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How to Eliminate Excuses and Fear in 2012

A great post for 2012 by Tess Marshall. Check her blog at, there is so much value there.

I made too many excuses this year. I wanted to create more videos. I did not. I wanted to be more active on social media. It’s been an on again, off again endeavor.

I wanted to learn photo shop. I did not. Only one thing has stood in my way.


I lacked courage and I failed to take action.

The wonderful thing about life is that we can always shift our perception and choose to begin again.

That’s my plan.

The word I’ve chosen to focus on in 2012 is “create.”

I’m going to create everything I’ve been holding back on and more. I made up my mind and I’ve written my plan.

I’ve taken common excuses and created a plan for you as well. It doesn’t matter what you want to do or what you’re struggling with.

Adjust this plan to fit your needs.

It’s going to be a great year!

Read on if you want to create more and fear less. 

Excuse # 1: I don’t know how. 

Plan:  Create courage 

Do something brand new. Be open to being a beginner. Experience the different and the difficult. Push yourself. Follow someone’s lead.

Ask questions. Experiment. Try. Fail. Try again. Fail again. Succeed. 

Excuse # 2: I don’t have time. 

Plan: Create time 

To find more time become an early riser or stay up later. Create boundaries. Don’t take on projects that don’t fit your needs.

Create a “yes” so big that you’ll be able to say “no.” You will have time and energy to make room for the impossible!

Excuse # 3: I don’t have the funds. 

Plan: Create money

Get your finances in order. It’s the best thing you can do for your fearful self. Record your daily expenses.

Spend less. Earn more. Barter. Collect garbage or clean floors if you have too. Be willing to do what it takes.

Excuse # 4 I don’t like networking.

Plan: Create an offline social network 

Get out and be social face-to-face. Go to a grocery store, a coffee house, or a networking meeting and introduce yourself to five people a week.

Expand your circle. Establish new friendships. The more people you know the faster you and your business will grow.

Excuse # 5: Nothing ever goes right for me.

Plan: Create abundance

I have kept a gratitude journal for the past eight years.

When you record the beauty, pleasures, people, and experiences that enrich your life you become aware of your resources, increase your creativity, and increase your well-being.

Excuse # 6: It’s too difficult. 

Plan: Create success

Decide to succeed no matter what. Don’t allow anything to get in your way. Act as if your life and happiness depend on it. It does. Never give up, never.

Excuse # 7 I can’t handle rejection. 

Plan: Create support

Ask for help. Begin a mastermind group. Expect to be turned down and ignored. People will reject you. Never take it personally.

You can’t see the whole picture. You have no idea what is going on in somebody else’s life. There are nearly 7 billion people in the world, ask someone else. Find your tribe.

Excuse # 8: I can’t focus. 

Plan: Create focus

Become driven by what you will gain. Is your benefit financial freedom, travel, saving the lives of others, or leaving a legacy you can be proud of?

When the going gets tough, keep you focus on your “why.” You’re stronger than  you think.

Excuse # 9 I don’t feel worthy. 

Plan: Create faith 

Dump your doubt. When you doubt yourself you feel like you aren’t good enough, smart enough, or talented enough for your place in the world. Don’t get caught in your own drama.

Affirm: “I am enough, I have enough, I do enough. I am worthy of the best in life.” Repeat this each time your doubt surfaces.

Get into the “feeling” of worthiness. Believe your are worthy, speak like your worthy, and act like  you’re worthy.

Excuse # 10 

Plan: Create the extraordinary 

Don’t try to be perfect. Don’t copy what others do.  Instead put your energy into being exceptional, uncommon, and memorable.

When you want to convey your ideas, focus on your message. Tell stories that people will remember you for and speak from your heart.

Nobody is going to rescue you. Nobody is coming to save you. Give live all you’ve got…and more.

Please join me in making 2012 a “no excuse zone.”

It’s not too late to sign up to be on the pre-launch list for my ecourse, Take Your Fear and Shove It! You’ll receive a special discount before the course it made available to everyone. Click here.

I’m creating a fearless New Year! Please join me.

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Andy Rodie


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