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How stories can keep you stuck from advancing

What would you do if you weren't afraid?

This is a great question to ask yourself, especially at the start of a new year. It's truly amazing what people say they would do when they remove fear from the equation.

Where does the fear come from?

If you have been doing self-development for a while, this may be common sense. But if you haven't, if you haven't questioned what you want to create in your life, you may be operating on autopilot, and you don't even realize it. And I say this with love.

One of the things that keep us in fear is the stories that we tell ourselves.

For many of us, our stories are what's keeping us trapped. The story that we tell ourselves about our life, how things are going, what happened to us, how we were hurt, and how we learn to shut down from that experience.

Those stories keep us trapped. They keep us from unleashing our range of talents and experiecing true joy and freedom.

One of my values is freedom. When I began to get clear on what stories I was telling myself about my life, my career, my personal life, I began to dismantle them. And as I did, I began to unleash on the world--my full potential, my unique value proposition, my freedom.

What story are you telling yourself that keeps you trapped in your career, relationships, and overall well-being--financially, physically, emotionally?

Look at your career and look at what decisions you're making to stay where you are, and not go for the next level, not advance in your career, not make a move that you know is way overdue. What is the story that's keeping you there? What are you telling yourself that you began to believe?

Ask yourself, "if I were following what I love, instead of living in fear, what would that look like?"

It's a stretch for many of us to recognize that we're operating driven by our fears. Trust me, I do it. We all do it. If we don't question where we're coming from, we will be operating on autopilot.

There's nothing that separates you more from joy than being unconscious and in autopilot about the decisions you are making.

In my business, when I finally focused on pursuing my goals focused on what I love and the impact that I would have by helping leaders become better ones and advance in their careers, that's when I dropped into my heart and I let the fear of the "unknowing" melt away.

What became more important to me than staying in the fear of how I would make it was how to gain the capabilities I needed to run my own business successfully.

As you look at your goals for the next 12 months, I will ask you to challenge yourself and go a little deeper than you have in the past to explore where you are now, where you want to be, what it will require for you to get there, and the type of support you'll need to make it happen.

Over the years, I have learned that I don't want to take forever to figure things out in my business, and I don't want to do it alone.

I've learned that when I partner with people, coaches, mentors, who have already done what I'm trying to do, I'm capable of accelerating getting the results I want and it's much more enjoyable too.

If you are ready to skyrocket your career and leave the fear behind, to move forward confidently about the future you're feeling pulled to create, let's connect here:

With love and appreciation,

Coach Ginny 💕


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About Dr. Ginny A. Baro

Dr. Ginny A. Baro is an award-winning motivational speaker & leadership coach, career strategist, and #1 best-selling author of Fearless Women at Work. Ginny specializes in partnering with organizations and ERGs to develop leadership dream teams. And she supports individuals navigating a corporate hierarchy or transitioning into an entirely new phase of their career. She has successfully facilitated live and virtual leadership training and coaching programs for individuals and Fortune 500 companies with over 140,000 employees, and delivered keynotes impacting global audiences larger than 7,000. To learn more, visit ExecutiveBound.

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