Fear is not real. If fear was real, we’d all have the same precise fear response to the same stimuli. Instead, we create our own individual fears and our own individual responses. Remember how you used to be afraid of doctors and now you know what a real joke that unreal response was?
On the other hand, challenges are real, and our response to them is quite varied and individual. David Breashears, a famous mountain climber, shares a strategy for responding to fear when it rears its ugly head. His advice about climbing Mount Everest is just as valid for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants launching or growing a CLNC® business as it is for mountain climbers:
“In mountain climbing, it’s not the wind around you that frightens you, but the wind that awaits you. Much of our trepidation was, to be sure, psychological. After all, skilled Everest veterans had died up there just weeks before. We decided it was time to move out from our Base Camp at 17,600 feet: better to face the mountain in our boots than sit around in our tents brooding about it. On the slopes, we’d see for ourselves what the mountain held for us, and we’d let the mountain tell us when to climb – or not to climb.”
What about you? Is it better to face your attorney-prospects in your Jimmy Choo biker boots or sit in your home office brooding about it? Once you’re in the attorney’s office, I promise you’ll forget to be afraid. If you don’t believe me now, I get it, but here’s one fact you can’t dispute – you can’t start or launch your legal nurse consulting business without taking that first step. Is it time to see what the CLNC mountain holds for you?
I’m Just Askin’
P.S. Comment and share how you conquer your fears (real or not).