What to do When You Discover You’re Afraid of Everything

If you’re anything like me, you spend a lot of time being afraid of things.

Of course, this fear doesn’t manifest as horror-film-worthy terror, and I (mostly) don’t run down the street screaming, not by a long shot. We’re way more clever than that, me and my fear. We mask it with other, more socially acceptable justifications. For instance…

  • “Oh, I’m not afraid to go to that party. I’m just tired.”
  • “Me? Afraid of asking for a raise? Pfft! Naw, the reason I’m not asking for more money is because they have this policy that disqualifies me…”
  • “Auditions don’t scare me. I’m choosing not to throw my hat in the ring because I’m not the type they want.”

If anything, fear is a master of disguise. And to be completely honest? That pisses me off. And it scared me a little, too (SEE WHAT I MEAN!?).

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Caught Between Your Business and Your Day Job?

Ever feel like you have a split personality because you’re straddling the line between your business and your day job? Like you have to be in one mode to be effective in one realm, and a completely different mode to be successful in the other?

Welcome to the club!

Okay, I’ll let you in on my version of this scenario. To be honest, sometimes I get super overwhelmed with trying to to function well in two completely different realms – maybe you can relate.

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What to Do When You Feel Like a Fraud in Your Business

Last week a client asked me, “Allison, how can I possibly position myself as an expert in my business when I know that there are people in the world who are more experienced and knowledgeable than I am?”

I love this question because many of us can relate to it: the feeling that you’re, well, kind of “faking it” in your business. Because, heck, I can do a Google search and find 10 other people who seem like they know more than I do in my field!

It’s the feeling of being a fraud.

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