noun: fear; plural noun: fears
an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
Over the next few issues , I will take you through my F.E.A.R. Entrepreneurship series; a high-level compilation of articles and ideas that relate to “fear” surrounding business; from start-ups to leadership and more.
Cliché? Maybe. Necessary? Absolutely.
In business, we all face the same fears in becoming successful, whether you are a start-up guru, top-level CEO or self-acclaimed business professional. Fear can throw you right into chaos or it could save your life – a natural response to physical danger, but oftentimes, fear is self-created and controls lives, decision-making and holds people back from reaching their true potential.
For example, imagine you have a presentation for a pool of potential investors next week. Although you will not experience physical danger during the presentation, (unless you really suck at public speaking – jk) you might actually feel like you are going to die, because of a fear for failure. These series are meant to tackle exactly that; unnecessary fear.
Hopefully, I can inspire you to redefine fear. To understand that this self-inflicted “fear”, realistically stands for False Evidence, Appearing Real and that this new perspective might completely change your life.
So, let’s be honest? What do you fear? What are you scared of?
Please stay tuned for the first installment of the F.E.A.R. series – Public Speaking.
The F.E.A.R. series are aimed at start-up entrepreneurs, small business owners and anyone that wishes to conquer their fears. Every article will offer helpful pieces of insight and advice, based on the experience of industry champions and business professionals.