Category Archives: Overcome your Fears

Lockdown lessons from Madrid (3 things that are helping me to cope)

Lockdown lessons from Madrid (3 things that are helping me to cope)

The noise from four active children -my neighbors in the upstairs apartment- woke me up this morning. 

I don’t blame them.

No doubt the argument was about very important to four children who’ve been in lockdown for three weeks in a row.
(Sigh)

We are starting our fourth week of confinement, and the government has approved this week to keep it two more weeks. Let’s see if that’s enough.

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My thoughts on how to deal with this -or any- crisis (covid-19)

My thoughts on how to deal with this -or any- crisis (covid-19)

I’m homebound in my city, a few kilometers south of Madrid, while I write this. All of us in Spain are staying at home to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. 

The whole world is on alert, trying to stop the Covid-19 pandemic as best we can.

Most of us have never seen anything like this in our lifetimes, right?
At least not in the developed countries.

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On running your business when life gets in the way

On running your business when life gets in the way

Having your own business is an exciting adventure: You’re following your schedule, you are posting your content, you’ll soon run a promotion for a workshop … and then,  something happens. Life gets in the way.

Because life is unpredictable.
And has the bad habit of not following our plans. 

So from time to time, all of us will have to keep up with our business while navigating the rough waters of life. 

Your goal?

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How to feel more comfortable marketing your services

How to feel more comfortable marketing your services
How to feel more comfortable marketing your services

It’s very common to feel bad about putting ourselves out there.

We know we have to spread the word about our work but we fall into the trap of comparing ourselves with the big names in our industry and end up thinking we’re not good enough as we are.

When I created this blog back in 2013, I was full of doubts, even though I had been in business for several years with another blog.
I had thoughts like:

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How to clear the fear of standing out

Are you afraid of talking about your work?
Well,… as solopreneurs we don’t have a choice.

We have to put ourselves out there, share our message and spread the word about our work.

And when you do, guess who else is also going to show up with you?
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How to overcome your lack of confidence (and become an expert in your field)

This may come out as a surprise to you, but way too many coaches and healers who are great at what they do, secretly fear they are not good enough.

“ Who am I do this?” -they wonder.

They get credential after credential, go from class to class and yet, they never feel like they are ready to do the work they do.

And that keeps them from taking the actions that would make them Continue reading

Find your niche: Why does choosing a niche create so much anxiety? (And how to feel good about it)

In my years as an Architect, I supervised the construction of many different buildings. I built many single family homes and a few multi-story ones. Some were conventional, and my favorite ones were eco-friendly and sustainable.

But no matter how different they were from each other, they had something in common: all of them were built upon a solid foundation.

I’m sure you get why it’s important to build a house on solid ground. Common sense -and a ton of regulations- made me pay attention to the quality of the foundations underneath those buildings.

But when it comes to building a business, many of us seem to have lost our common sense, and we create the business Continue reading

What my thyroid taugh me about doing work I love

Back then in 2002, I was working as an Architect.

After everything I had invested to get there: the long years, tons of personal effort and money into getting my credentials…  I wasn’t happy.

Everyone around me thought I was living the dream, but honestly, it was all just a facade.
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How to overcome your fear of change (a weird personal story)

How to overcome your fear of changeWho hasn’t been stuck for days and days because what you needed to do was stirring some uncomfortable feelings?
As a highly sensitive person myself, one of the biggest obstacles I’ve encountered in my life and my career, is my own emotional distress.

I’ve never shared this publicly before, but in my previous career as a Building Engineer I had to deal with my own fear, ALL the time.

Part of my job, consisted of Continue reading