Monday, August 11, 2014

Out of My Comfort Zone

I did something recently that was leaps and bounds out of my comfort zone.  I signed up to be a Beach Body coach.  This isn't a post about that.  It's a post about the terrifying, paralyzing fear that came after. I created a fit page on facebook to try and connect with people who might be interested in working with me to get healthy and fit.  I invited my friends and family and coworkers to "like" it.  I put up before and after pictures.

Immediately after I did that I felt like I wanted to throw up.

What would people think of me?  Would they make fun of me?  Maybe they'd be sitting around the table at dinner with their friends laughing about me.  Did you see that page Melissa made?  Is she really trying to sell stuff?

Then there's my own fears.  Will I fail?  Why should someone trust me to be their coach?  No one is ever going to be in my challenge groups.  

It's all fear.  Fear, fear, and more fear.  I'm scared to fail.  I'm scared of judgment. I'm just scared.

But this is something that I feel strongly about.  Sure the coach discount is nice, but the products work and I know I can help people if I let go of the fear that is always holding me back.

I was so very very close to just being like forget it and deleting everything, but I promised myself that I would try it for at least three months and if it doesn't work out, then it doesn't work out.  But at least I'll know I tried.


Mands @ Rhody Life said...

I know exactly how you feel. I made a Facebook page for my blog about three years ago and I still have not found the courage to promote or share it with my family and friends. Fear can be a good thing, but sometimes it's so hard to overcome. How did you get yourself to just bite the bullet?

AwesomelyOZ said...

I can totally relate - I bought myself some awesome DJ decks and I have hardly touched them.. Not just because of time and software and small glitches constraints but I feel I self-sabotage my ability to make any progress with it. I'm still working on how to overcome that ish. Best of luck Melissa and take it one day at a time! -Iva

Ariel @ Dreams To Do said...

So awesome!!! That's further than I've ever made it in terms of putting yourself out there. You took the first (which is the scariest) step. Can't wait to see how it works out for you!!

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