Today, I would like to share some thoughts about fear and the toll we allow it to take on our lives.
What is fear? Fear is a normal human emotion we have honed over thousands of years to keep us safe and help us avoid danger. Under normal circumstances, fear is just one of the emotions that help us navigate the days of our lives.
Humans have always been clever creatures. Throughout time, there have been those individuals who have learned that the emotion of fear, when used in specific ways, will allow them to further their goals – be they good or bad. People who use fear to control others and to further their personal goals are more prevalent than ever. However, this is not how life must be, nor do we have to allow those people to control us.
The price we pay for living a fearful life includes the toll it takes on our health, opportunities to enjoy life more fully, and the self-limiting effect it can have on our careers.
One of the goals of my group is to encourage you to live the best life possible. To help accomplish this we work daily with individuals whose fears are limiting their lives. These fears include:
- Running out of money
- Their children not in a position to deal with an inheritance
- Concern about the ongoing care of a parent or special needs child or adult
- The lack of willingness to use the money they have saved
- Their inability to ever stop working
These are just a few of the fears we help clients deal with. We do this by presenting the facts about that person’s concerns. We share the experiences others have had in the same situation. We create a plan together, that supplies a solution, and the steps to take for their plan to become a reality.
The world today seems to go out of its way to make us fearful, and in too many instances we allow this. We all need to take a step back and remember that we are smart, talented, and have abilities that, should we allow ourselves to use those strengths, will end our fears.
At Stein Financial Group we are committed to leading through positivity and empowerment.
This is a quick story I heard from a speaker during a meeting I was part of:
The Starfish Story tells of a child walking along a beach after a terrible storm that washed up thousands of starfish. The child is throwing starfish back into the water, when someone admonishes the child that they cannot save them all and cannot really make a difference. The child picks up another Starfish and throws it back into the sea, turns to the person, and replies “I made a difference for that one.”
How are you going to spend the rest of your life? Will it be feeling weak and lacking direction, being controlled by others, or will you be the person who makes a difference for themself and those they love? We are committed to making a difference for each person we work with.
Here is the first step:
- Take some time and recognize the areas that are not allowing you to enjoy your life as completely as you would like.
- Identify why you believe these fears are holding you back.
- Together we will work to produce a plan to overcome your fears.
- We then work as a team, to implement your plan to allow you to live the life you desire.
My goal is for everyone to Live the Good Life, free of fear and with “No More Stinkin’ Thinkin’”