How to make friends with fear.

Scared is what you're feeling. Brave is what you're doing.”

When you are trying to build your creative career at some point you will feel fearful about the the future. In this week’s podcast I talk about ways that you can make friends with fear to help you with your journey.

When you are forging ahead and making new things it can feel scary. The path that you are creating may never have been walked on before. You may be inventing a new way of doing something, or creating a piece of art or product, that you want to take to market but don’t know how. Or you might be making so much progress, that the thought of success fills you with fearful anticipation.

Fear is a natural response to creating something new or pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone. Sometimes we can even fear success (I know I have had those moments!)

I talk about ways that you can help yourself cope and strategies that I have used, which you can use in your work and personal life.

We often don’t talk about how success can feel as scary as failure. They are both things that we have some or no control over & pushing ourselves can create all sorts of emotions that we often don’t know what to do with.

When you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, remember to take a moment to ground yourself & ask yourself where these emotions are coming from & why you are feeling them.

Do let me know how you get on with the strategies I mention in the podcast by telling me your story in the comments below. I love to hear from you.

Have an amazing week ahead and be brave!

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