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Since my interview with Ann Evanston for her Warrior-Preneur Facebook Fan of the Week I have been unable to stop thinking about our conversation about limiting beliefs where I said my deepest one is that of feeling ‘not quite good enough’ to succeed in business. In the interview Ann said that there are two types of fear – fear of failure and fear of success and I’ve been trying to decide which mine is and I think it’s the latter.

I’ve since been reading a little about fear of success and have been trying to decide why I feel this way a few things I read in the linked article resonate for me – particularly this part ‘You fear the changes in your lifestyle that will accompany your success: the loss of privacy, the decrease in time for your loved ones, the need to travel a lot, meet new people, be more on the move.’. Some of the other ‘symptoms’ of fear of success also resonate a little but I think this one is my biggest symptom.

I think for me it’s all about redefining how I look at myself having been a wife and Mum for so long now. Sure, I’ve always worked from home but I can see that I sabotaged some of those efforts myself really though it didn’t help that we kept moving countries and that I hadn’t found something that really clicked for me. When I first became a Coordinator for Cultural Care AuPair I just thought it would be a nice little job working for myself that would just keep me busy while my daughters are at school. However, as I gradually started to love the role more and more I started to want to really go somewhere with this.

I have no idea why I feel this way as my husband and daughters are very proud that I have found work that I love and that I’m enjoying so much. I think I have been finding it hard to change to looking at myself as a business woman but I’m now using  positive self talk to change that around and also meeting other business women more and more who, I’m finding, are mostly just like me – not all driven super women.  Like the article says though – ‘Confront your fears, speak to them, give them a face and the death of fear is sure’ and do you know something – I am feeling better already about this now I’ve thrown it out there. Ann Evanston you aren’t only teaching me about Social Media but your bootcamp is life changing therapy for me and I can’t thank you enough.

What fears do you have that you need to confront and how are you going to do that?

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This is not what I planned for my second blog post but I’m extremely excited so am going to go with the flow and talk about this.

For the last few weeks I have been throwing myself into a social media coaching club which my very forward thinking company Cultural Care AuPair is giving us the opportunity to take as they see the future of viral marketing.

This Coaching Club is run by Ann Evanston and she is teaching us how to use social media to grow our business the right way. I have found Ann to be inspirational and one of the main things I am learning from Ann is to be a go giver in social media. This means engaging with people, commenting, liking and just generally being open and friendly on social media. those of you that have known me for a while will know that I don’t find that concept very difficult as I get told I spend too much time on facebook often enough 😀

Well, needless to say, I have taken Ann at her word and I’m liked all her business pages on facebook, follow her on twitter etc etc. I comment and like everything that’s interesting at all to me by all my friends and I have started blogging and commenting and following other people’s blogs. And I can highly recommend all you bloggers out there click on that link and join in with Blogger Monday with Ann Evanston.

Every Friday Ann announces a fan of the week (based on commenting, liking etc) on her business page; Warrior-Preneur and I am honored and excited to be chosen as this week’s fan of the week – eek!

We recorded a podcast interview yesterday which you can listen to here and also I answered a few questions in writing which will be on her website blog. Ann will also be putting this out on facebook and twitter throughout the week which will hopefully bring me more friends and followers and one day more referrals and business – but the relationships are the fun bit for me 🙂

Anyway, I hope you’ll take the time to look at and listen to my interview and tell me what you think – I’d love to hear your comments!