Growing your business or sales career can be very exciting, but can also bring up a lot of limiting beliefs and fear. I was speaking with a client recently and she shared that she was really ready to go to the next level, but felt like something was in her way. After we chatted for a while and I asked her a series of questions, it became clear that she was afraid of becoming more visible-for people to really see her.
Can you relate?
The more visible you become, the more likely it is that you might develop critics, and no one wants to be criticized. One of my coaches recently shared that when people become famous, 30% of the population will not only dislike you, they will actually believe they “hate” you.
I was shocked by that statistic but if you think about it, it’s true. People in the public eye are constantly criticized, whether or not it is deserved or even anyone’s business. Plus, when envy comes into play, emotions can run wild and people may become even more vocal about their dislike of another human being.
Knowing that, I understand why it can be frightening to become more visible. However, if you don’t become more visible, you may be holding yourself back from experiencing the success you desire and helping the clients who truly need your product or service. Imagine a world where everyone was invisible-the world would just shut down! Now, imagine a world where everyone is visible and sharing their gifts, products and services with the world! What a great place that would be to live!
Step Number One: Identify and acknowledge your fears. What are you really afraid of? What’s the worst thing that can happen. Often when you look at what your fears really are, they begin to lose their power over you. Give yourself permission to release that fear.
Step Number Two: Make a list of 10 ways that you could become more visible. Examples could include: Blogging, creating videos to send to prospects and clients, public speaking, writing an ezine, writing articles to be published, joining a new networking group, offering a new product or service, etc.
Step Number Three: From your list of 10, choose your top 3-5 that you would really like to implement. Next to each one, list your completion date.
Action Step: Take the three steps listed above!
Visibility can lead to greater profitability and prosperity. Enlist a coach or accountability partner who can help support you on this journey!
The more visible you become, the greater impact you will make on the world.