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What is the Success/Fear Line? What is it and Why does it Matter?

July 20, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride // No Comments »

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about recognizing success and failure.

Hey everyone, Shawn here. I want to talk about the fear versus success line and how to get above it. So, a lot of times we see a line between fear and success. And it’s almost like you can draw a line across a plane. And if you get above the line and you start having success, we start seeing a spiral effect and a hockey stick upwards. But the same thing can happen with a fear line if you get below it.

If fear starts to overwhelm you, we start getting a very bad spiral. The fear can grow; financial resources can dry up. You really can stop doing the things that you want to do and things can get halted. So we have this very finite line, fear versus success. It’s almost exponential: if you get above the line, you’re going to have exponential growth, and if you fall below the line you’re going to have an exponential downturn. And the difference between the two is subtle, but it can be very clear which side of the line you’re on.

So how do we manage this? What do we do? We need to have the voice of experience. This is where coaching comes in. I’ve talked a lot about coaching recently and this is where very good coaching is very important. Because if you get the right coaches and you get the right team going, they can see the things that are getting you above the success line, and they can help you manage the fear. And that is critical, to have that voice of reason, and more importantly that outside point of view.

You’re tied up in your business. You’re tied up in your entrepreneurial effort. You see what you see. You don’t necessarily see the big picture. And your coach or your outside advisors, they can see what’s happening, and they can tell you if you’re moving in the right direction. Because they can see those early hints of success, that you’re probably too much in the weeds, and they can also see if you’re going on a downward trend. It can make a huge difference in your business.

So, the key is to getting aligned with some coaches that you like and trust. And build a team around you that’s very objective, that’s very real with you and allows you to do the things you want to do.

Now if you’re looking for a coach like that, that’s something that we offer at McBride for Business. There are other great coaches out there. You really want to interview some people and find the ones that are a right fit for you, and I’d love to be part of that conversation.

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This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein.  This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. Each case is unique.  Past results do not guarantee future outcomes. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity. Kruno Knezevic.


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