My Journey Toward Becoming a Work at Home Mom {Part 4}: Managing Fear

One day I’m super motivated, making progress, confident, and ready to conquer the world. The next day I completely doubt myself.

Sound familiar?

The name of this blog is Happy Simple Mine. It’s a place where I share simple ways to create a happy life. No life is filled with complete happiness, however. And I want to be as real as I can be on this blog, especially on this journey to become a work-at-home mom.

And the reality is that I’m not always confident and fearless – then again, who really is?
The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.

The Mind is Powerful

One thing that continues to amaze me is how powerful the mind is. On the days that I’m feeling good, I’m 100% there. No one can stop me. There is not a shadow of a doubt that I will be a successful business owner.

On the days that I’m doubting myself, I’m questioning everything and think maybe I should just take the “safe” route and continue working a typical 8-5 job.

The only difference between these two days is my mindset. Typically, nothing “bad” happened on the days I’m doubting myself. For some reason or another, I’ve simply given the fear more power.

I learned that courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.

In talking with successful business owners, I’m not alone. Fear is something that sneaks its way into everyone’s mind to some degree or another, no matter how successful we become.

How I’m Managing Fear

You’ll notice that won’t be mentioning the words “overcoming fear” in this post. That’s intentional. That’s because I don’t think it’s a realistic goal.

I do, however, know that it’s possible to “manage fear” and not let it hinder our progress. Knowing that fear will continue to sneak in, I have found ways to manage it:

  • Surround myself with positive people. Attitude is contagious. I’m choosing to surround myself with people who see the glass as half full.
  • Work on personal development on a consistent basis. I’ve been investing more time into personal development lately and I’ve noticed how it has positively affected my outlook and belief in myself and my abilities. Plus, listening to motivational speakers in the car is a much better use of my time than singing along with the radio {although believe me, I still do this… loudly and badly – ha!}.
  • Get to work when fear enters in. In other words, be too busy to have time for fear. {Bam!}

Fear is not real.

We can either let fear and doubt paralyze or propel us. I’m making a concerted effort to let it propel me to GREAT things.

By the way, I’m not on this work-from-home mission on my own. If you have similar dreams, you can join me and my team! Click here to learn more about what I’m doing and feel free to contact me if you have any questions!


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