Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway!

Written By: Katana Abbott

“Don’t let fear decide your future.” – Shalane Flanagan

When you are called to lead, speak and to inspire others, to grow and generate income for your business or career, I call this Monetizing Your Message.  Often having to self promote feels uncomfortable because of limiting beliefs from past experiences, or simply because we need some support around it.  It happens to the best of us.  Let me tell you my personal story…

Several years ago, I was invited to appear on the Feminine Mastery Online Summit.  My topic was, “How our disempowering beliefs hold us back from standing in our power and shining our light.”

I’ve always said that no matter how smart, successful, or rich a woman is, almost all of us experience “limiting beliefs” that pop up just when we are about to take the LEAP. I know this happens to most women because I have had hundreds of women tell me this personally.

In addition, we surveyed 234 women who took our Unlock Your Financial Power course.  We asked: “What is your biggest financial challenge?

  • 67% of you told us it was, “Getting rid of self-limiting beliefs and self doubt.” 
  • This was followed by “Earning enough”.

First of all, those two problems are tied to each other because if you have self-doubt that may sound like, “I’m not good enough or I don’t know enough.” How will you be able to charge or ask for what you are worth?

So let’s go back to the story I was going to share…

Right before I was about to be interviewed by Feminine Mastery Telesummit host, Cyndie Silbert, I was hit with my own “limiting belief.”

Although I have done dozens of telesummits and webinars, I had never done one on video.  The week before the video interview, I thought, “I’m going to cancel this.  I don’t know how to use this technology, and I’m afraid I will really mess it up.  I just don’t want to do video!”

The thought was loud and clear.  I was afraid.  But anyone who knows me well can guess what I did.

I felt the fear and did it anyway!

It helps to be prepared, so I grabbed a friend, and we simply did a practice run.  It was easy… and I LOVED it.  In fact, after the interview, Cyndie posted to Facebook about our interview together, and this is what she said:

“Katana you are gorgeous on video and brilliant of course! Loved our time together and what I learned from you!” ~ Cyndie Silbert

What if I had never done that interview?  

My message would have been lost, and I wouldn’t have had a chance to grow. Now I use video in all areas of my business, and I’ll bet you do too!

Next time you are faced with a limiting belief about shining your light and standing in your personal power, remember this story and “Take the LEAP anyway.”  You’ll be so happy you did!

This month, I am so excited to bring you two very smart and seasoned women who have been in the business of public relations, branding, messaging, speaking, writing, and basically getting your message out there and monetizing it!

Our first guest is Public Relations Expert, Renée Ahee.  Renée is in her 3rd Act, and like many who are 60+, she has the financial security where working is now optional. Best of all, she has carved out a life she absolutely loves.  Renée has agreed to share her words of wisdom with us, including “how to sell without selling.”  I cannot wait! 

Ruth Klein is a seven-time bestselling author who teaches everything about book writing and branding.  Branding is how we show up in the world and how others define us.  I’m in Ruth’s year-long Momentum Club right now and had a huge breakthrough. Ruth encouraged me to change my branding and messaging this year…and voila!! It was like magic. 

Why didn’t I change my branding back in 2010 when I first launched my programs?  She was there, too, and I even lead a new course, but I didn’t follow through.  Why?  You got it.  I had limiting beliefs.  I read in one of Ruth’s books that she knew a woman who was afraid to launch her brand… and it cost her a least a million dollars.  I’ll bet she was talking about me! 

Well, I’m not letting it happen again, and don’t let it happen to you!  It’s time to shine and to create real and total prosperity in your life doing something you love, that you are great at, and that you are paid generously for. 

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And if you want to eliminate your limiting beliefs so you can thrive and enjoy your life more, then be sure to register for my free Unlock Your Financial Power course.  It’s focused on mastering your mindset, getting clear and creating confidence so you can shine and attract more wealth and happiness into your life.  You can’t beat that, and it could just change your life!

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Katana Abbott, CFP®, is a Midlife Millionaire® Coach, founder of the Smart Women Companies, and the host Smart Women Talk Radio with over a million subscribers.  For over 30 years, Katana has shown women how to take charge of their life and finances and believes it’s never too early to plan for expected and unexpected events like retirement, encore careers, moving abroad, or preparing for long-term care.  She has written several books, created a financial literacy course, and is a popular speaker. Katana has been honored by NAWBO as one of Detroit’s Top 10 Business Women, receiving the Breakthrough Award. To download her new retirement guide, Three Smart Strategies for a Midlife Millionaire® Lifestyle. visit www.katanaabbott.com

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