Today’s post is a topic that’s near and dear to my heart: how to overcome fear! I love talking about this because I have overcome fear SO many times in my life and business…and it’s been life-changing.

One of the biggest things I’ve learned from years of teaching how to host paint parties to thousands and thousands of people is that I’m not alone in this. Fear is so common, and it ALWAYS holds us back!

As a Christian, I know I’m supposed to give my fear over to God, but so many times, my anxiety still takes over. It’s so frustrating! But God is good, and He always helps me to take action, even through my fear.

You see, the trick isn’t to remove fear from your life completely, but rather to acknowledge it’s there and take action despite it! If you aren’t sure exactly how to do it, check out this post on three things to do to help you overcome fear.

close up of a painted sunflower as a visual for how to overcome fear

The Top Fears People Struggle With

I recently read an interesting article about the top fears people struggle with. Here’s the list – can you relate to any of these?

  1. change
  2. loneliness
  3. failure
  4. rejection
  5. uncertainty
  6. something bad happening
  7. getting hurt
  8. being judged

Read This Book to Help You Overcome Fear

One of my favorite books to help overcome fear is Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. I have read this book so many times and have earmarked it over and over again.

Fear and creativity, Elizabeth, typically go together. She even goes as far as to call them “conjoined twins”. They share vital organs, she says, and we have to be careful how we remove fear because we don’t want to kill creativity in the process.

Instead, she advocates for making space for fear in your life. Allow it to live and breathe—it seems counterproductive, but the less we fight it, the less it fights back.

While she allows fear to come along for the ride, she doesn’t allow it to have a voice or decision-making power.

close up of painted sunflower

Listen to an Excerpt from the Book

I love this book so much that I wanted to share an excerpt from the book with you all. It has helped me so much to understand why we have fear and what the right way to overcome fear is. It’ll probably surprise you and help you shift your thinking!

If you haven’t bought this book yet, PLEASE do. It truly has changed my life – it’s an incredible read and I have found so much wisdom in the pages!

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Imagine a Life Without Fear Driving the Decisions

There are SO many things you can do in your business if you don’t allow fear to drive. Think of all the ways your business could grow: you can do Facebook Lives to reach new audiences, or you can host fun girls’ nights at home for extra cash.

And that’s just a small sampling!

If you want to be surrounded by like-minded people that have refused to put fear in the driver’s seat, I invite you to join us inside of Paint Party Headquarters. This is where I distill all my knowledge from decades of personal experience along with teaching thousands of people how to host successful businesses.

And yes, we talk about mindset and overcoming fear as well as dozens of other topics. Come check out Paint Party Headquarters and see!

I’d love to hear from you in the comments: what are your best tips to help overcome fear?

heidi overcoming fear

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