In this Expert Insight Interview, Leslie Kuster discusses how women entrepreneurs can create financial wealth and a life of freedom that serves them. Leslie Kuster shows people how she started a seven-figure online business and how it’s never too late to change your life, whether you’re a man or woman in your 40s, 50s, or 60s.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- How it is the fear of success that often holds us back
- How to be authentic and honest about what you want in your life
- Why it is crucial to stop and take the time to think about what you want
Fear of Success
People always think that the fear of failure is holding them back, but it is often a fear of success. This is because, for many of us, success means having to work harder and having less personal freedom.
Both women and men are great at projecting our thoughts about the future onto reasons not to do something because it would impact our lives. This leaves us misaligned because we fundamentally want success, but we’re not prepared to make the changes required to achieve it.
The first step is admitting to yourself what it is you want. You have to be authentic and honest in what you actually want. Whatever it is, don’t be afraid to go for it, and embrace it without apologizing.
According to Leslie Kuster, the first key to success is that you have to want it. Although this may sound too easy or too simple, it is deceptively powerful. So many people starting a business, or even thinking about starting a company, do not want it enough. It all boils down to what you want and being honest with yourself.
Authentic success and authentic freedom are all about your definitions of these things. Making sure you’re following your authentic path to success is crucial. Interestingly, the way to find that out is by making sure you have the time to stop and check-in with the emptiness inside of yourself.
We live in a crazy world of information coming at us from all angles, and we’re addicted to our devices. It is almost counter-culture today to take that time out, be with yourself, be silent, block out all the extraneous things, and focus on being with yourself and understanding what you want.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.