How To Overcome Fear Of Change

How To Overcome Fear Of Change

This video is for you if you would love to change careers or start your own business, but you’re just too afraid to step out of that safe, comfortable bubble you’re in right now.

Even if you hate what you do for a living.

 

Video Transcript:


This video is for you if you would love to change careers or start your own business, but you’re just too afraid to step out of that safe, comfortable bubble you’re in right now.

Even if you hate what you do for a living.

 

Change is really scary.

It’s especially scary if you’re one of those people I come across every day who has been in the same profession, or the same career, or the same job or the same company ever since leaving university.

There you are in your mid-30s or in your mid-40s.

You want to do something different, but you’re just so afraid of that different and new, that you end up staying stuck in what you perceive as a “safe and comfortable” bubble.

Even if you hate it.

My purpose for shooting this video is to show you:

A: Why you’re actually worried about the wrong kind of thing, and

B: Why you should worry A LOT more about staying in the bubble than you should worry about leaving it.

Why is that?

There are three reasons, actually, there are a lot more reasons, but in this video, it’s just going to be the three of them.

 

#1 Your “Safe” Bubble Is An Illusion

 

You know this. Don’t kid yourself.

 

There is no job, there is no industry, there is no company, there is no profession that is immune to

 

The Economy

 

Disruption

 

Ai & Automation

…And by the way, there are tonnes of people globally who are probably a lot more smart, better qualified and would love that job you have a lot more than you, and who can do it way cheaper.

The Economy:

How many people do you know who’ve lost their jobs in the last just 12 months, just out of the blue?

Think back to 2008 and, since then, nothing has been safe anymore, so don’t kid yourself.

 

Disruption:

One of the clients who recently asked me this question about how to step outside of this safe bubble, he worked in the entertainment industry in the US.

One of the first things I said to him was:

 

“Remember Blockbusters?”

If you have a lot of ’80s and ’90s references (like yours truly ;), just think about how many of those industries, companies and jobs don’t even exist anymore.

We used to go rent VHS, there were a lot of careers in that, video shops. It’s gone.

Just think about how many industries across the board have had a Blockbuster moment.

 

When will your bubble have a Blockbusters Moment?

 

AI & Automation:

If you spend just five minutes googling your current profession (that you might feel safe in) plus AI and automation, you’ll be shocked at the amount of things that are already happening.

I have a lot of clients in professional services and law and finance. They always tend to feel really safe that nobody can do what they’re doing.

However, if you ask them to spend five minutes googling their profession, and AI and automation, and they come back quaking in their boots.

Remember, I’m telling you this because I know that you don’t even like what you’re doing, and you’re trying to make yourself feel safe by thinking you have a safe bubble right now. You don’t.

That’s why it’s so important to know your options, to know your alternative.

 

 

The safest thing you can do, my friend, is to identify your best options in terms of a career change or in terms of starting your own business.

It is NOT staying stuck in that elusive safe bubble because it’s an illusion.

 

 

#2 You Must Develop Adaptability (Or Risk De-Skilling)

 

By staying stuck in that bubble, you’re robbing yourself of the opportunity to develop one of the most important competencies that are required by everyone in the new economy, and that’s adaptability.

Ideally, extreme adaptability.

 

Adaptability is the competency that allows you to change with circumstance, and adapt quickly to new circumstances and new scenarios, and to thrive doing so.

If you’re really honest with yourself, let me ask you:

In the last 6-12 months – How many new skills, highly marketable new skills, have you developed, and do you have evidence of?

How many achievements have you had in your job in the last 6 to 12 months that you’re proud of?

 

Probably not many.

Because if you’re like most of the people I come across and you hate your job, or at least you don’t enjoy it, you’re probably actually not terribly engaged.

 

That means that right now you’re de-skilling yourself, and you’re definitely not developing adaptability.

 That’s why you’re so bloody bored!

 

 

Trust me, it is more dangerous for you to stay stuck than it is to get out of that bubble so, again, make sure you know your options.

You need to learn adaptability and, right now, if you are safe and comfortable, it isn’t happening.

Also, just think about how much more exciting that’s going to be!

 

 

#3: Comfort Zones Are The Most Dangerous Places On Earth For Your Dreams

 

This a biggie, comfort zones are the most dangerous places on earth for your dreams.

Same thing with bubbles.

 

The longer you stay in that comfort zone, that bubble, the smaller the chance will be that you’ll make your dreams come true.

 

My friend, your life is too bloody short.

 

How many people do you know who live in comfort zones who have amazing jobs, amazing businesses, amazing lives?

Probably not many.

One of the most emotional experiences I’ve had as a transition adviser was with one of my private clients who was leaving a very well-paid job to start her own business.

I still remember me asking her: “What really got you to go for it at the end?”
Because even if I had worked with her to design everything and make it happen – At the end of the day should still had to go for it. She said to me:

 

“Rikke, I do not want to get to the end of my life and only have my comfort zones to show for it.”

 

That is really what I want you to think about.

 

Comfort zones or “safe bubbles” is the opposite of making your dreams come true.

 

Now is the time, my friend. As I kept saying throughout this video:

You risk more by staying stuck in that bloody bubble AND you don’t even enjoy it!

 

So, don’t kid yourself and think that it’s safe – Be worried that it’s comfortable!

 

You need to know your options.

Let me help you if you are ready to start looking at alternative options.

Don’t worry – It doesn’t mean you have to jump tomorrow, but you need to know what your options are so you’re prepared, you’re ready.

Come on over to www.rikke.me/more

Sign up and let me show you how to figure out what your best options are.

Thank you.

 


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