Whenever I am faced with a fear or a decision, I play this question game with myself. Let me explain by just playing it here with you...
I ask myself 4 questions before making a decision to make sure I'm not acting (or not acting) out of fear or focusing on the wrong thing. Here they go:
1. What's the WORST that could happen?
2. Am I going to DIE by doing this thing?
3. What's the BEST that could happen?
4. Is doing this thing aligned with my goals or the results I want to create?
Most of the time, the WORST that happens isn't really so bad.
Most of the time, I am NOT going to die by taking action.
Most of the time, the BEST is really mind-glowingly awesome.
And IF I can say YES to question #4, then it's a no-brainer decision.
I had a big article published by Business Insider about my debt freedom journey and my top 5 pieces of advice for paying down debt.
This is a story that gets the attraction of a lot of HATERS. People don't believe in themselves enough to believe what I did is possible, so instead, they troll on me. Which is totally fine, because the reason for sharing my story isn't about me - it's about inspiring at least one person to know that they are meant for bigger and better things.
I want people to know that their highest goals are alive and real within them, and with a bit of tenacity, they can achieve them all.
Along with all those haters, was over 179,000 eyeballs on my story, and even a few supportive and inspired comments, and even a personal email from one person who is ready to get out of their own debt and now believes they can.
So, why am I telling you all this, right?
I wasn't always sure that sharing my debt freedom story was a good idea. I knew that people wouldn't believe it, I never wanted it to feel like bragging or snobbery, and have honestly never loved being the center of attention.
BUT, when I asked myself those 4 questions about this decision to share my story publicly and many other decisions in my business - the answer was an astounding - you have to share this to INSPIRE other people. So, that other people will believe it's possible for them too, no matter what their finances look like.
The same thing is true when I talk about what's working (and not working) in my business.
I want to share those things with you. But I want to make sure that I'm sharing with a purpose, aligned to my goals & mission, sharing to inspire you and give you real tangible tips (just like I did in the Business Insider article) so that you can create more impact in your own life & business.
Use those questions as your filter for moving through fear!