Facing Fear

Hi everyone!

Its been such a long time since I’ve been on here.  Im kind of embarrassed haha.

Anyways for my return, I’d love to share with you a story about today.

Today I did something I have been so scared to do for such a long time.

I went into a place today to do a sales pitch, and although I didn’t get the exact result I wanted, I felt so proud of myself for finally facing this fear I’ve been having. It wasn’t exactly my first sales meeting, but it felt like it because this place was the first one I ever wanted to pitch to.

I realized how strong fear is, and how it stops us from doing lots of things. In this case, I sat down and really analyzed myself and realized that I was really just scared of rejection. Today, the feeling of overcoming fear drowned out the worry of being rejected. And let me just tell you, it felt so good.

Whats the worst that can happen? They can say no? So what? I remember reading a quote or story about fear and one of the ways to lose fear was to face it HEAD ON instead of slowly exposing yourself to it. Throwing yourself in the water, and thats exactly what I did.

Although I wasn’t able to close the deal, I felt like I did great. I didn’t speak 1000 miles an hour like I do when I get nervous, and I was really relaxed. I guess I can thank the man I spoke to for this, he was very kind and engaging.

Immediately after the presentation I asked myself: “Why wasn’t I able to close? How can I do better?” AND ON TO THE NEXT!! Its all about improving. One of my life goals is to be an EXCEPTIONAL salesperson, like the female Jeffrey Gitomer haha. I have a long way to go, but I can’t wait until I’m there!

The absolute best part about this whole experience is that I feel so much more comfortable about doing it again, it gives me an opportunity to improve myself, my presentation, and pitch. Also, I love how happy I’ve been all day for finally facing a fear. If theres something I want to live by, its “never let fear your fear decide your fate” (BTW this is a direct lyric from the song “Kill Your Heroes” by the band AWOLNATION, go listen to that gem)

Anyways just wanted to share this quick story with everyone in hopes that it may inspire you or someone to go out and do something that scares you today or tomorrow (since the day is almost over). I promise that you’re going to be so proud of yourself. And also because the losses have to be showcased just as much as the winnings. I feel like not enough people do that.

Now that I have my own website, I hope I can keep this updated every week!

Thanks so much for reading! 🙂

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