The Focus 53 Podcast: Business Systems, People, & Processes
About This Show
The Focus 53 Podcast in your one-stop shop for all things related to business operations. We focus on the systems, people, and processes needed to run a successful business. If you’re looking to improve your business and need practical help, this is the show for you. Ryan is a business coach and strategist that has had the privilege of working with companies of all sizes from Microsoft, Sports Illustrated and Time Inc. to hundreds of small businesses in the last 20 years. We focus on Business Operations and helping business owners identify and solve opportunities and roadblocks with the people and processes in their company.
Most Recent Episode
F53-065: How Is Fear Preventing You From Being Your Best
7 days ago
Show Summary: Today's show is about FEARS. I'm going to try to keep this in the business context but as you can imagine this bleeds all over the place. Fear, for me, as I work on myself, on my business, and my mental, spiritual, and personal sides of the house, I've noticed that fear dictates and controls a lot of what I do, and more specifically, what I don't do. There are all types of fears and I'm going to cover a few of them here. Fear of failure We don't appreciate how much this controls us. I see this with a lot of business owners, individuals, and businesses I work with. One of the ways I see fear of failure happening is you will work with anyone that comes to your business. Your fear of not making money takes over so you'll just work with anybody and that will kill you in the long run. In a more traditional sense, it's the fear of doing something because you're afraid you're going to fail, of what you'd look like if you failed, and of how that would feel to you. Fear of success People do have the fear of success for some things. You project yourself in your head that you're having a certain level of success but that success comes with other things like making more money than your friends or you're making enough that your family is going to ask you for money or you have to pay more taxes - any of these other things that come with success. More pressure is another thing. In the corporate world, success often equates to more responsibility, more travel, more hours, etc. Fear of rejection This would come in the form of whether you’re being rejected by your peers for not being a thought leader, or being rejected by the common audience for not pleasing them, or for saying something to somebody and afraid that they'll reject you so you instead say what they want to hear. This fear of rejection is what keeps you from being your true and genuine self. You're not going to hear yes every time. Honestly, this is a big one for me as I am a people-pleaser at my core. As I continue to coach, consult or work with people, I find that the more genuine I am to myself and the more I serve somebody with no fear of them rejecting what I'm doing or saying, the better I produce for them, the more genuine I am, and the better results they have. They may reject a thought or an idea but I don't visualize it as thinking that I'm a bad person, which is often the c