Today I want to share with you a magic trick for overcoming fear in business and life.
One of the major challenges and obstacles that a lot of my clients come to me with is fear.
It holds them back from doing what they really want to do with their lives.
You know this fear.
It’s the kind of fear that…
Holds you in uncertainty.
Stops you from following through on new ideas;
Sees you stall on launching new businesses and products, and
Stops you from taking bold moves in the next chapter of your life.
The kind of fear that locks you in uncertainty about who you are and what you really want to do with your life.
It holds you back from stepping into your potential and from living the life that you know that you’re capable of.
I want to encapsulate for you three keys that are going to make it really simple for you to overcome that fear.
Key 1: Fear is an illusion
The first key in overcoming fear is to realise that it’s an illusion, so lets talk about magicians for a moment.
Magicians in the modern sense of the term, are not necessarily using the mystical powers of the universe.
What they are, is they are masters of illusion.
What they do is they create illusions.
Illusions of things that we don’t feel or think or know to be possible. However, by casting an illusion they get us believing and behaving as if that it’s actually real.
That’s because they’re masters of illusion.
If you want to overcome fear, you need to put on your magicians hat, and you need to be able to see through the story that’s creating the fear.
You need to understand that fear is an illusion.
You may have heard the term as fear being referred to as False Evidence Appearing as Real.
If you think about it, this is what fear is.
Recently, I had an experience of really meeting a lot of my fears in life.
I could actually see that the fear that I was experiencing, that was holding me back from really stepping into my power, being myself and claiming what is deservedly mine in this life were actually just freaking stories.
That’s all they were.
They were False Evidence Appearing as Real.
I just want to be clear here as well. The kind of fear I’m talking about is not that survival, primordial, animal instinct fear that helps us escape danger and keeps us safe.
The wolf isn’t chasing you right now.
You don’t have anything to fear; real fear, real survival fear.
The fear that I’m talking about is the one that’s holding you back from doing what you want with your life, from stepping into certainty and taking bold steps forward.
The fear that you’re feeling is actually an illusion.
It’s a construct.
It’s an identification that you’ve placed around your life through for your own subjective meaning.
The likelihood is that it’s based on some past mishaps or failures or things that just didn’t go the way that you wanted them to.
What’s happening in the present moment is you’re wrapping them around a future moment or outcome to which you have a great deal of attachment.
When you do that, you start to build a false reality, a story that’s actually an illusion.
It can become intense, and it can get us stuck in holding patterns. So, you have to put on your magicians hat.
You have to realize that you are a magician, and you’re creating an illusion for yourself that holds you in uncertainty and self-doubt.
So remember, fear is an illusion.
F-E-A-R is False Evidence Appearing as a Real.
Key 2: What would you do if there was no fear?
The next step is to ask yourself a fantastic question, and a very simple one,
“If wasn’t experiencing this fear right now, what is it that I would do?”
Generally we know what’s right for us.
It’s just we’re not trusting ourselves.
We’re not trusting ourselves because we’re living in a story that we have sold ourselves as a reality.
We forgot the we’re magicians, and that we can create illusions even for ourselves.
Fear can get us stuck in holding patterns of not trying new things and not flirting with new directions and new ideas.
So this step is all about getting clear on who and what we might be without the fear.
It teaches us to ask ourselves what our fearless self would do – and do just that.
Key 3: Just do it! Just act
Whatever that thing is that you would do if you weren’t feeling this fear – you need to go and do that.
You need to take some steps forward into that.
You need to feel the fear and just freaking do it anyway.
Because there’s only one way that you’re ever going to find out what’s right for you, and that is through gathering “do-it-data”.
By doing it and then seeing what happens.
What will happen is you will find that that fear was a massive veil, an illusion that you created for yourself because you’re a powerful magician.
Dealing with the illusion
Dealing with the illusion that’s created by a variety of negative emotions is something that we’ll be looking at in the Next Level Live 3 Day Breakthrough.
There’s a high-impact section in the three-day program where I’ll take you through a process, which is called The Life Pattern Upgrade.
In that, what we’re going to do is we’ll explore a whole barrage of major negative emotions in their functional and dysfunctional form.
What we’ll start to do is we’ll start to help you unravel and release and let go of and dissolve the illusions that you’re creating for yourself. Illusions once created by stories that you’ve placed around particular emotions that you feel.
What will start to happen is you’ll start to enable yourself to step through the sadness, the grief, the shame, the guilt etc. that potentially holds you back in life.
Because you’ll start to see where it’s an illusion,
Where it’s functional and,
Where it’s dysfunctional, how it serves you and doesn’t serve you.
Once you start to see all that, it gives you the ability just to be able to step through those limitations and do what you know you’re capable of, and feel free to succeed.
The Next Step
I’d really love to share that experience with you along with a whole bunch of other processes with you at the Next Level Live 3 Day Breakthrough.
Coming up in a few weeks in Melbourne.
If you’re interested in finding out a little bit more about Next Level Live just…
Heath “Busting Illusions” Myers