Is Fear of Risk Holding You Back From Business Success?

It's been excitement central here at VP HQ as I spend some time window shopping for my new home in Brighton. I think I've found the perfect abode (but with furniture of course!) And did I mention it has sea views? What do you reckon? I can TOTALLY see myself here.

It's funny, but I've been met with a mixed reception about moving to the other end of the country. Some people that I've spoken to think it's a mistake to move so far away from family, especially being as I'm on my own with a child under 5. There's the question of support, and what might happen if I'm ill, or something goes wrong...blah, blah, blah!


However, over the years I've learned to understand that expansion and everything that is likely to take me to the next level of success, ALWAYS stands outside of my comfort zone. It stands on the other side of certainty and 'safety.' It involves taking a RISK - a whole hearted jump into the unknown.

The same is true of business success. There's no easy route to all the riches and lifestyle we desire. Those that get the best results and go from zero to one hundred in a short space of time, are the one's that step willingly into the unknown without assurances, without cast iron guarantees.

... And if you're waiting for things to be certain before you say "Yes" to your success, then you'll be waiting a very long time. Certainty simply doesn't exist in life and never will.

Business success is a journey, and probably one of the most mind-blowing, fulfilling, and transformational journeys you are ever likely to put yourself on. There's no doubt that you'll have to take the rouge with the smooth. However, this is what helps you to grow and evolve into ALL that you're meant for. These are the things that take you to the next level.

What you must remember here is that business fundamentally involves RISK. You can't bring the mindset of an employee to the entrepreneurial realm and hope to be successful. You must be prepared to invest and test the waters, it's about trial and error, and picking yourself up quickly no matter what the outcome.

It's natural that you'll go into 'protection mode' when you're trying out something new, investing at a higher level, or putting yourself in the spotlight. However, this is just a function of the brain, NOT reality. It's not something we should allow to stop us.

I like everyone have effed up plenty, got it wrong, and made poor decisions, but I understand that it's part of the journey. I wouldn't be who I am today without it. My, oh my am I grateful for all of the do-do, because it's allowed me to have a life and business that I've design on my own terms.

However, what's most important here is that everything you'll ever desired for your life and your business stands on the other side of the risk you're currently not willing to take. It's about a decision to step into the unknown. When you do, the flood gates open and the magic starts to flow in.

So what do you think? Are you hiding out? Are you avoiding taking the BIG risk that you know in your heart will open up your world? What have you done to 'breath' into a perceived risk? I'd love to hear about risks that you have taken that turned out to be awesome winners. Share your stories in the comments below. I'm sure it would benefit everyone to hear your experiences.

... and if this post has hit a chord and you know it's times to put your big girl pants on and really GO for ALL that you're meant for, I'm here to help.

Join me for a complimentary Decision Making Session. Together we'll look at what's holding you back from designing a super-rockin' biz and create a clear plan to get you into action right away.

Posted on March 10, 2015 .