Overcoming fear is a challenge for all of us.
Of course, we don’t always recognize what our fears are, or even that we are afraid, but with careful examination most of us discover that we have fears – of a variety of things – that are holding us back in life. Today’s guest is Aaron Anastasi, a very accomplished guy who’s come from one of the most under resourced backgrounds you can imagine. There’s nothing about his upbringing or heritage that indicates he should be a success on the level he is. In fact, Aaron’s had to overcome his own fears to get to the place he is. But he’s done it and openly shares about the journey and the bold steps he had to do in order to get his mind ready for success. It’s a candid and powerful conversation we’ve recorded here, so I hope you’ll take the time to listen and learn from this humble but powerfully impressive guy.
The inspiration you’re waiting for to start is on the other side of starting.
Aaron Anastasi realizes that his experience is common to many people. For a long time he was waiting around for success to happen, expecting that he’d get some kind of inspiration that would fuel his forward motion. But when he was helped to see that the inspiration and zeal for a project or cause actually comes once you get the ball rolling, he discovered a new paradigm that has fueled his progress ever since. On this episode Aaron shares how he discovered that truth and the difference it has made for his success and for the success of his clients. You won’t want to miss this portion of this episode.
Why it is important to be “all in” to the things you attempt.
There are a number of things competing for our time and energy. Many creatives feel conflicted, unsure which of the many things they have interest in doing should be the things they actually do. Aaron Anastasi can relate. He’s an accomplished singer, online course creator, actor, coach, and much more. Now he’s become an author on top of all of that. He teaches his students that they no matter how many interests or projects they have, it’s vital that they be “all in” once they begin. He unpacks the importance of that principle on this episode, so be sure you listen.
You’ve got to give up what is good in order to achieve what is great.
When it comes to deciding which of your many creative projects or endeavors you should actually make the focus of your time and attention, Aaron Anastasi says that you have to make that choice based on which of the projects will enable you to do truly great work. Which will bring out the best in you and which will give the best of you to the world? Those questions help you evaluate which opportunity will produce a great result and which will only produce good outcomes. You need to give up the good in order to accomplish what is truly great.
The key to success is not easy, but it’s simple: You’ve got to choose.
When you get to the end of your fear and have decided that you’re going to overcome it, you’ve got to make the choice to get started. It’s not easy. You have to reshape your way of thinking and learn how to pivot the condemning voices in your head into tools you can use to motivate you toward success. But it is that simple. It comes down to a choice – your choice. Will you stay stuck in your fears (whatever they are) or will you make the choice to move forward in spite of them? Only you can decide. What will it be?
Outline of this great episode
- [0:42] Dane’s introduction of Aaron Anastasi and the idea of an unorthodox creative.
- [2:35] How Dane came to know Aaron.
- [5:15] Aaron’s journey from growing up to building his creative businesses.
- [8:38] Making the transition from chasing the dream to letting it chase him.
- [11:43] The approach Aaron has learned to attach huge tasks and dreams.
- [16:45] How Aaron’s book helps people get their mind into the option of coaching.
- [18:57] The topics covered in Aaron’s book.
- [24:12] An example of a person who gave up good to accomplish great.
Resources & Links mentioned in this episode
- BOOK: The Voice of Your Dreams
- COURSE: Superior Singing Method
- Website: www.TheVoiceOfYourDreams.com and http://www.superiorsingingmethod.com/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/AaronAnastasi
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronanastasi
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aaronanastasi
- BOOK: The Voice of Your Dreams
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