Fear of Success

Happy Tuesday Confident Ladies,

This week I am feeling called to talk about the Fear of SUCCESS and specificially the TWO most common lies women tell themselves that hold them back from greatness. Now I’m sure many of you are thinking, “how could someone possibly be scared of being successful…..if only I could be successful by now”.  As a former psychotherapist, current Confidence + Mindset Coach, and also a HUMAN, I will tell you THIS is a REAL thing.

So how does this fear of success impact your life or business?

  1. It keeps you playing small.

  2. It holds you back from opportunity.

  3. It entices you to procrastinate.

  4. It also has you self sabotaging.

Now today I am sharing with you how to IDENTIFY if you ARE experiencing fear of success. Below are the two most common things to be looking out for, along with the lie you may be telling yourself, and then the TRUTH to combat this lie.

  1. You make decisions to NOT take the next step because you are fearful you won’t have the time or won’t be able to keep up. This is the #1 thing I hear women saying. I can’t take that on (although I really want to) because I won’t have the time.

LIE: “If I were to launch a Mastermind I would possibly have 10-12 additional clients and how could I keep up with 10 new clients AND the work I already have?!”

TRUTH: If I booked 10-12 clients in my Mastermind I would have 20 additional hours of work per month. I would also be bringing in $10,000 extra in my business each month. AND I could then hire a VA to do 20 hours of back end work in my business for me (outside of my zone of genius). If the VA charges $40 per hour this would be an additional $800 in business expenses each month, BUT $9,200 in PROFIT.

Thoughts? This is called scaling your business. This FEAR of “not keeping up or having enough time” is what hold MOST women back from finding more success in their businesses.

2.  You also make decisions to NOT take next steps and say yes to opportunities because you are afraid they will impede on your social life or relationships.

LIE: “If I were to launch the (above) Mastermind, I would have 20 hours less per month with my friends and family and I already feel strapped for time.”

TRUTH: If you launched that Mastermind, we already know you would have $9,200 extra each month in profit. With this extra money you could hire let’s say a personal assistant to do light housekeeping, laundry, meal prep, grocery shopping, errands, etc for 5 hours per week at $20 per hour. This would free up 20 hours per month to spend with friends, family, get to the gym, participate in hobbies, etc. and would only cost $400 per month. With that profit of $9,200 minus $400 you still are pocketing $8,800 per month with now extra cash in your pocket AND 20 additional hours per month to do the things you love.

How is this NOT a win win??? Right? This is why working through these specific fears of succeeding PLUS the others you may be experiencing is KEY to getting to that next level in your business. And how do I know this? I’ve been there before! Again, this is a normal fear to experience, but how you react to it is what can make or break your business. For me, I was able to use my Decision Making Worksheet to figure out what next step to take. And let’s just say thank goodness I did this and got myself in a clear mindset to make the BEST decision for my business. August of 2016 is when I brought an OBM (online business manager) and team into my business. I now am able to work in my business part time while they are building it the rest of the time. I am able to still bring in a decent income, but improve my quality of life by 100%!!

Now I’d love to hear if this hit home today? Comment below and share with me!  Make sure to head on over to my YouTube channel to check out the video I did on this topic as well! 

I’d love to help you work through these fears of success that have been holding you back for way too long in your business. This month I have 2 more openings for my Mindset Reset Deep Dive Intensive. I invite you to sign up HERE so we can get the work started and help support you in moving forward.

Blessings + Abundance,

XO Kate

P.S. If you are looking for that Decision Making worksheet, it is included in my Decision Making Bundle HERE.