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Yesterday, my youngest daughter – Nicole, turned 18. [Here’s a picture of her with my mother].

She didn’t want the normal fanfare of an 18th that her siblings had - just a simple family dinner to celebrate this milestone.

So, we bundled up the family and headed off to one of our favourite local restaurants – Sophia’s in Berwick.

As I sat there watching my family, a wave of mixed emotions came over me.

Feelings of joy and happiness (to have been blessed with such an incredible family), disbelief (my youngest is 18!!!! where did the years go), relief (that I didn’t have to clean up after dozens of teenagers partying in my backyard), and a dozen other emotions.


However, the emotion that really stood out for me was of gratitude and appreciation.

Appreciation that my 93-year old mother (who has undergone a second major surgery to remove lung cancer just 14 days ago), was able to share this with us.

I feel so very blessed to have been able to create this wonderful memory, so I wrote about it in my gratitude journal this morning.

What about you? What are you grateful for?

Is ‘showing gratitude’ something you do regularly?

It’s something I’ve been doing now for a while and I’m sure one of the reasons why I’ve been able to keep focused (and sane) despite all of the personal difficulties my family and I have had to go through over the last few month.

I write in my gratitude journal every day – no matter what’s gone on for me the day before, or how difficult things seem.

  • There’s always something to be grateful for.

  • The solitary Birds of Paradise flower with it’s stunning colour  and shape.

  • The candle flickering on my desk with the vanilla aroma filling my office.

  • My friends and their support over the last few months.

  • YOU, being part of my community and the emails of thanks and appreciation you send (this means so much to me and I thank you!).

  • And of course appreciation that no matter how difficult things get and no matter what happens, I can experience joy, peace and comfort through my faith in Christ.

So, what are you grateful for?

Go ahead and jot it down and remember… you are so very special, I love you, and I wish you an incredible week ahead…

Anyway, onto this week’s article.

Are you letting fear shatter your dreams of building a successful business?

Is fear getting in the way of you building the business of your dreams?

For many entrepreneurs, the fear of failure, of success, of not being liked, of being judged (oh my goodness – I know ALL of these very well through my own personal experience) and the list goes on, can often keep us STUCK and frustrated.

In this week’s article I talk about the three common things that fear can cause and how these things can shatter your dreams of building a successful business.


Annemarie Cross

Annemarie Cross - Authority in Influence & Impact
Money, Marketing & Mindset Business Coach for Women Entrepreneurs

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Are you letting fear shatter your dreams of building a successful business?

By Annemarie Cross

Building a successful business can certainly bring with it many challenges.

While there are practical steps you can take to overcome some of the more common business obstacles (such as marketing, planning and setting up key business systems), it’s the inner challenges that are often the most difficult to overcome.

Especially when it comes to fear, like:

  • Fear of success

  • Fear of failure
  • Fear of not being liked

  • Fear of being judged

  • And the list goes on
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Left unchecked, fear can cause all sorts of issues for us including three common things that can potentially shatter your dreams of building a successful business.

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Annemarie Cross is a Money, Marketing and Mindset Business Coach who supports ambitious women entrepreneurs in unearthing and communicating their inner brilliance (their brand) so they can boost their credibility, visibility, celebrity and profitability.

She guides her clients through her Branding, 6-Figure and Money Mindset Breakthrough Secrets programs - helping them build solid business foundations and implement key marketing strategies so they can stand out from their competitors.

She also helps them transform their hours-for-dollars services into lucrative information products and programs so they can get paid what they’re worth, doing what they love.

Annemarie has been dubbed: "The Podcasting Queen" by her followers for her weekly, International award-winning podcast - The Ambitious Entrepreneur Show and regularly shares business and marketing tips.

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