Let’s be honest, running a business is tough and at times it can feel like you’re on an emotional rollercoaster where one moment you’re on top of the world, and the next falling apart.
For many business owners these out of control emotions can manifest to the point that their business suffers, they struggle making sales, don’t have the confidence to attend events and get stuck, unable to grow.
We’ve all been there, and often we can overlook these issues, thinking maybe our funnel is broken or we have the wrong strategy, when actually, the problem is deep within ourselves.
That’s why I wanted to share with you 7 signs you may not have realized are your business causing you anxiety, and a simple tool you can use to break through them.
- You procrastinate
- You overthink
- You struggle making decisions
- You doubt yourself
- You fear being judged
- You have difficulty sleeping and your health is suffering
- You feel like an imposter
The problem with all of these is your focus is on a perceived future outcome, but here’s the thing, that future doesn’t exist, as there’s no way you can predict the outcome of the actions you take.
Which is why that story in your head, isn’t real.
Believing it though pushes you into a heightened state, and when that happens you tend to land up in a self-fulfilling prophecy, where your actions, emotions and thoughts align, sabotaging your success.
And this keeps you in a Negative Thoughts Feedback Loop, where you repeat the cycle over and over again.
So what can be done about it?
To overcome this, we need to interrupt the patterns to stop you acting on impulse and shift your focus.
So the next time you feel the anxiety building up, stop, breathe and ask yourself…
What are you anxious about?
What SPECIFICALLY is causing you anxiety?
Break it down, what about that are you actually afraid of? And once you know, shift it.
Instead of focusing on everything that goes wrong, ask yourself what could go right?
How could it go right? What happens when you get amazing results? You follow through and succeed?
Or even if it doesn’t, is it really the end of the world like you’re building up in your head?
By reversing the thoughts and stories you can start to take control of your emotions, breaking the hold of your anxiety and putting you in a position where you can stay calm, confident and in control.
Obviously, there’s more to this issue, which is why with private clients we really dive in deep to get to the root cause of the problem so we can break through it.
This is a really useful tool you can keep in your arsenal for whenever that anxiety is getting the better of you.
So try it and let me know how you get on.
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