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  • Katrina Julia

Face Financial Fears That Hold You Back


You’ve thought about being an entrepreneur,

yet you have no idea where to start.

You already are an entrepreneur, yet the thought of

being in charge of your future still excites and terrifies you.

The concept of having financial freedom is a vision,

yet the reality feels very far away…

 

You know there are some things holding you back,

yet you can't pinpoint exactly what they are.

“Being Seen"

“Upper Limits”

“Internal Belief"...

may trigger some emotions, yet you aren't exactly sure what or why.

 

At the same time, you have a deep desire to help people and you know you can make a bigger impact, yet YOU are unsure of exactly what to do.

You are afraid of not sharing your story, your experience, and your service….So you are still reading.

You have a deep feeling that I get you because you’ve gotten this far

(and I do!) I’ve been where you are, or am currently growing through it!

 

For the past six years, I’ve been a full-time entrepreneur, and every financial fear and energy associated with it has been exposed (or is being exposed). Even though I had a lot of external evidence (like being a CPA + MBA, working with >7 industries before being a full-time entrepreneur, generating others 7-9 figures annually consistently, and reaching 6+ figures before 30), I still had massive fears. These mainly resulted due to chaos or instability I saw as a child with finances that I still held inside, and have been released step by step.

 

I thought if I had these experiences

despite a lot of external evidence,

imagine how others may feel.

 

What if…

What if you were able to be who you are,

share your story, and monetize your message?

What if you overcame your fears of being

seen across many platforms?

What if you shared publicly your message

and spoke online and offline?

What if you considered your financial

upbringing and highest income seen?

What if you practiced seeing and receiving

the money in advance to face fears?

What if you faced fears on being worthy

of teaching your message and receiving money?

What if you overcame the internal beliefs with

action every single day to create new patterns?

 

Imagine creating the life you love…

Imagine creating a business you love.

It is possible to do it. How do I know?

Because I have overcome so many of these fears, and continue to every single day.

I also share with others to do the same.

 

If you only do one part of the equation (internal only or external only), the results will not be what you want them to.

You will feel misaligned in various ways because you will be. I did the external only prior to being a full-time entrepreneur, and always felt like something was missing despite having exponential results. I also did the internal only in year four of being a full-time entrepreneur, then the external was missing because I wasn't marrying the two together.

 

When you combine facing fears internally with the external work to get the results you want, powerful things happen.

 

I figured it was time to share it to serve others. So, how do you do it?

 

Photo credit: Rey_cuba photography

 

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Fear 1: Being Seen

Last year, I realized how I had created an invisible ceiling from all the years I was in corporate (from 1998-2011) of being "safely seen" within each company, but not publicly beyond.

In comparison, when I was in college, I felt free and was seen in all aspects across classes, organizations, leadership, friends. At the same time, years had passed during that time.

As a result, my brain had become conditioned (like Pavlov's dog) to be "safe" in certain environments. I realized I had all these thoughts in my head the more I even started to think about getting out there more - whether it was social media, collaborating with influencers, speaking engagements (beyond my comfort zone), video and online experiences, and more.

I had thoughts like... they will judge me, who do I think I am, how am I going to make this perfect, and more...

 

I realized these were all trying to keep me small, and I knew that I was destined for more.

Just like you are.

 

Overcome Fear 1: Being Seen

So, how do you overcome this fear. The same way I did (and do), one step at a time.

1) Do more with social media. In the beginning, it will start with baby steps. As you grow in confidence, you will take more action. You will be amazed at how a year from now, you will be different (as long as you take action!).

2) Keep growing your team. You may, or may not be, growing a team with influencers. However, we are always growing a team in whatever capacity. I am growing a team of influencers, coaches, speakers, advisors, support, and tech. This requires being seen. I ask myself every week - what did I do this week to grow this? How did I approach this - with high vibes, clear instructions, and guidelines? What lessons learned could I apply to keep overcoming both being seen fears and trust.

3) Speak publicly more. This may be in person for you. This may be on video or live on social media. This may be both (I highly recommend both). In this day in age, we have access to go live for free on all social media platforms. Years ago, this would have only been accessible via paid commercials. If you are running a business of any kind - there is no reason for you to not take advantage of this. At a minimum, post even 1 video you film weekly, and go live at least once on a platform weekly! This will help you build confidence!

Even though I am a public speaker of over 15 years, I did not start doing video until last year. At first, I was terrified. I had lots of coaching from one of our influencers - Ashley Renne with Travellushes and Weekend Voyagers - thank you! Loads of practice! Then, more coaching with Brendon Burchard, I continue to think about how I want others to feel when they listen to me, and continue to hone my craft,

People think when they listen to me, I don't have fear or don't get nervous. That couldn't be further from the truth. I am also a recovering perfectionist - so that doesn't always help! I have to ask myself - did you do your best in that moment? YES Did you share something of value and joy? YES! Awesome then!


 

Photo credit: Nikki Candela

The fear of being seen directly impacts our finances because

that is less energy of you out there, and less people that see you.

As a result, less people that know you exist and that you can help them!