280: How To Overcome The Crippling Fear Of Launching A New Product Or Service

In any solo episode, I love to be transparent in sharing the behind-the-scenes processes in the entrepreneurial journey. On social media, we see highlights and the finished product, but we rarely see the struggle and obstacles in getting there. Today’s focus is on confronting and overcoming fear as I go through the process of building a new product. My hope is that this episode will give you encouragement and inspiration to keep going in whatever new endeavors you undertake. You’ll Learn ●     Three ways to combat the voices of doubt and fear: ○     Work on showing the imperfect side of building something vs. just the finished product ■     Learning and growing “in the open” helps others learn from both your failures and successes. (From Show Your Work, see Resources) ■     Bringing what you fear will be judged by others can help dissipate the fear and bring encouragement and support. ○     Realize that the first version of anything will not be the final version. ■     Putting out beta versions during the development process reduces the pressure to “get it perfect.” ■     Getting feedback on beta versions is not an indictment of my expertise. (Use Survey Monkey, see Resources) ○     Create an emotional and brainstorming safety net. ■     Using layers of family, friends, and colleagues will create a support circle for you. ■     Getting emotional, practical, and technical support will vary according to the stages in which you find yourself. Resources: Mentioned in the show: https://www.amazon.com/Show-Your-Work-Austin-Kleon/dp/076117897X (Show Your Work by Austin Kleon) https://www.surveymonkey.com/ (Survey Monkey) Today’s Podcast Sponsor: Headway https://selling-the-couch.captivate.fm/episode/sellingthecouch.com/headway (Headway): Headway is building a new mental healthcare system by using cutting-edge software to connect clients with therapists who accept insurance, helping providers to expand their practices, and individuals to finally find a therapist they can afford. Solo and group practices in network through Headway can get better rates, get paid automatically twice per month (no more rejected claims or delayed payments), and get complimentary billing and admin support so you can focus on serving your clients. And the best part...Headway is paid by insurance companies, so it’s free for us to use. Solo and group practices out of network through Headway also get full admin support and access to the vast pool of potential clients who need to use their insurance to pay for care. And the best part...Headway is paid by insurance companies, so it’s free for us to use. Learn More at https://sellingthecouch.com/headway (https://sellingthecouch.com/headway) RESOURCES TO GUIDE YOUR BUSINESS JOURNEY Disclosures: Please note that all opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Sponsors are acknowledged. Some links in the description are affiliate links where if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a commission at no additional cost to you. I use these funds to continue to create helpful content to serve our field. As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases. MY FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS (These Can Be Watched At A Date/Time That Works For You): ????️ Using Podcasting To Grow Your Business (Lessons Learned From 9 Downloads On Day 1 To 1.2 Million And a 7 Income Stream Business) ???? https://sellingthecouch.easywebinar.live/registration-3 (How To Launch And Grow A Successful Online Course (Lessons Learned From A $297 First Sale To $150k Online Course)) MY FREE GUIDES: ???? https://sellingthecouch.com/podcastingguide (Start your Podcast: The QuickStart Guide) ????️... Support this podcast

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