“The only thing a note-finder has to fear…
is fear itself!”
– President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Well, okay, President Roosevelt didn’t actually say it that way.
What he did say was, the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
But either way, the point should be well-taken by note-finders.
Because what I’ve noticed over the years is that the biggest obstacle facing beginning note-finders, when entering the Cash Flow Business… is fear.
Getting their feet wet.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s making that first phone call, writing that first letter or postcard, or mailing out that first newsletter… the one thing that stops most new note-finders cold… is fear.
It could be fear of rejection, fear of embarrassment… or just plain fear of fear.
Even veteran note finders—successful Cash Flow Business owners—can be paralyzed by fear—the fear of new ideas, methodologies and technologies—anything that takes them out their comfort zone.
Sure, anything new or untried can be intimidating—especially if it requires you to do or act in a way that’s unfamiliar and alien to the way you normally approach things.
And that’s only natural; it’s certainly nothing to be ashamed of.
But you still can’t let your fears prevent you from reaching your goals—whatever they may be. That would be self-defeating, and a darn shame.
Listen, remember when you were a kid at the dinner table, and your mother put a plate of “yuck” in front you? (Yuck being anything you never ate before—and that looked and smelled, well… yucky.)
Now it may have taken you a long time to get over that fear of the yuck—but I’ll bet you anything—the yuck you wouldn’t eat back then, is probably one of your favorite foods today.
And how many times have you stood on the beach, at the water’s edge, or on the edge of a swimming pool, scared to jump in—because you were afraid of how cold the water would be?
And how many minutes—or hours—did you waste negotiating with yourself, trying to convince yourself that it wouldn’t be that bad—only to find when you finally did jump in—it wasn’t that bad, after all!
The water was fine!
Well, it's the same thing in the Cash Flow Business.
Sometimes you just gotta jump in and get wet and leave all your fears behind.
Or, to borrow a phrase from the famous sportswear company, Nike…
Just do it!
There’s money to made out there—and all you gotta do is get it!