I’m Scared! I Can’t Do That!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Liz Folger

You ask anyone what they felt when they started their first business and you’re going to get about the same responses….excited, nervous and the most popular, scared to death. It’s hard to look at another mom who has a successful home business and believe that, at one time, she was starting out just like you are right now. Fortunately, she didn’t give in to that little voice that says things like, “You can’t do it”, “You don’t have what it takes”, “People will laugh at you if you fail…” the list could go on and on. This past winter I took my two daughters skiing where hey had their very first skiing lesson. My oldest daughter was able to take two lessons in one day and made a lot of progress. She wanted to go on the chair lift so bad I decided to take her. Before I knew it we were sitting on the lift headed for the top. All of a sudden I wondered what the heck I was doing? How would I get her off this lift? What if the chair operator at the top decided to take a break and wasn’t there to slow the chair down a little and maybe even help her off. To say the least, I was freaked. We get to the top and there was someone there who helped us out. Then we started down the run. It was the neatest experience I’ve had as a mom in a long time. Here’s my five year old daughter going down the ski slope with mom. Sure she fell a few times but each time she got up she’d say, “Mom, I love this. This is so much fun. I don’t want to go home.”

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Needless to say, when we reached the bottom of the hill I was the proudest mom there. It was an incredible experience. It was even more incredible, I think, because of the fact that I was so scared about taking her on the lift. I just didn’t know how it would turn out. When it turned out wonderful, I was more than thrilled. Starting a business is very similar. You just don’t know what’s going to happen, but if you give in to that negative voice — you’ll never know how it will turn out. You’ll never feel that joy of accomplishment. And that’s a feeling you don’t want to miss out on. next article


about the author Liz Folger is Work-at-Home Mom Expert and author of, “The Stay-at-Home Mom’s Guide To Making Money .” She has created a resource site for work-at-home moms at: http://www.bizymoms.com . When you visit don’t forget to sign-up for the free e-newsletter for Bizy Moms. If you would like to include Liz’s syndicated column on your site or publication e-mail her.




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