There are many elements that throw us off our focus, interrupting our confident stride towards a result we want. Worry is a big one. Worry can be distracting and zaps our energy levels. When you are tackling something in your life or business it is important to have a plan of attack on how to dismantle the creep of worry.
Dale Carnegie provides an exceptional system to not only confront worry but also turn it into a useful tool. Before we begin, bring to mind a current worry you have. Let’s keep it close to home, so think about a worry that has to do with your audience engagement. Choose an item that is plaguing your thoughts a bit; in other words, undermining the business at hand. Time to crush that worry replacing it with a valuable path to overcome it.
Audience Engagement Worry Action Plan
- Now, grab a sheet of paper and write your fears around audience engagement at the top in detail. (1-3 sentences)
- Next, consider the worst that could happen if this worry came true. Picture this in all its glory. Write down the impact to you and those around you. Read through what you wrote, then accept the possible reality it brings.
- Finally, determine what you can do, what is in your control, to lessen or eliminate this outcome. What is your first step? Outline the todos that take direct action against this worry.
Tada! Not only do you have a plan of attack for dealing with audience engagement. You may even feel a weight lifted, because you confronted the issue head on instead of letting it swim around the periphery of your thoughts. Your confidence will sore and fuel you further to take this new plan on. Congratulations, you had the courage to take a worry and transform it into something of worth.
As you know, we always have to find a way to “up our game,” so let’s stretch ourselves further. Think about a corresponding element to audience engagement, such as in your key influencers. Perform the exact same steps in the action plan framework outlined above. Look at both. It will become painstakingly clear how you can eliminate handfuls of worries at a much deeper level, when they are tied to one another.
You now have in your toolbox a fail safe strategy to attack many of your woes. Comment below on what other tools have you used to eliminate destructive thoughts and turn them into constructive features?