Unleashing Leadership: Unlocking Greatness and Embracing Change

Successful Fear

October 25, 2023 Travis Maus Season 2 Episode 48
Unleashing Leadership: Unlocking Greatness and Embracing Change
Successful Fear
Show Notes Transcript

Are you constantly battling fear and doubts? You're not alone! In episode 48 of Unleashing Leadership, we shatter the fallacy of being bulletproof. We throw light on the fears of successful people, highlighting that they are not immune to fear, doubts, and worries. Instead, they harness these fears and use them as a stepping stone to their success.

We explore the attributes of the savage, stoic, and steward, emphasizing how they perceive and manage fear. We guide you on how to make the shift from a victim to a victor - by finding strength in your struggles and overcoming your fears.  The episode is an inspiring call to action - to own who you are, take control of your life, and find your strength in adversity. Listen in, change your perspective on success and fear, and truly unleash your leadership potential.

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This is Unleashing Leadership and I'm your host, travis Moss. Welcome to episode 48. And it is quote day, and the quote today is about successful fear. We did the savage, the stoic and the steward. We didn't really talk about this with them, but the savage does have fear, remember. The savage is war. It's war time, it's finding an enemy, it's destroying an enemy. The savage is afraid of peacetime. It doesn't know what to do, it just will continue to attack. The stoic is about peace. It's about calm, it's about holding the enemies at bay and the stoic is afraid of what happens when those enemies get in. Because the stoic is afraid of war. The stoic would be make absolutely the wrong decisions in war and the savage would make absolutely the wrong decisions in peacetime. So you have the steward. The steward understands how to control those fears, how to control those anxieties, how to control those different sides of them. They know how to get the most out of it. They redirect the energy. They know when to shut one down and crank one up. Here's your quote for today.

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Successful people have fear. Successful people have doubts. Successful people have worries. They just don't let those feelings stop them. Successful people build each other up.

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We have a joke on the office right now At seed that I can't really remember some of the quotes that I've made up and whether or not they were quoted from somebody else, or whether I took a quote from somebody else and chopped it up and made it my own. So this is a Travis Moss quote in parentheses probably Not 100% certain. We're probably getting a t-shirt that says Travis Moss parentheses, probably because where all this stuff comes from it's like a melting pot Just gets dumped into the middle. Let me read that one more time. Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts and successful people have worries. They just don't let those feelings stop them. Successful people build each other up.

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If you are waiting for the day that you wake up and you go into work and you don't have worries about whether or not you can meet deadlines, if you don't have doubts about whether you're going to be good enough, if you don't have a fear about whether or not you're going to fail, then you're going to be waiting forever. I have those feelings every day. The only difference between me and the people who don't find success I don't let them. I don't let those things control me. I don't let them control what happens next. I don't let them. I don't let my insecurities drag other people around me down.

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Those posters and quotes that you see on the wall about being bulletproof, or you see them on people's Instagram about not letting things bother them those are all bullshit. We do that to try to make ourselves feel better. We do it to try to talk ourselves up, and the reason why you got to look at one every day is because they don't work. They're fake. You are human. You are a real person. Things will bother you. You are not bulletproof. It will hurt. The only way it won't is if you're callous or a narcissistic SOB. You have feelings. You have empathy. That's what makes you a leader Is empathy. Remember, you can't be non-feeling. You are real.

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What you have to do is learn how to find strength in the struggle. Not be afraid of the struggle. Find strength in it. There's going to be fears that come along, yes, but what can you do with it? It's not about the deadlines you miss or the doubt that haunts you or the fear that holds you back. It's not about those things. I'm telling you, even the most successful people have those things. You will change your life if you start looking, if you start getting strength from every deadline that you do meet not the ones you miss, but the ones you meet. Every doubt that you show up Right In the back of your head you can't do something, then you do it. You showed it up, you've proven that you could do it. That gives you strength. Every fear that you overcome. Every time you're afraid of something, it turns out not be so bad. You got to remind yourself oh, that wasn't so bad. Next time you're afraid. You've had five fears that you already overcome and every single one of them wasn't so bad. Put your fear in perspective, control it. It's not about the to-do list. That damn thing is gonna be there for the rest of your life.

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If you are an A or B player, you will have a to-do list every single day of your life. It will never end, but it'll motivate you, it'll inspire you, it'll excite you If you stop looking at it as a ball and chain. Start looking at something that you can cross off, that you can say you accomplished, that. You can say you did something. Every time you cross something off the list, look what I did. I don't think I can do that much work. Well, cross it all off the list and prove yourself that you could do that much work. I don't think I can do something so difficult. Cross it off the list because when you do, that proves that you could do it. It shows you, it programs into your brain, into your heart and into your soul that you are capable of more.

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If you look at your list of things to do, if you look at your doubts and your fears as things that you can't overcome, you will be a victim and you will never be better than that. Cross the things off your to-do list. Get them done. Find strength in that, the proverbial asses that you're gonna kick, which sometimes have to be your own. Focus on that. Focus on what you have to do. Focus on what you can do, not what you can't do. What you can do If you can't do something, chop it up into a thousand little pieces.

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Which piece can you do? Start with that. Focus on what it's like to win and start winning. Even if winning means little wins, it doesn't always have to be a big one. You know what happens with a lot of little wins they add up to a big win. We focus sometimes on these big, huge wins that we have no idea how to attain. Chop it into smaller pieces. You're the chef in the kitchen. Make it bite-size, take control. Every single person can walk into a room and own who they are and what they bring to the table. That's what success looks like.

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