Scale Up Your Business Podcast
Fear & Gratitude
‘Everyone has a story no one has had a perfect life it’s how you react to what has happened to you that makes the biggest difference’
Nick explains how to move from fear-based thinking to one of gratitude and positivity.
This will ultimately bring you more and open up opportunities
Nothing fails if you are ultimately open to change so listen in to find out how to change your thinking now.
The most critical thing in business is having the right psychology and mindset along with business concepts such as systems, process and sales.
Having all the tools in the toolkit will lead you to success and the life you want to have and where you want to be with your career.
Fear – false evidence appearing real, fear is something from your psychology.
The fear emotion helps us to gauge and react to possible danger, but the same emotion drives people to not take chances in business or take more control in their lives.
It is critical to realise everything is in your mind and what you are feeling is a self-limiting belief.
It’s what you do to manage this emotion and ultimately this is a decision requiring implementation of processes and tools to change things.
Achievement and fulfilment are based on focusing on growth and contribution.
How can you learn more? do more? be more?
Contributing more will create a greater sense of purpose.
Gratitude in its simplest form is the way you begin to overcome fear and self-limiting beliefs.
Fear and gratitude can’t exist in the same frame of reference in your mind.
Fear focuses on all the things that could go wrong whereas gratitude focuses on all the things that have gone right, it is the opposite paradigm to fear.
Fear places us in a place of insecurity and uncertainty and we become stressed wondering about not if but when something will go wrong
When you shift towards gratitude-based thinking it places you in a stable position of thankfulness where you are able to recognise the positives in your life.
Having a positive view about how you view life opens your mind to other positive things.
Fear is inevitable it is simply part of the process of going through life, building a business and taking risks.
Better to take a risk and fail than not take a risk at all.
You never ultimately fail if you do something, learn from it, adapt and go again.
‘Nothing fails if you are ultimately open to change’
‘Everything in life is ultimately there to serve you both the good and the bad’
‘Even though I look significantly different the programming from my early childhood stayed with me’
‘Even years later I was still living in the shadow of this little fat kid who had little self-worth’
‘It was a coping mechanism because of a fear in my past’
‘Ripping out the weeds of self-doubt and limiting self-belief that had been in my psychology for so long and replacing them with positive beliefs’
Scale Up Your Business
Man's Search for Meaning book by Viktor E Frankl
ABOUT THE HOST
My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor.
My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.
Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.
I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.
My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.