Take Action Now – Even If You Are Afraid

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It’s not easy to take action now when you are afraid, but if you find a way to do it, you can win!

 

First, understand that fear is real

Fear is most often defined as a belief that a thing is dangerous or likely to cause pain of some kind. Fear is not a pleasant thing. But it is a real thing. This means that when people tell you that you fear is not real or that you should ignore your fears, they are not giving you good advice. Fear is real. I have never met a person who was brave all the time. In fact, most people I meet have been afraid of things from time to time throughout life. People get afraid of success, failure, missed opportunity or even over selling their hand.

 Fear is real. I know people are used to saying the only thing you have to fear is fear itself, but that’s not true. There are lots of things scary things in the world. There are lots of things to fear. While you must take action now even if you are afraid, you still must acknowledge that fear is real. Acknowledging that fear is real is a good thing. Real things can be dealt with and handled. Real things, real problems can be address, dealt with, worked around and solved. This means it is good that fear is real because since it is real, it can be dealt with.

 

Take action now even if you are scared

Over the course of my life, I have been scared to take action now and move forward more times than I can count (and I can use calculus to count). What I don’t do is let that fear stop me from taking action now to get things done. I choose to find a way to take action now even when I am scared. In fact, sometimes, the fact that I am scared helps my determination to take action now and get things done.

 

take action now even if you are in fearRead More: 5 Ways to Take Action Now and Win Reward – No Fear

 

 

 

 

There are all kinds of tips and tricks for how to fight fear, combat fear and beat fear. That is another source of good news. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel and figure out how to win against fear. Instead, you can try some of the tips and tricks others have used with success. If those don’t work, don’t be dismayed, change some of the tricks you tried and adapt them to specifically fit your world, your life and your situation. More than anything else, be encouraged and know that you really can beat fear, take action now and win in your life.

Talented is Like Electricity – Learn to Use It

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“Talent is like electricity. We don’t understand electricity. We use it.” Maya Angelou

Women’s History Month is a great time to look at the words of Maya Angelou and the lessons they have for entrepreneurs. The quote above has 3  lessons for entrepreneurs. These lessons are:

 

  • Appreciate that true talent is special
  • You don’t have to be able to do everything your employees do
  • Find ways to benefit from employee talent

 

Appreciate that true talent is special

One of the biggest mistakes an entrepreneur can make is to make light of the talent of their employees. A few years ago I worked as a consultant to a solar energy company in Louisiana who employed several talented employees. Day after day, the company’s owner made light of the skills and talents of two particular employees. They mocked their education and made light of their ambitions. After a  time, this talented employee left and went to work for my client’s competitors. Long story short, my client is out of business and their competitor is still in business and enjoying the services of those talented employees.

Talented employees are a treasure. They allow you to take advantage of the old saying that “many hands make light work.” When your employees have talents that can be used to help your business, treat those talents as special. This is particularly important if you don’t possess those talents. If these talents are crucial to your business’ success respect those that have the talents so they will be encouraged to stay with you and not leave you for a competitor.

 

You don’t have to be able to do everything your employees do

Smart entrepreneurs know that they do not have to be able to do everything their employees can do in order to succeed in business. In fact, it is common for successful entrepreneurs to have many employees who are able to do things the entrepreneurs themselves cannot do. This means that instead of having to do it all, a smart entrepreneur simply has to know what needs to be done and then put people in place who can do it. This enables an entrepreneur to step away from doing the mundane day-to-day things and instead, concentrate on big picture and long-range concerns. Skilled, talented and able employees are one a business’ greatest treasures.  If an entrepreneur surrounds herself with talented and skilled employees she can do more than if she had to do all the work herself.

 

Find ways to benefit from employee talent

Talented employees are sometimes employees with big egos. In some cases, the bigger the talent, the bigger the ego. Some entrepreneurs are threatened by talented employees with big talent and big egos. If you want to succeed as an entrepreneur, instead of being threatened by talented employees, find ways to use those talents to benefit your business. Look for ways to use your employees’ talents and skills. Then go further, look for ways to encourage your talented employees to expand what they can do for your company. If an employee can make operations better, more efficient, more streamlined or less expensive without compromising quality, congratulate the employee for her ingenuity and let her put the new ideas into place. If you push down, downplay or make light of an employee’s talents, your risk alienating that employee. An alienated employee is more likely to leave you for your competition than a satisfied happy employee. Be creative and find ways to use your employees’ talents to make your business better.

 

 

Entrepreneurs who want to succeed should ABL aka Always be Learning. So,  the question for you this magnificent day is,  how do you keep talented employees happy and with your company?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#032617 Sunday the Week in Review

Sunday week in review

Some people find serenity one day per week by reviewing the news they have missed during the course of the week. If you are one of those people, this is the place for you!  Here are the things we covered on Janeane’s World this week.

March Madness and 3 Lessons for Entrepreneurs

 

march madness and lessons for entrepreneurs

Every March the country is all abuzz with thoughts of college basketball.College campuses are in hyper drive.  School students are assigned geography reports based on college rankings. Offices all over the country fill out pools trying to guess who will be the eventual winner.  Entrepreneurs should pay attention to this story because there are 3 lessons for entrepreneurs found in this story. These lessons are:

  • People love dependable things
  • You cannot guarantee results based on someone else’s performance
  • Sometimes, the winner is a surprise

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Dancing with the Stars and 3 Lessons for Entrepreneurs

dancing with the stars and lessons for entrepreneurs

 

One of the best things about the times we live in is that there are lessons everywhere. I am a big believer in the idea that you can learn something new every day if you try. We don’t have to go to school or read textbooks in order to get great business tips. Often, you can find them in surprising places. “Dancing with the Stars” has started a new season is and entrepreneurs  should pay attention to because it teaches:

  • There is always a fun new thing to try
  • It is fun to take a second bite at the apple
  • Surprises are fun

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Lolapalooza and 3 Lessons for Entrepreneurs

lolapalooza and lessons for entrepreneurs

Lolapalooza is in the news because ticket s are now on sale for this multi-day music extravaganza.  Entrepreneurs should pay attention to this story because there are 3 lessons For entrepreneurs found in this story. These lessons are:

  • If you build it, they will come
  • People pay for what they want
  • Dependability breeds loyalty

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Surviving and Thriving Lessons for Entrepreneurs

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“Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.” Maya Angelou

Women’s History Month is a great time to look at the words of Maya Angelou and the lessons they have for entrepreneurs. This quote listed above has 3  lessons for entrepreneurs. These lessons are:

  • First you must survive
  • You need a reason to live
  • Seek to thrive

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