What you need to know about FEAR in solopreneurship

What you need to know about FEAR in solopreneurship

You know how your hands start shaking and your heart beats faster when you’re submitting a final project to a client, or when you’re about to walk onto a stage and give a presentation, or when you’re about to tell someone “I love you” for the first time, or when you’re on a Zoom meeting and waiting for a prospective client to tell you whether they’re going to hire you?

That’s because you CARE. That is your body saying, “I care deeply about this. I want to do this right. I want this to turn out well.”

This type of fear is really about you caring a lot about the outcome. And that’s wonderful! It’s so good that you care so much ♥

...The problem is that sometimes we misinterpret that *caring* and we translate it as pure fear… and then we might decide not to go through with that thing we care so deeply about, after all.

→ We ask for an extended deadline on our client project, or we submit it without asking for feedback — which means we miss out on awesome testimonials and the chance to get repeat work with a client who really LIKES our work!

→ We refuse to step on stage.

→ The words “I love you” stick in our throat.

→ We scramble to keep talking and don’t let that prospect get a word in edgewise, or we immediately lower our prices out of panic that they might not hire us otherwise — or we don’t end up pitching our services at all.

→ We hold ourselves back from making a move, taking a risk, leaping forward.

“Maybe later,” we tell ourselves, as we ignore the little pang of disappointment that we aren’t taking the leap, after all. “I can always try later.” We might even feel relief that we don’t need to step out of our comfort zone this time around.

But somehow… later never comes around, does it?

We just keep saying “Not yet… Maybe later.”

And then we wonder why we aren’t experiencing the level of success we WANT to achieve.

Saying "Not yet... Maybe later" is one way we can deal with fear. OR—OR—We can decide that now IS the time to do it.

The fear might still be there. That’s okay. But here’s the type of thing we say instead, in that scenario...

“Doing this is scary because it makes it real… I’m so proud of myself for doing this!”

“I feel excited now, instead of nervous!”

“I’m actually enjoying these big leaps!”

I receive messages like this all. the. time. from my coaching clients. The work we do together can feel scary, because you are stretching beyond your comfort zone!

…And you know what? EVERY time a client admits to me that they’re scared, they come back (sometimes in the same breath, sometimes a week later) and say, “I’m so glad I did that. I’m so proud of myself. I feel excited now, instead of afraid. I feel really good and confident now! I’m enjoying myself.”

Isn’t that fascinating and beautiful? Their fear transforms into confidence and courage and joy and fulfillment and success!

We all have things we’re afraid of doing… and too often, we let that fear hold us back from playing big, from making the moves and doing the thing we’ve been dreaming about.

Fear is running the show when we procrastinate… Fear is running the show when we label ourselves as perfectionists… Fear is running the show every time we think, “I’d love to do/be that, but not yet. I can’t, because…”

What if we say THIS instead: "What would my best self do in this situation? What would the most successful version of me do, right now?" When we ask ourselves this question, we are in a better position to make the right decisions — big and small — for where we're at, at this stage of the journey.

... And it can start now.

I want to help you make the shift from fear to confidence, from nervous to excited, from scared of taking action to proud of your accomplishments — I want to help you make these shifts like I’ve helped every one of my clients do before you. 

If that sounds like something you love the idea of doing, but it feels scary or outside of your comfort zone... Then consider this your sign, your calling, to make a move.

We can make your dreams real.

Are you willing to take the first step?

Are you willing to turn your fears into joyful achievement?

It all begins HERE.

Over the years, I’ve helped clients:

  • Quit their day jobs & start working from home full-time, within just 3 months…
  • Get ahead of their work schedule, save 10+ hours/week, and “shut off” their work brain so they can focus fully on their family outside of business hours, within just 3 weeks…
  • Go from overwhelmed and scattered to clear, focused, and action-oriented, within just 3 days…
  • Transform the ideas they're confused about into organized plans they're confident about, within just 3 hours...
  • Completely change their perspective and shift from procrastination and fear to motivated and excited, within just 3 minutes...

