Choose to step *into* fear… (inspiring story)

Choose to step *into* fear… (inspiring story)

Fabienne Fredrickson
August 1, 2014

Sometimes I have these moments in my business where I am reminded so greatly of the importance of what we do within the Business School… and how meaningful the results are for our students…

I sat down on my porch this morning with my mug of coffee and opened my email. Within minutes, I was in tears. Good tears.

One of our students in the Growth Track sent me a video (for my eyes only) telling me about all the big things that have happened since she enrolled in The Client Attraction Business School months ago. She told me how she used to get in her own way, again and again, not saying yes to the opportunities that kept showing up, for fear of (being judged, being criticized, [insert your own fears here, we all have them]).

But then something happened, she said. There was one thing that was absolutely life-changing for her, something that got her out of her own way.

She upgraded her Mindset with me, in the span of 3 days.

She told me how she had been approached with a BIG opportunity for growth year after year, but her “gunky” mindset kept getting in the way and she kept saying no to this opportunity because she was scared. Like many of us, she was scared to take this next giant leap in her business. “What if I’m not good enough? What if I don’t have what it takes?” she asked herself, like so many who stop themselves do.

She said that only after attending The Mindset Retreat just 11 months ago, was she able to step into fear with courage and confidence, rather than back down like she’d done previously. As she’s telling me this in her video, she was holding back tears of gratitude that, frankly, got my eyes worked up too.

And guess what? After shifting her mindset just months ago, and stepping INTO the fear with a newfound faith, rather than backing away from it, she’s finally said yes to this big opportunity, and said yes to countless other opportunities that have brought her business (and income) to an entirely new level.

In fact, this is the second time in 2 days that I’ve been told something like this…

I’d like to keep her anonymity private because, well, she’s a private kind of person, but I have to tell you that in her video, she revealed to me that she’s still a little scared sometimes.

And so am I.

Fears will always show up when you reach for a fuller, richer, more abundant life. Here are examples of fears that come up when you begin to think bigger and reach for something outside your comfort zone:

  • Fear of rejection
  • Fear of failure (or fear of success)
  • Fear of what others will think of you

And I will tell you, if you want to get to that next level of your own income and breakthrough, you MUST be willing to stretch beyond your existing comfort zone. That’s what happened to this Growth Track student of ours.

And here’s what she said she now realizes: since our Mindset work together, she now knows just how to walk right into those pesky fears with confidence and how exciting it really is to do so, and then reap the rewards.

So, I’m celebrating her big time today. Because she said YES to upgrading her mindset (there is no other choice, just so you know, unless we want to stay at the same plateau).

I hope this inspires you just a bit, and I also want to share a mindset lesson with you, in hopes that you will overcome some of the same fears she was able to (and that all our students do), so you too can step into your greater purpose and a more abundant life.

To help you get beyond this discomfort and act with courage and confidence, so you can reach to the next level of your income, I’m hosting a free class for you. Some of the dozens and dozens of concepts I will share with you are:

1. What you want (the breakthrough) is right beyond your fear.

2. You must be courageous.

3. The discomfort is always strongest the first time.

4. It helps to surround yourself with people who have successfully crossed the fear many times. They can coach you through the process and reassure you you’re on the right track.

That being said, I want to invite you to get out of your own fear-based mindset by joining me for my free 3-hour Mindset Masterclass this month.

If you’re interested in dipping your toes into the Mindset ‘water’, so to speak, and to see what it’s all about, I’m offering a totally free Mindset Masterclass for 3 full hours on August 11th.  I’ll be livestreaming from my home here in Stamford, CT. (Yes, that means you can stay in your pajamas and not leave the house, if you like!) 😉

The 3-hour Mindset Masterclass Livestream is happening:

Monday, August 11, 2014
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. ET (New York Time)
3 hours of content and inspiration
Video presentation: all you need is a computer and an Internet connection
(Free of charge)

I believe this Mindset MasterClass may be the beginning of a new time in your life, one that may bring you tears of gratitude too.

Click here to sign up for free now.

Until August 11th!

As always, I am always here to help, with love.


  • Stacey Martino

    Whoooo Hooooooo!!!!!! So excited for her and thrilled to watch!!!! We have had the same exciting and phenomenal experience! That’s why we are coming back to the Mindset Retreat again for the third time!!!! When we uplevel our mindset and step into our NEXT new normal everything changes!!! More abundance, joy and fulfillment!!! Thank you Fabienne for always being the hand that reaches out and pulls us into our next new normal!! Love you and Derek! See you at Mindset!!

  • Jill Celeste

    I cannot wait to attend my first-ever Mindset Retreat later this year, and I am bringing friends to see you on your tour stop in Fort Lauderdale. I can’t wait for them to hear your message, Fabienne (and I can’t wait to hear it too!). Thank you for this inspiring blog post. Just what I needed to hear today! xoxo

    • So so SO glad you’ll be joining us Jill. Love it!! Sending you big hugs 🙂

  • Susan Wikler

    Fabienne – Thanks so much for offering this gift, but will you be posting a link for those who are unable to make the early east coast timing? I’m in Hawaii with a six hour difference between us! Thanks, Susan

  • I am so excited to be going back to the Mindset Retreat this year! Last year at Mindset was when it suddenly hit me that dreaming big and going big was for me too (not just other people)! This year what I am even more excited about is that my partner agreed to go with me!

    • Woohoo!! So glad you’re joining us again, and bringing your partner too 🙂 Can’t wait to see you!

  • I’ve not thought about mindset before, though do suffer from paralysis because of fear! Hope I can hear a recording because like others there is a time difference for me too!

  • Christine Gallagher

    I cannot express to you how grateful I am for the work you do in regards to mindset. I would have NEVER accomplished what I have if I wasn’t shown how to embrace my fears. THANK YOU Fabienne, Gail, the entire CA team as well as my fellow entrepereniers. I could not have done this without each and every one of you! Sending love! I can’t wait to bust through some more fears at the mindset retreat this year.

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