proclamation will stir an overwhelming urge in you to
get moving fast so you can celebrate each victory in
a new post. Plus, sharing a chronical of your journey
not only helps you, but could help others facing similar
If social exposure of this magnitude isn’t in your
comfort zone, then scale it down to a more private
core group of trusted colleagues. You could make your
goal known to 5-10 peers whom you admire, or, if you
have a sizeable team, share your intentions, hopes, and
reservations with them at your next team meeting.
Networking and referral groups are a perfect forum
for this approach, too.
Whoever you decide to “go public” with, just
make certain that it goes well beyond your family
and friends. Though your friends and family are well-meaning and will likely be very supportive of you,
these types of relationships aren’t generally as effective
in terms of driving a sense of accountability when it
comes to daunting business goals.
2. FLOOD YOUR SENSES - There’s a form of behavioral therapy called “Flooding,” which is sometimes
used by trained psychologists to treat phobias and
anxiety disorders. The basic principle is that by exposing the individual to the subject of their anxiety/
fear for repetitive and/or prolonged periods of time,
eventually the high adrenaline and fear wanes.
I’m not suggesting that you hire a psychologist in
order to achieve your goals, but what I am encouraging you to try is to immerse yourself in everything that
has to do with the goal itself.
For instance, if your goal is to host a series of
Home Buyer Seminars, but you have a fear of public
speaking, then “flood” your senses by reading a book
on how to put on great seminars, join Toastmasters.
org to work on your fear of public speaking, go on
Meetup.com and look for someone else’s Home
Buyer Seminar that you can attend, interview a peer
Loan Officer who is already hosting seminars, or visit
Youtube.com and watch Home Buyer webinars. Start
practicing your presentation in front of a mirror, your
cats, your significant other, and eventually in front of
two or three people and so on.
Set yourself up for a three-week “flooding” where
every day you commit to immersing yourself in one of
the activities above.
3. HIRE AN EXPERT - We humans tend to feel all
alone in our day-to-day strife. We believe our particular set of circumstances and fears are somehow
unique. However, the real truth is that no matter the
goal, no matter the fears, someone else has already
been there, done that!
The great news is that there are plenty of excellent people who are willing to work with you one-on-one in a consultative or coaching partnership
and share all of their success secrets, tips, tools, and
resources to help you move past the fear and accomplish your goals easier and faster than you ever would
have achieved on your own.
Whether you are trying to recruit a winning sales
team, increase the production levels of your current
team, brand yourself, gain control of your time management, write a book, become a great speaker, host a
radio show, home buyer seminar, or video series, hiring
an expert who can demonstrate their success in helping others to achieve the same goal and move past
perceived road-blocks is the fastest mode to achieving
your goals with the least amount of pitfalls, setbacks,
and wasted time.
Jump on-line and start investigating and interviewing the people promoting themselves as experts in
your area who have the knowledge you need and the
ability to help you see your goals through to the finish
Regardless of which of the three approaches you
decide to embrace, just remember that the focus,
time, and money you invest in your own growth always yields the greatest return.
Coach Victoria‘s passion is working one-on-one with
highly motivated business professionals to maximize their
personal effectiveness as they develop their vision, define
their goals, take action and build strong foundations to
ensure their continued success. She can be reached at