...so I am fully confident that I can help you achieve your goal, too, during our 6 months together in Solopreneur CEO.

→ If your curiosity is piqued and you want to know that this program is right for you, click here for all the details.

Let me reiterate: 

When you see people living a life or owning a business similar to what YOU want… it can seem as though they’re fearless.

Spoiler alert: They’re not.

…but they ARE making a point of harnessing that fear.

(And that’s what we do together in Solopreneur CEO)

Here's the thing... Courage isn’t about being fearless. It’s about recognizing the fear, pulling it apart, redirecting and reshaping it, and moving forward with what you truly desire. What you need to know about FEAR in solopreneurship

(Fear shows up in ALL KINDS of ways, too! Procrastination, perfectionism, imposter syndrome, fear of failure or success... All of this is experienced by successful solopreneurs, and all of them are harnessing it)

The other side of the coin is clarity — because you can't move forward with what you truly desire unless you KNOW what it is that you truly desire. Clarity is about understanding a) exactly what your heart wants, and b) tactics for how you will actually achieve that desire.

And this also requires harnessing fear. Sometimes we're afraid to admit what we want... because it means we need to take a risk, make a change, step out of our comfort zone, and get honest with ourselves that maybe we want something different or more than where we're currently at.

...That's scary stuff!

This is why *knowing* that we need courage and clarity is different from *embodying* it. And it's okay if you're struggling with this.

→ If you don’t quite know what you want, I can help you.

→ If you don’t know how to achieve what you desire, I can help you.

→ If you are struggling to get past fear & take the right steps to reach your goals, I can help you.

​Solopreneur CEO harnesses your fears and empowers you to find yourself again if you’re feeling lost with your business.

With all of this in mind... Here are 3 questions I want you to ask yourself, right now:

  1. Do I know EXACTLY what I want, unequivocally, from my business?
  2. Do I know specifically what steps to take to achieve all of my goals?
  3. Do I know how to inspire myself into taking action?

>> PAUSE right here! Genuinely take a few minutes to consider those questions. This is important. Solopreneur success requires us to be honest with ourselves about these things.

If you have uncertainty around ANY of those 3 questions… I am here for you.

“Okay, Sagan. I DO want to grow my business… I like the idea of growing my business... but I’m still not sure if I’m ready yet.”

If that's what you're thinking right now, then I want you to consider this... 

What if you are ALREADY… all ready? 

We are so good at convincing ourselves that we aren’t ready yet… but what if you ARE ready for this next level of your business, for this business growth?

If you like the idea of growing your business, but you're not sure if you're truly ready for it, then guess what? By virtue of the fact that you WANT it, that means you ARE ready for it!

You don’t need to feel ready in order to BE ready for your business growth. Sometimes, we are ready long before we realize it. If you want this… You are ready for it.

And it’s waiting for you ♥

Why NOW is the time to do this…

The doors to Solopreneur CEO are open now! You don’t have to worry about trying to cram something into your already overflowing schedule because we adjust the program to meet your needs.

If you don’t sign up to do this now… When will you? (Seriously, think about that.) If you are struggling with your solopreneur business — or if you just know that you want to be able to take it to the next level — then what are you doing differently to make that HAPPEN? Nothing changes if nothing changes.

This is your chance to do something different, so that 6 months from now, you’ll actually be on track to meeting those goals that currently feel like they’re a distant, pie-in-the-sky dream.

You don’t need to play small anymore. I don’t want you to let fear hold you back — You can overcome this fear. Let me help you out with that.

Joining Solopreneur CEO is an act of courage. It is an act of clarity. The first step to go from struggling to successful Solopreneur CEO is to invest in yourself.

Your time is now — OUR time is now. Be BOLD, make this commitment, and become the Solopreneur CEO you’re meant to be, before it gets booked out: