Since I posted my free book “3 questions everyone who wants to own a bed and breakfast asks – or should!“ I’ve had many people telling me that they relate to my story about how I went about owning a bed and breakfast. Yes, I was scared. Yes, I was frustrated with the fact that I couldn’t nail down definitive answers to all my questions. But, I did it.
Let’s talk about being scared. Anything that is new, different or requires change is scary – it’s a fact of life. I am not exceptionally brave, and even I required a kick in the proverbial “rear-end” – not once, but twice before I actually took the plunge into owning a bed and breakfast.
How did I get over my fears?
I took a weekend course by a motivational/leadership speaker by the name of Robin Sharma to understand the unconscious fears that were holding me back, and I learned a lot about myself and how and why I approach things in my life. It was an eye-opening experience!
After that course, I started to dig into the topic of owning a bed and breakfast as I described in the book, and while I increased my knowledge and confidence to realize this was something I could more than likely pull off, it was really hard to take that final step. So, I went and did the workshop again – and was able to learn even more about myself and what was stopping me. To be really honest, I think was looking for someone else to make the decision for me, so that if things didn’t work out, I could always blame them for the situation.
However, there wasn’t anyone else…so I had to do it! My first step started me on a path to a life even better than the one I imagined! And yes, even when I had successful seasons under my belt, I sometimes still got scared…But I’ve learned that no one has ever died from fear!
So, what are the fears that are holding you back? And, even better – what are you going to do about them? Leave me a comment or send me an e-mail – I’d love to know I’m not alone!
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