Overcoming Fear- Fear is Fake!


Hello Future Leaders,

I wanted to let you know that I decided to blog once a week for now and I will post every Sunday.  So far, I have posted many notes on my blog from webinars, books, and audios from top MLM earners. However,  I am going to make my blog more personal and document my journey to becoming a six-figure earner within a year and a 7-figure earner within two years. In this post, I will discuss FEAR.

One of my friend’s said that Fear is Fake. I had never heard this before, but I think fear is in your mind. I have constant fear, especially when talking to people, but I always feel better when I push myself out of my comfort zone. When I push past the fear, I usually feel more confident in myself and feel like I have accomplished something. But, even after proving to myself that I can talk to new people, I still have fear the next time I talk to someone new.

I teach private voice lessons and I notice that every time I go teach a voice lesson, I am nervous and fearful. Talking to people can bring so much fear in me because I care so much about what people think about me. However, I am learning that if I begin to focus more on the other person and less on myself, talking to people won’t be so scary. Network Marketing is really about helping other people so that lesson about focusing on the other person when talking is essential to building my business.

In network marketing, many top earners have done cold calls and one of the greatest techniques to deal with rejection when cold calling is to go for No’s daily. You set a goal of how many No’s you will get face-to-face or over the phone everyday. Ray Higdon went for 20 No’s a day and began earning $10,000 a month within 6 months of using this strategy.

During the last two weeks, I have been doing 20 to 30 No’s, but I have done them sporadically and not daily. I started off doing 30 No’s, then did 15 No’s on a couple days and a did 20 No’s a couple times this week. I sold some products and got many people who wanted to take a look at my business, including someone who I am meeting tomorrow evening.

Now, I do have to acknowledge that I wouldn’t have been making these calls at all even a month ago, so this is a start and you have to start somewhere. These are great results, but I am still letting my fear control my actions because I am not doing my No’s daily. I will make excuses in my mind, but it is really my fear taking over. I want to be successful like many people, who want to be successful! FEAR is the only thing standing in my way and other people’s way of reaching our full potential. If I want to take my business to the next level, I have to overcome my fear not once, not a few times, but DAILY. I never realized this before, but people who become successful in life have to overcome their fears over and over again. Successful people are always pushing themselves out of their comfort zone on a daily basis and are taking risks that most people will not take. The world can open some wonderful doors to those you knock on them. I have knocked on some doors, but I just have to do it consistently and with confidence.

Hope this helps you!!

Dominique Duarte