“What’s the absolute worst thing someone could say about you, ladies? Turn it into a hashtag,” my coach Emily said.
It was day two of a virtual intensive for coaches wanting to build a 6+ figures business. In the minutes before, someone had just expressed their fear of going live on Instagram (a fear I too shared at the time).
Emily took the opportunity to make us do an exercise she had created after watching Taylor Swift’s Netflix documentary, Miss Americana. In it, Taylor vulnerably shares about the time when #TaylorSwiftisOverParty was the most popular hashtag on Twitter. In that moment, Emily realised we all have a hashtag that represents the fears that keep us from taking action towards our goals. And now, she was asking us to come up with our own.
My hashtag? #Giorgiaisafraud.
Are You Already Living Your Worst-Case Scenario?
This exercise was an eye-opener for me. It made me realise the reason why I wasn’t jumping on IG live – and the price I was paying for that.
Deep down, I had a belief that I wasn’t good enough as a coach. That belief triggered the fear of what would happen if I dared go live (or put myself out there in any way):
If I put myself out there, people would find out I was a fraud.
Word would spread.
I’d get trolled and cancelled.
No one would want to work with me.
The irony? I had NO clients at that point… 😢
You know what that means? I was already living my worst case scenario. By keeping me safe from going live and being exposed as a fraud, my mind wasn’t keeping me safe from my worst case scenario. It was creating it. 🤯
TAKE ACTION NOW
What’s the worst case scenario that would happen if you did that thing that scares you? Play the whole tape through. Then, ask yourself, are you already living your worst case scenario?
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What Would You Do If You Knew You’re Already Living Your Worst Case Scenario?
If you’re here, you know there’s something stopping you from making the power moves that’d get your business to 6+ figures.
✨ Maybe it’s going live every day for a month.
✨ Or having 10 conversations a day with new prospects.
✨ Or launching your podcast.
When your mind starts telling you all the reasons why it’s not a good idea, ask yourself this: “What’s the worst thing that would happen if I failed?”
👉 If no one watches your lives, you won’t sign up any new clients.
👉 If you have 10 conversations a day and no one converts, you won’t make any more money than you currently are.
👉 If your podcast flops, no one will listen to it – it’ll be like you never started it.
If your worst case scenario is your current situation – if, when everything goes wrong, you end up where you were before – you won’t be any worse off for trying.
TAKE ACTION NOW
What’s the worst thing that would happen if you made your power move? If that happened, would you be any worse off than you are now?
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How To Minimize The Risk Of Your Worst Case Scenario Coming True
Even though you’re currently living your worst case scenario, I want you to get the clients, make the money, have a successful podcast launch and whatever else your fear is keeping you from having.
There’s a way to maximise your chances of success, so you’ll be better off than where you started: do everything you can, with what you’ve got, from where you are.
Right now, fear is paralysing you. You’re not getting the clients and making the money because you’re not taking the action that would help you reach those goals. You know what they say, if you want different results, you have to do something different.
If you took that action that scares you and implemented the strategy fully, what do you think would happen?
✨ You’d get different results.
✨ You’d attract more of your ideal clients.
✨ You’d make more money.
And the only bad thing that could happen is staying where you are now.
You’ve got nothing to lose. Take that leap now.
- Do your research: You know the big power move you need to make to get the results you want. Research it and get clear on what the steps are, so you can implement it fully.
- Make a plan: Now you’ve done your research, make a plan. What’s the first step to reach your goal? And the second? When do you need to do it by? You don’t have to have it all figured out, but you do need a clear idea of what you need to do to start. You can figure out the rest from there.
- Plan for obstacles: Even the best laid out plans don’t always go according to plan. Think of what’s most likely to go wrong and make a plan to tackle it. When something bad happens, you won’t feel that bad – you already know what to do about it.
- Don’t go it alone: You don’t have to do everything alone. Ask support from your family, friends, mentors, and colleagues. You need people in your corner who teach you the rope, encourage you to keep going, and collaborate with you on your projects.
Wrapping It Up
I’ll leave you with this: you already know what’ll happen if you don’t grow your business. You’ll get back to where you are now. But oh, what if you succeed and create the life you’ve always dreamed of? Go for it. You’ve got nothing to lose.