A Big Fucking Deal...
Wow, last week’s email really struck a cord, didn’t it?
The Voice of Doubt seems to be a pretty Big Fucking Deal for you.
It seems to be quick to tell you that you aren’t good enough, smart enough, or doing enough at work.
It shows up before events that “should” be joyous occasions and makes us wonder “What if I mess up or say the wrong thing?”
Stupid Anxiety 😩
So are you enjoying this ride called life from the comfort of the Safety Zone?
Anxiety loves getting it’s way by keeping you stuck in that confined place by using fear and self doubt and any other mental block it can come up with to convince you that the Safety Zone is awesome.
It keeps you from taking risks and reaping the rewards that might come from living a life outside of the Safety Zone.
Here's the thing, though, some part of you (maybe your Wise Mind or Intuition) knows that Anxiety is a Big Fucking Liar...AND...
That part of you has a desire to live outside of the Safety Zone, at least some of the time!
That part of you knows that playing it safe is not actually living 😳
Of course Anxiety does have a big roll of duct tape always ready to shut your Wise Mind up 🙄
Alright, so I could ramble on and on about this AND it’s time to share the truth:
Anxiety is an asshole and it will be attempting to keep you in the Safety Zone for the rest of your boring life...if you let it!
So how do you talk back to Anxiety and embrace this one wild and crazy and beautiful life that you have?
(OK so how many of you are ready to hit Delete right now? Has Anxiety and it’s VOD convinced you that I’m bat shit crazy and that you are to have nothing to do with me from this day forward ?)
The antidote for Anxiety is Action folks.
Plain and simple.
You hear the voice telling you to stick with the boring job AND you ask for a promotion or start your own business anyway.
You hear the VOD telling you that you don’t have enough knowledge so you have to take one more course before you offer your services or start your business AND you offer your service or start your business planning right then and there (without reading one more book, listening to one more podcast, or signing up for one more class).
You hear the VOD telling you that you are going to hurt someone's feelings or be judged or feel stupid so keep quiet AND you step up and speak the truth and see where that leads.
OK, so I know you are overwhelmed and freaking out right now 😳
Guess what? That’s totally O.K.
All that “freaking out” energy can be put to better use.
Taking action does not have to be overwhelming.
I work with people every day who take big steps and small steps and lots of middle sized steps. The size of the step is not nearly so important as the taking of the step in the first place!
So, in the spirit of not taking one more class, listening to one more podcast, or even reading one more book or blog post, I am going to set an example for you and take a step....my VOD has been dealt with over the last couple of months and here goes my action step...
An idea has been percolating in my busy brain about offering a group or course that supports us anxious, Type A, overachieving and overdoing, introverted trying to “keep up” with extroverts, self-doubting, sensitive, sarcastic, stuck in our Safety Zone types.
There I said it out loud and now I want you to hold me accountable.
If I am going to show up in your inbox every week and share my crazy shit, then I am going to walk my talk, no matter how uncomfortable making my journey public may be!
Here is where you can get involved in this action step of mine. If I am going to create a kick ass course or group (or both) then I want to know what it is that you want.
Here is a link to a super short survey that I created (you know I don’t lie to you like Anxiety does....it is 4 questions and will take you about 3 minutes to complete) AND if you choose to answer the last optional question (your name and contact information) we can chat for up to 30 minutes of which about 15 minutes would be me asking you for more details AND the other 15 would be for you to pick my brain about any topic of your choice (yes, even whether having sex with my husband more often is actually my goal for 2018 😜)!
As an added bonus for choosing to take a moment to help me out, I am offering those who are interested an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of whatever wild and crazy course and/or group that is created for a fraction of the final cost.
I am all out of toasters, so if you were holding out for a toaster, you are shit out of luck 😜
Oh, and in case you who might be worrying (I crack myself up, we are all worriers, so of course you are worrying 🤣) I am not going anywhere! I am committed to keep showing up weekly in your inbox and rambling on and on about all kinds of Anxiety related Awesomeness 😍😘
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The voice behind Auntie Anxiety is Lynn Dutrow, Courage Coach and Counselor
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