Overcoming Fear and taking the leaP

03 February 2019

​So have you heard of my friend Fear? To be totally honest he really isn’t my friend. However he is something that comes around often. Or maybe it’s a she? I am not actually sure, but what I do know is fear is something that creeps up ever so often.

Honestly, I wonder if fear is a psychic? Because it seems that every time something is on my mind, fear just comes around as if it is reading my thoughts. “ You're not good enough” ,“ You know what such and such will say”,“What gives you the right to try that?” and so on and so on.

I'm sure I am not the only person that has ever come across fear, and I surely will not be the last. Ever day when I help Sweet Peeps in our FREE support group the Sweet Success Project, I notice that a ton of peeps struggle with fear.

Ever had a new treat that you wanted to try? Ever thought of adding a new service to your bakery storefront? Have you ever had an idea for a new venture such as a cool local pop up, selling your treats wholesale, marketing to more jazzy wedding clients or trying a new indulgent recipe? Then suddenly, fear kicks in?

Here comes a little voice that says, “Oh hell no” and just like that...BAM! You are over it! The excitement vanishes, your idea is hidden and you are afraid to even speak on the item that you want because all of a sudden fear kicked in. Thanks to fear (for some reason) now you believe that you cannot accomplish the desires of your heart. Yep, I have been there and I'm here to tell you that you are not alone!

Below I have provided a few tips to help you overcome fear and silence the little voice in your head once and for all.

#3 Surround yourself with only feel good things AND people.

When you have an idea that consumes you or excites you, and that excitement is met with fear, discuss it with a friend. If they are a real friend, they will root for you every step of the way. After all, friends are usually our biggest cheerleaders. Finding the support to do the thing that you are afraid to do can help you overcome any little worries that you may have about achieving it once and for all.

As you continue to go about your new year and work on your goals, it is natural to hit stumbling blocks and have a little fear creep in. Someone once said if your dream doesn’t scare you, it isn’t big enough.

Don’t let fear hold you back from the thing that you are destined or excited to do. Everything in life is worth working for regardless of if it feels like it or not. You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Hold your head high, pay no mind to the naysayers and give it your sweetest go. ​

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