15 minutes | Dec 18th 2020

The 10 Common Fears That Could Be Holding You Back

Are you living life to the full or are you letting your fears hold you back?

Fears come from false expectations appearing real but it’s important to remain objective and be able to see both the upside and the downside of any situation if you want to move forward.

Alex shares great advice about how you can get your fears in perspective and see how every situation has an upside that is an opportunity to learn, grow and develop and live your life in the best way.



  • Remain objective to see both the upside and the downside of any situation.
  • Many suffer from imposter syndrome but we are all the same and we all have things we are good at and those that we are not.
  • There can be a fear of time running out but it’s important to understand what time well spent is and minimise time spent on activities that don’t serve you well.
  • See moving outside your comfort zone as an opportunity to learn and grow and develop.
  • Fear of what the next step is – life is too short to fear anything except the life you haven’t lived.
  • Fear of losing control can mean that you miss out but it’s important to live life to the full and recognise there are always elements that cannot be controlled.
  • Being afraid of failing can mean you never get started but it’s about focusing on getting started to gain momentum.
  • Surround yourself with people who support you and drive your own agenda, one that moves you closer to your goals.
  • Our identities are our most prized asset but a fixed view of identity can hold us back. You need to be dynamic and flexible so you can embrace learning and growing.



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Alex is a prize-winning chartered accountant with experience in financial markets from trading finance, capital hedging, structural foreign exchange and interest rates to operational risk from the world’s top financial and advisory institutions including Deloitte, RBS and JPMorgan Chase

Alex has been involved in property development programmes across different types since 2008, building and managing a portfolio that includes standard buy-to-lets, student accommodation and other houses in multiple occupancy (HMOs).

He specialises in raising finance, providing potential investors, investors and joint venture partners with ad hoc (to their specific requirements), hands-free and hassle-free property investments solutions as well as coaching and mentoring

Alex aspires to share business and financial knowledge with upcoming entrepreneurs and experienced business minds to learn and master the concepts and mindsets required to succeed, stand-out, have the edge and make a difference.

Alex is also a keen traveller, cyclist and photographer.





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