There’s a nasty four-letter word that holds you back from achieving your goals. Today, I’m going to talk about exactly what that word is and some of the things you can do to overcome it.

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Today, I want to get to the reason you actually stopped by, which is finding out more about what is holding you back, and more importantly, what to do about it.

Over the summer, I had a chance to do a little fishing with my sons. Now, most of you know that I have a corporate job and I put in many, many hours. I spend a lot of time there. At the same time, I’m building my own company, and one of the reasons that I’m here is to share my experiences with you. As a busy father who is always looking to get quality time with my children, I was happy to be able to carve out this moment to spend with them.

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Now, I’m not the biggest fisherman in the world, so I was a little bit uncomfortable. However, when we got to the camp, we stayed right next to the river. It was pretty awesome. But the thing is, there was a moment during the first night where my boys, who are excellent swimmers, felt a little trepidation. My youngest son went to the edge of the water because he wanted to go swimming, but he noticed the water was pretty murky and there was a bunch of brown and green algae on top. I saw his face go from super excited to really afraid to move forward. I asked him, “What happened?” And he looked at me and said, “Well, you know, the water is pretty nasty looking. I really wanted to go swimming, but I thought it was going to be like swimming in a pool.”

I started to respond, but one of my good friends butted in and said, “Hey, listen, I’ve actually done this before. We come here every single summer, and that’s why you guys are here.” He then showed my youngest son the way to get into the water. He told him exactly what was going to happen: “You’re going to jump in and all that stuff is going to go to the side, and you’re actually going to see super clear water. This stuff just happens to be on top when nobody has been here in a while. Once you jump in, it’ll move away and it won’t be a big deal.”

Even though he’s a good swimmer, my son was still a little insecure, but he finally got into the water. When he jumped in, it was amazing because then other kids got into the water with him. He broke through this nasty four-letter word, which is F-E-A-R, and he was able to not only embrace what happened, but he inspired other kids to get in with him and they had a wonderful time.

Right, so you’re probably like, “Well, Billy, what does this have to do with anything you normally talk about?” Well, in the same way that I talked about a good friend of mine, Sally, in a previous blog who overcame her four-letter word, her fear. Sally had talked about never having traveled by herself. Then, once she did, she left the U.S. and traveled by herself to Portugal and Spain and visited a whole bunch of people. Now, she has this story where she can tell other people that fear was holding her back. And that’s what’s holding you back, too. Whether it’s going for the next job promotion or starting your own business or having your first child — whatever the case may be, there’s some simple steps that you can go through to be able to break through the fear.

The number one step is to embrace the fear because it is something that happens to all of us. I frequently experience fear, but I always try to embrace it. I recognize that it’s a fear and put my arms around it.

The second step is to play through the fear and practice. I can rehearse the things I’m not familiar with so I’m less afraid of them. Fear is just being unfamiliar with something.

So, there are the simple steps to breaking through your fear: recognize and understand it’s fear, rehearse the scenario you’re afraid of, and then find people who have already done what you’re looking to do.  – Tweet  

The third step is to find people who have already done what you’re trying to do. There are very few things in this world that have not already been done. So, if you can find the person who has already done what you’re trying to do, they can talk to you about their experience. This will also help you be less afraid.

So, there are the simple steps to breaking through your fear: recognize and understand it’s fear, rehearse the scenario you’re afraid of, and then find people who have already done what you’re looking to do. When it comes to fear, you basically have two options: either face everything and rise up to it, or forget everything and run away from it. The choice is up to you.

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I hope this has been helpful. I know I’ve talked about the fact that you may be in a corporate job, just like me, but you may be looking to do other things as well because that’s the dream. Maybe fear has held you back. If so, maybe you want to find out how you can work in a multinational corporation and, at the same time, build your own dream in order to have more control over your free time. It’s something that I have done, and you can do it, too.

When it comes to fear, you basically have two options: either face everything and rise up to it, or forget everything and run away from it. The choice is up to you.  – Tweet  

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I’m Billy Keels with KeePon Cashflow. That’s my two cents for today. As always, hasta la próxima.

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