Here’s something you may not know about actor Henry Fonda: He had tremendous stage fright. When he was starring in Broadway shows, he would literally vomit in a bucket backstage, clean up, then go out and deliver a virtuoso performance.
Yet Fonda was as honored as any actor: nominated for two Emmys, taking home a couple of Oscars, winning BAFTA best actor, two Golden Globes, a Grammy and a Tony award.
As acclaimed as Fonda was for acting, Barbra Streisand is for her singing. She’s been making platinum records and winning awards since the 60’s. And she suffers from an almost immobilizing fear of performing in front of live audiences. Yet when she has to perform, she does what Fonda did, what you and I have to do:
She sucks it up, faces her fear, and does her job.
The grinders believe that once they find a way to overcome their fear, then they can start their work.
The Rock Stars know that there is no such thing as a fearless leader.
Network Marketing rock stars know that fear can never be eliminated, so they don’t bother to try. They choose to lead in spite of their fears. And in some cases, because of them.
I’m still nervous when I’m driving to a home meeting with a new team member, and I’ve been doing this for 25 years! I have people I’ve enrolled who have earned more than a million dollars in commissions – and they’re still petrified to get up and train on the stage. But we do it anyway.
Your fear may be telling your family about your business, it could be calling up your best prospects, or it might be speaking in public. Whatever your particular fear is isn’t important. What’s important is how you respond to that fear.
I hope it goes away and you’ll always be a grinder.
Face your fear, get into action, and you’ll find your fear will reside and you will succeed. What fear can you face down right now???