We all have some fears related to our professional activity.
If you are the owner of a business, the fear of giving up control to others is big, or maybe the fear of losing money might be constant.
If you are a manager, you might be afraid of managing people that is older or younger than you; or you may be afraid of others thinking that you are not as knowledgeable in your area as you should be.
And if you are the CEO or you are on the executive level, you are always experiencing from Imposter Syndrome, which means your mind is wondering all the time if you were promoted to a position you don’t really qualify for.
Most of these fears run in the background of our mind, subconsciously; and although they present as limitations in our behavior, we are very rarely aware of them. All we know is that we sometimes feel uncomfortable, hesitant or even intimidated with some people or situations, and in the worst cases all of these cause us to slow down, or even freeze up at moments when we needed to show the opposite.
How many situations have you been where you knew you needed to say or do something, but nothing came to your mind that would make you "sound smart", and you don't know why?. You just know that you should have performed better of what you did.
In the 16 years that we have built development programs, we've worked with people just like you, just like the majority of us.
Your fears are not uncommon, we all have some similar fears, we all feel sometimes that people is watching us getting ready to tell the world the very minute they think we have underachieved as a manager, executive or business owner. And you are right to be worried about this, we live in a very abrasive society where people is always ready to judge and criticize for the smallest thing.
But you don’t have to live with that fear being a constant roadblock getting in your way to get good results. If you improve in you and your people the skills to produce results and achieve your goals, you can rest assured that whatever it is your biggest professional fear, it will never be real because you are a much better prepared person.
To truly develop yourself and your people, you should do more training and most importantly practice in real work life the way you want to come across and interact with all the others in your team.
Train and practice as often as possible your way of producing results through your own work and the work of others around you.
To drop your fears, raise your skills