Fear is a roadblock on our goal achievement journeys, so when L.Y. Marlow and DeDee Cai invited me to be a part of their From Fear to Freedom series, of course I said yes! From Fear to Freedom is an innovative online series hosting a variety of field experts to share their own stories on overcoming fear, creating financial freedom, and living life on their own terms. The series was created by two exceptional women L.Y. Marlow and DeDee Cai.
L.Y. is an award-winning author and empowerment advocate who stepped down from her 20+ year corporate career to devote her life to inspiring other women. Her novel Color Me Butterfly, national organization Saving Promise, and women’s empowerment brand MonsteRise are just a couple of ways she’s done this. DeDee is the founder and performance coach of FIT TO PROFIT, a company that utilizes cognitive science and holistic wellness to empower women to build wealth and achieve financial independence. Together, these two created this series to offer a place for women to commiserate, celebrate, and overcome fear together. “We believe in community and that, together, we can go farther faster.” L.Y. and DeDee talk about how fear itself is inevitable and learning to embrace and overcome it is a practice. “We acknowledge the fear and take action anyway.”
Fear is a common discussion point in coaching conversations and I help my clients work through fear by helping them understand what they are actually afraid of –
After going several layers deep into exploring the worst case scenario, you will likely land on the real fear. It’s also important to explore the opposite of the worst case scenario by asking yourself – what’s the best that can happen?
I took myself through this exercise as I considered leaving my nearly 15-year career to launch my own business. Fear was running rampant in my mind. I knew in my heart that I wanted to coach and to build my own empire, but I was scared. My mind loved exploring all of the possible “what ifs” – What if I fail? What if I don’t take on any clients? What if I don’t earn any money? What if I embarrass myself? I had no proof that any of these fears would become reality, but I still needed to address them in order to make the leap to start my business.
I look forward to sharing more in the From Fear to Freedom Series and you can catch my whole conversation with L.Y. and DeDee on Sunday, May 2nd.
In order to access my conversation or learn more about the series please click here.
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