It is either you devour fear or your fear will devour you.
It is the very first thing that you are going take into consideration after you have joined a network marketing business.
Your fear comes in different varieties and most harmful among them are the fear of failure and the fair of rejection.
Why? Because in network marketing, you will be facing failures and rejections – a lot of them.
Successful People Did Fail
Benjamin Franklin once said, “I haven’t failed, I’ve had 10,000 ideas that didn’t work.”
“Of the 200 light bulbs that didn’t work, every failure told me something that I was able to incorporate into the next attempt,” Thomas Edison said.
The Ford Motor Co was actually third business of Henry Ford because his first two businesses didn’t work out.
Walt Disney was fired by the editor of a newspaper for lacking in creative ideas, and Steven Spielberg was a high school dropped out and he applied to attend film school for three times but hes was unsuccessful due to his low grade average.
“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
So, why afraid of failure?
I work as graphic designer and it is not only hundred times that my designs and ideas were rejected, but it doesn’t stop me to search for new ideas and create better designs.
The more you and your ideas are rejected, the more you strive for excellence and become tough on facing rejections.
Do you know that Colonel Harland Sanders, the founder of the popular Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) was rejected for over 1000 times when he was trying to sell his “original recipe”? But he persevered, and now, KFC is having outlets at more than 17000 locations around the world.
So, why afraid of getting rejected?
5 Things to Help You Overcome Your Fears
The intensity of your fears in certain situations depends heavily on how you interpret the situation.
Regardless of how much you think you fear something, you can always overcome your fear.
It is a really tough process getting used to something but then it is very possible to learn to handle your fear.
It is worth noting that there are some things that you just have to fear such as a man eating lion or venomous snake that is hell-bent on biting you.
This is justified fear. However there are those other fears that are irrational for instance a fear of large crowds that make you feel like you will pass out. Such irrational fears which cause anxiety are the ones you should strive to get rid of.
The secret to overcoming fear is to overcome your anxiety. Here are some of the ways you will do that.
1. Ask yourself what causes the anxiety
Most of the time people have no idea why they fear some things, like a bunny is a really cute animal that cannot eat a person even if it tried.
Why is it that whenever you see one you want to flee for your dear life? Once you know what exactly causes you the anxiety then you can start the process of overcoming your fear.
In terms of starting your network marketing business, some questions you might ask are:
- Am I scared to lose money?
- Am I scared to be laugh by my friend a and family?
- Am I confident enough?
It important to know what is the cause so that it would be easy for you to deal with it.
2. Accept the anxiety and deal with it
Someone might have told you that in order to overcome your fear you should tell yourself that you are not afraid.
Overcoming your fear is not a matter of burying your head in the sand, ignoring the problem.
Acknowledge the anxiety that your object of disaffection causes you. From here you can try to find ways to keep the anxiety under control.
In this way, you can start looking for solution to the cause of your fear.
3. Tame your imagination
Most fears result from wild imaginations. Fears are more intense if you are one of those people with very creative imaginations.
Either way, when you accept your anxiety you should then control your thoughts. Do not think too far into the future imagining what will happen next.
Live in the here and the now. How do you feel about the situation you are in?
4. Breathe in
This is something you have heard so many times. The brain needs oxygen to function. There is no way you will organize your thoughts when you are running short of breath.
Avoid the short quick breathing it is the short circuit that leads to anxiety.
If possible close your eyes and take that deep breath. This way you will be able to organize your thought.
5. Do not avoid the situation
The best thing you can do to overcome your fear of crowds or being in an enclosed area is to put yourself in that situation frequently.
If you are scared of standing before people to perform- take three minutes and stand in front of the crowd practicing the aforementioned tips.
Several repetitions and you will find yourself taking to the situation extremely well.