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Does fear propel you to move forward or does it stop you in your tracks and paralyze you?

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  2. 2. Anxiety vs Fear  Most people confuse the feelings of anxiety and fear.  ANXIETY is defined as the vague unpleasant emotional feeling that makes us feel apprehensive, dread, distress, and an uneasiness. Anxiety is not focused on a specific object. Anxiety is manifested cognitively, behaviorally, and physiologically.  FEAR is similar to anxiety but is focused on a specific object such as public speaking, cold calling, or failure. People can lose the ability to think, act, and perform.
  3. 3. Biological Perspective  The GABA system is responsible motivating fear and anxiety.  Benzodiapines are anti-anxiety drugs that can be prescribed to regulate the GABA neural transmissions.
  4. 4. Cognitive Perspective  Three motivators for anxiety and fear 1. Loss of Control 2. Inability to use coping skills 3. State anxiety vs Trait Anxiety  When you can pinpoint the source of anxiety you can confront the fear. Then you can design coping skills or a plan of action.
  5. 5. Cognitive Perspective continued  Self certain people are aware and acknowledge their strengths and weaknesses.  When you do not know or acknowledge your weaknesses you are ill equipped to develop coping skills to conquer them.
  6. 6. Learning Perspective  Anxiety and fear are learned responses to situations.  Your body develops its own coping skills to deal with the routine situations. Therefore, when things push us out of our comfort zone we experience anxiety.  When you hide from your anxiety and fear your body becomes conditioned. When you confront your fear and anxiety your body learns to not experience fear and anxiety i.e. being afraid of dogs. You can either confront the fear (fight) and be calm when seeing a dog or you can ignore the anxious feeling and always experience the flight tendency.  When you feel the flight or fight response take a minute to acknowledge it for what it is.
  7. 7. Physiological Symptoms of Anxiety or Fear  Stomach ache  Head ache  Shortness of breath  Butterflies or a pit in your stomach feeling  Nausea  Diarrhea  Sleeplessness  High blood pressure  Hunger or no appetite  this is just a short list: on a separate piece of paper make your list of physiological symptoms
  8. 8. Physiological Symptom: Butterflies  Most situations that cause us to experience anxiety are experiences of growth.  Do you notice you get butterflies in your stomach?  Do you run from situations that make you feel the butterflies?  On a separate sheet of paper make a list of situations that make you make you feel anxious and stressed.
  9. 9. Coping Skills  Visualization  Positive Self Talk  Use relaxation exercises/meditate/yoga  Educate yourself  Exercise  Vent and Mastermind  Invest in a Coach
  10. 10. Smell the Flowers – Blow Out the Candle  When you are feeling the initial butterflies I want you to “Smell the Flowers and Blow Out the Candle”  Inhale slowly as if smelling the flowers  Slowly exhale to blow out the candles on a birthday cake  Repeat 3 times  Remember it takes 10 seconds for fresh oxygen to get to your brain. If you breath too fast you will hyperventilate.
  11. 11. Journaling  Journaling and behavior charting are a great way to record the date, time, and situation that invokes feelings of fear and anxiety.  After journaling or charting for a period of time you will be able to review if there are certain people or situations that always invoke the butterflies in your stomach to flutter.
  12. 12. Points to Remember  When you are feeling anxiety or fear regarding MONEY or your Business Success  1. Confront the fear.  2. Reexamine your business systems and strategies  3. Look at your budget and ensure you are financially sound or take action to ensure you get back on track  4. Examine your niche. If they can no longer can afford your products or services tailor your product funnel so that there is something they can afford.  5. Call or email your Coach.