Are you a wholesaling lifer?
Or do you have other plans for your career (and your life) at some point in the future?
If you’re thinking about what lies ahead, this episode is a must listen.
Calvin Wayman is an author, speaker, and social media entrepreneur.
In Spring 2015, he quit his day-job to pursue his dream of working for himself and went selling door-to-door. He now owns a social media management agency for influencers.
He just released his first book, which debuted on the Amazon top-100 of all books in the Success category, Fish Out of Water.
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JUMP! – How to Beat Fear, Act on a Gut Decision, and Get Moving!
It was one of the most embarrassing moments of my life, and it taught me so much.
I went cliff-jumping for the first time, and it scared the h*ll out of me. Yes, cliff-jumping. It sounds like loads of fun, right?. It can be. So I had heard. Here’s the thing: I can’t swim.
Yeah, so by now you’ve got to be questioning my sanity. It would be understandable. But since two and a half years ago, I’ve been pushing the outer edge of my comfort zone because, well, that’s where I’ve found the most fulfillment. I’ve learned that good things happen when you can challenge yourself, look fear in the face, and dare to move through it.
Much easier said than done though, right? Here’s my story.
I went to the cliff-jumping area, go up onto the giant rocks and got in line. There were dozens of people there. I saw many of them jumping off this cliff. Many of them doing backflips or other cool tricks. They all splashed, and every one of them seemed to be okay.
I decide to jump AND…nothing happens.
I couldn’t do it!
At this moment I look behind me, and there is a massive line forming. Other people are behind me saying “you got this man, you can do it!” So I soak that in and start to jump AND…again, nothing happens. I felt utterly glued to that rock. I couldn’t get myself to jump. I just couldn’t convince my brain that it was okay to jump off that rock into the water.
By now, the excitement turned into pressure. I could hear the moans and groans of people behind me. Was I going to back out? Should I quit? No!! I don’t want to turn back! I want to jump! I want to jump so bad! I go to jump again AND…nothing happens!!! ARGH.
“Come on Calvin, go! Go! Go!” Then at that moment, I thought of trying something I’d never tried before. “What if I did a countdown, I thought?” At that point I was so stuck, I was willing to try anything, and in the very least “guilt” myself into jumping in necessary.
I turned back to everyone and said, “Guys! Please give me a 5-second countdown!”
“Holy sh*t! Did I just say that?!” I thought to myself. Then suddenly, everyone on that rock started a loud countdown. 5! (Holy sh*t it’s starting!) 4! (Whoa here we go!) 3! (Sh*t that looks far!) 2! (Oh my gosh am I going to drown?!) 1! (Holy Buckets!) and I jumped!!!
I freaking jumped!
Holy sh*t I jumped!
I hit the water. I go deep, and before long, I feel my life vest pulling me upward–and I pop above the water.
“Good job man, you did it!!!” As I was listening to the cheers of everyone around me, I realized what had just happened. A simple little countdown trick allowed me to beat fear. Before I allowed it to start me, I just launched and took action.
Did the fear completely go away? No! I went up again for a 2nd jump, and I still had fear. So what did I do? Again I asked people to give me a countdown from 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and I jumped again!
And the coolest part is when I went up a third time, the fear was so much quieter that I just jumped without the countdown.
So fear will scream at you. But fear is loudest in your moments of hesitation. It’s when you silence that fear with something simple like a countdown that you beat fear.
Whatever your fear is telling you, you can beat it. Just break that hesitation by counting down 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Jump!
Written by Calvin Wayman