How to Overcome Fear & Take your Business to the Next Level!

Without a doubt, fear is a helpful emotion. It can prevent us from putting our hands in fire and getting burnt and also help us make calculated risks when it comes to business, but the other side of fear that we must be cognizant of is its huge demerits.

Everything has demerits and merits, all that matters is how it is utilized. As we have indicated above, fear has merits, but it wouldn’t be wise to only consider the positives, as every good business person knows, when considering any matter, one must look at all angles.

What are the demerits of fear?

Well for one, fear is capable of shrinking your dreams and robbing you off the vision you have for your business. It can make mediocre obstacles look like giants, thus killing your drive for success.

As an entrepreneur, you will come in touch with fear, virtually everyday; whether it is about the new products you’re working on in a Chinese factory or the fear of not having enough sales to reach your monthly profit target, whether you’d like to admit it or not, fear is a regular acquaintance of the entrepreneur.

So how do you overcome fear?

Change the way you think: Fear originates in our mind and in our thoughts, so the best way to stop fear in its track is to rewire our thoughts. Focus on the positive things you have going for yourself and your business, ignore the negatives. Keep telling yourself you can make it, place your dreams and goals at the center of your mind and ignore any other distraction. If you don’t change your thoughts, circumstance and environment will do it for you. Take charge!

Construct a Plan:  A business plan isn’t only good for setting the road map for the future of your business, it can also assist you in overcoming the fear of the unknown. If you have mapped out the steps you will take at every point in your business, you leave no room for fear of what will happen when you reach a certain level because you have already prepared for it.

Take on your fears: Challenge yourself and venture into those domains that give you goose bumps. There is no better way to beat your fears than doing those things that scare you. This way, you make your mind stronger and more tenable to taking risks. Stepping out of your comfort zone can be hard, but trust me, in the end, it is always worth it.

As we mentioned earlier, fear has advantages as well, but we should recognize the damage that out of control fear can wreck in our lives and businesses. It is therefore paramount that we take advantage of the situation and bring ourselves to a place of fearlessness and confidence. With a positive and healthy mental atmosphere, we are capable of anything, we can achieve our dreams and reach our full potential!

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 David S says at 22:34 et
Hi guys! I am about to place the order with the factory, what is the difference between EXW and FOB?
 
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 Ethan says at 21:01 et
i look to scale up my business and get more help.. where to find assistants?
 
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 Evan says at 21:01 et
Check great filipinos workershere onlinejobs.ph and assistant on Upwork, freelancer.com and fiverr!
 
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 Alex says at 21:32 et
Hey fellow Shopifyers and Amazoners ! I would be very grateful for some input! I am setting up a blog for my site. I am not looking for the native shopify blog vs. wordpress pros and cons?
 
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 Samuel says at 21:32 et
Shopify has built in blog functionality - that's all you really need.. why would you separate blog from the store, it makes no sense these days.
 
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 Aria says at 21:38 et
How to get those magical discounted rates for shipping within US?
 
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 jack says at 21:38 et
Try https://apps.shopify.com/shyp (Hassle-Free Fulfillment for Shopify Sellers they have good rates), also check Shippo and Stamps.com
rates within USA are USPS under 1 pound around 6-10 usd depending on the state
Also app NetParcel, shipwizmo.com
 
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 Aria says at 21:38 et
I use Flexport for shipping to FBA. works great
 
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 max says at 21:42 et
What app to collect emails on shopify?
 
Claudia says at 21:42 et
We already discussed it Max... Fish Bowl app. it gives you an opp to offer great prize giveaways on your Shopify store and capture email addresses from your website visitors to turn those visitors into returning customers.
 
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 tyro_meg says at 21:48 et
Wondering if you guys and take a look at my situation? Running FB ads and getting like 200 visitors a day but zero conversions!

thanks a lot!
 
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Claudia says at 21:48 et
Seems like you are not doing it right.. check the new FB mastery bonus series in the VIDEOS.. You need to target right audience with right ads! It's really helpful stuff there.
 
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 freedom says at 21:49 et
Also about FB... FB video ads.. should i try with voice or muted?
 
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 little_tiger says at 21:49 et
Most people watch their videos muted so it has to make sense without audio. With captions too if possible.. Attention span is 15-60 seconds. Remember facebook counts a video view as something like 3 seconds so its better to ignore views and track engagement.
 
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 mia says at 22:24 et
hi All! has anyone had a problem with amazon receiving a different quantity than what was listed as shipped?
 
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 chris says at 22:25 et
Its common for the quantity to be wrong for the first few days. Let them update the stats.
 
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 David says at 22:25 et
@MIA, If the quantity is wrong even after few weeks you can submit investigation report and they will refund missing units cost to you if they lost.
 
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 mia says at 09:35 et
Question about inspections in CHINA for amazon FBA. How to get my shipment inspected in China so you can have it sent directly to the Amazon warehouse? Thx
 
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 jack says at 09:36 et
Use a 3rd party inspection company. Check out www.chinaqualitycheck.com or guidedimports.com
 
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 Gus says at 09:45 et
HI ROCKSTARS!!!! SUPER EXCITED! Today is my first $2000 day! I launched 2 months ago. It's spring & Summer product. (not hammock!) I'm very excited to see more!
 
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 Chris says at 09:47 et
Well done gus... the best is yet to come! like in a song!
 
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 Ted says at 09:47 et
Inspiring stuff. Thank you for sharing GUS!!!
 
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Qqq2 says at 09:51 et
May the force be with you !!!
 
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Butz says at 05:01 et
Hi All, Im a beginner here. I have seen most of the videos.
I am interested on doing FBA.
I am from Australia and I just registered my business, applied for a seller account on amazon.
what should I do next?
 
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Claudia says at 05:02 et
Welcome Butz! Well... Just follow the lessons, pick the products and start the FBA business. Let me know if you have more specific questions!
 
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Serenade says at 14:06 et
Hi All, I'm new here, Does teelaunch handle customer service? ?
 
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 Oleg says at 14:06 et
Regarding deliveries and fullfillments yes.
 
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 jo says at 16:30 et
They are very helpful, i use them too!
 
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Angela says at 16:31 et
Hi, I am new in e-commerce. I am trying to white label a product and I have registered a domain name so I can put in my product or products. Do I need to also Trademark the name? It appears a quite expensive exercise.
 
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 Mike says at 16:32 et
hi Angela. Please watch the video about BRANDS, it talks about it. You might not need to invest too much at this stage but later down the road you might get a trademark if your business is growing fast. However make sure you are Amazon brand registered, it's free.
 
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abigail says at 16:32 et
Ok, I've signed up for sells like hotcakes. I actually did the videos on Udemy course.
 
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 Mike says at 16:32 et
Welcome!
 
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 victoria says at 18:20 et
Great timing to start your Amazon and Shopify biz!! Cheers!
 
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 Alice says at 18:20 et
Have a great year and happy holidays people!!!
 
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ABDURRAZAQ says at 05:15 et
Guys, anybody here in this group using this platform start making some income on E-COMMERCE?
 
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 Mila says at 05:15 et
We all use it, just follow the course!
 
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GERRIE says at 08:26 et
I would love to go to the Canton Fair. Do they contract with Dropshippers?
 
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 Mike says at 08:27 et
Yes many of the factories are glad to be a dropshipper.