthfully, I’m afraid of failing”.
This demanded a little “coaching call overtime”.
We spent the next hour diving into his fear of failure and how best to overcome it. It was awesomeness! I could see the difference in his countenance almost immediately.
As you’ve heard me say – when you freak you freeze! Fear was freezing him from taking action.
It was zapping his creativity and keeping him in a kind of limbo state.
On a recent follow up meeting I could tell I had created a monster. This guy had turned into a beast of action.
His typical scenario in the past would be to churn out idea after idea, but then fizzle out and lose momentum.
Now he has crazy focus and knew what he wanted. He has goals!
It was cool to see the transformation.
So…how does this apply to you?
What’s holding you back? (Really, I’m curious. Chances are your excuses look a lot like this guy’s.)
Are you afraid to fail?
“I may not make it.”
“I will lose respect.”
“I will be a failure.”
What do the voices in your head start shouting when you try to take action?
Fear will say, “Worry about what others will think of you”.
Fear will say, “You are not good enough”.
Fear will say, “You are a failure”.
Fear will say, “You don’t deserve to win”.
Fear will say, “You will fail, and you will be ashamed for trying”.
Fear keeps you wondering what other people are going to think about you, instead of what you have to offer that will change lives.
If you’re focused on what other people think…you’re worrying about the wrong person.
This week spend a little time getting past the why.