Hey everybody it’s Craig Lillard here. We’re talking about fear today.
MY FEAR WHEN I WAS A KID
I don’t know about you, when I was a kid, I was terrified of a myriad of things. I was scared I was gonna get kidnapped. I was scared there was a native American chief outside my window because I grew up right near an Indian burial ground in central Florida. So, I thought I was gonna open my window and see, you know, a chief there in the middle of the night. I was scared something was going to come out of the toilet and get me. There was almost something in every single room in my house in my mind that could get me or hurt me or harm me. So I was scared of real-world threats and otherworldly threats. And the way I overcame that fear was really just was time. Or more than anything, it was me growing up and becoming a teenager and being, kind of the laziness of a teenager.
SLEEP WAS MY COMFORT ZONE
I wanted to sleep became more important to me than my fears. And I remember planning to have this plan that when I turned 16 that when I started to drive that I would plan on driving around so I wouldn’t have to be home alone. That’s how old I was and how long this lasted and so I was thinking, if I’m gonna be out and about and my parents aren’t home, I’ll just drive around until they get home. And then just basically, one morning my mom came in, knocked on the door. She said, hey, I’m going out. Do you want to come? Or do you want to stay here by yourself and I was asleep, you know, on a Saturday morning, I was like, just go ahead. Whatever. You know, so my teenage need for sleep pretty much overcame my fear. And I don’t have beers like that really anymore.
MY FEAR AS AN ENTREPRENEUR
One of the biggest fears that I have today, as an entrepreneur, business owner is the fear of wasting time. And this is a fear that cripples me in a lot of ways and might cripple you as well. I am afraid of doing something that is just gonna waste my time, and so that can keep me from acting quickly. It can keep me from making decisions. It can keep me stuck in a loop. And so there are things that I will work on and get you know, to where I’m getting close to complete. But I have a fear that if I launched that thing, I will realize that it was all just a big waste of time. And so the way that I overcome that fear is really through planning and productivity. I find that if I plan things out and I set deadlines and I tell myself that I’m going to complete blank within, you know, a certain time frame, then that helps me overcome that fear. Because then I find that I am not wasting time. I am using my time wisely, and I’m less afraid of going ahead and moving forward with that partially because you know, I’m getting things done, but also because I know that even if I do end up, you know, quote, unquote wasting time, I’ve actually saved time by being more productive by planning things out by getting things done and by setting goals.
And so that is how I overcome that major, fear that I have as an adult. So what are your fears? What are you afraid of? What were you afraid of when you were a kid? What are you afraid of now? Have any of the fears from your childhood moved over into adulthood? And how do they affect you? When it comes to growing in your business and your life?
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