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From Fear to Mount Everest – Learn to Face Attorneys Like a Mountaineer

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).

3 thoughts on “From Fear to Mount Everest – Learn to Face Attorneys Like a Mountaineer

  1. Starting anything is scary! The uncertainty of it is what scares us generally! If you knew you would prosper, you would take that first step without fear, but we don’t know! We have a fear of the word “no”. How does this two letter word have such an emotional impact on us as complex life forms? Wow! Like we were taught at the CLNC® Certification Seminar, go out and find 10 “no’s” and then “no” won’t be as scary. Don’t give up! Nothing strong was built quickly!

  2. Vickie, I really liked your quote: “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.”

    It’s all in our perspective, isn’t it? How we frame a situation determines our feelings about it, and actually affects the outcome. Very empowering!

  3. Thank you for sending this blog out on conquering fears. I just got my free information packet today from the LegalNurse.com. I am pertrified and ecstatic at the same time. Therefore, these stories you have attached about the business fear of others “Been there done that” will help pave my way to success.
    I used to worry constantly. A habit picked up from my grandmother and mom. When the worry started affecting my sleep, that was when I decided to do something about it.
    I learned to conquer my fear of constant worry as follows: Before I go to bed I imagine writing everything down (used to do it in hard copy) then wadding it up and pitching it in the trash can. Then I could go to sleep and wake up to a fresh blank page the next morning.
    Thanks again,
    Brenda McCorcle, RNC, aspiring future CLNC® consultant

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