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How to Overcome the Fear of Starting Your Own Business

21st June 2017 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

How to Overcome the Fear of Starting Your Own Business

“Wherever you are is always the right place! There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are.” ― Julia Cameron Starting a new business requires a leap of faith in your own abilities, but fear always gets in the way.

It manifests in a number of ways: Fear of starting Fear of losing what you’ve got Fear of being seen As hackneyed as it sounds, there is nothing to fear but fear itself; but we need to understand the link between our emotions (“I feel sick with worry) and our thinking self (“You must be mad”). Once understood, it reveals to us that the only thing standing in the way of us starting a new business is…the negative reaction, which hijacks even our best ideas.

In this talk, Julian Summerhayes and Paula Gabriel will unravel what makes fear so real and stands in the way of any new business or entrepreneurial venture. As they’ll explain, it’s not a case of applying ‘7 Habits’, ’10 Tips’ or great gobs of ‘positive affirmation’ but understanding the inner landscape; namely the link between thought-consciousness and action — leap and the net will appear type action! Less Woo Woo more practical, meaning that once the penny drops any venture, big or small, is within your gift.

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Plymouth Science Park
1 Davy Road
Plymouth, Devon PL6 8BX United Kingdom
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