In the Business of Fixing Fears

This Friday is Halloween in the USA, so today and Friday I’ll be talking about one topic quite a bit: fear. Being a business owner can be really scary. You aren’t guaranteed success or enough money each day, but then where is there really a guarantee of a job? Even in healthcare fields you can still lose your job with closures and downsizing, and have to look for a new one. Businesses today are facing some big opportunities between Ebola and various wars, if you could actually figure out some solutions for those most affected you’d easily make billions. And then we have the challenges that we usually face like trying to stand out against all the other businesses that are very similar to ours, and trying to share our message with the world when there are so many messages being shared already.

You could easily spend days at a time worrying about how you’re going to make ends meet, how you’re going to top this week’s success and how you’re going to convince your partner that this was the right choice for you. There are certainly plenty of things you can worry about or fear happening. A big one for me is the flooding and natural disasters that seem to have increased dramatically over the past few years. Flood zones and large trees are two things to be concerned about when picking a new home or business location.

It’s a scary world out there with all the people with crazy ideas about what is OK to do and say and how to behave when interacting with others. Just think about all of the hacked accounts that have been revealed this year from Home Depot and Target. Plus all of the regular computer viruses and not even beginning to mention the many different illnesses that have popped up around the world and are killing people.

You get the point, right? The world is a scary place. Now that I’ve really scared and worried you let’s get to today’s thought/inspiration: if you try to take on all of the bad stuff, all of the fears, all of the problems you’ll never make it. The person who finds a solution to Ebola is most likely not going to be the same person who stops this round of hacking. They’re two different problems, and both are really big and will require undivided attention for some time.

No, the answer is to make a difference when and how you can. Start small. Don’t be embarrassed by the fact that you’ve only helped one Mom find a cute outfit for her baby, one business be a success,  or one person get off the street and into a job and home, everyone has to start somewhere.

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” Napoleon Hill

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