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What are you afraid of?

With Halloween right around the corner, we thought it would be appropriate to deal with the subject of fear in this article.

What's stopping you? - Could be Franchisephobia!

Why do 99% of people that inquire about becoming a franchisee NEVER BECOME ONE? The number one answer given may surprise you. It's not that timing was wrong, or that they didn't have the money, or that the opportunity wasn't good enough. It's FEAR! As we all know, fear comes in many different forms - and fear is rampant in our society. Just turn on the TV and you'll find someone who is telling you to be afraid. Understand that ALL fears can have a negative effect on our lives, but it's not whether you have fear, it's how you react to fear that will determine your outcome. Feeling fear is healthy and natural, but allowing that fear to debilitate you will prevent you from having a successful life. If you're overly afraid of flying, you'll never be able to travel the world. If you're too afraid of public speaking, you'll never fully develop as a sales person. If you're afraid of FAILURE, you'll never achieve great success! Fear is an emotion, and emotions can be controlled. It's said that FEAR is nothing more than False Events Appearing Real. Fear is a perception, not a reality. Most of the things of which we are afraid never come to fruition. As Mark Twain said, "I've suffered a great many tragedies in my life. Most of them never happened.". Feeling fear is ok, but letting fear stand in the way of accomplishing your goals is not. You must realize you can overcome any fear because, For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. - 2 Timothy 1:7

How to best deal with fear.

The best way to overcome fear is to starve it of it's favorite food - TIME. Fear feeds on time like a young child feeds on the candy gathered during trick-or-treating. How do you remove time from fear? One word - action. Taking action when fear sets in is the best remedy. Once fear begins it's imperative that you take immediate action. Nike says it best - Just do it!

  • If you're fearful to ask for a promotion - Just do it!

  • If you're fearful to ask that special someone for a date - Just do it!

  • If you're fearful to start a business - Just do it!

It's ok to feel fear. It's not ok to let fear stop you from achieving the greatness that you're capable of. Don't be the "99", be the "ONE" If fear is stopping you from moving forward with opening your own Honest Abe Roofing Franchise it's time to take action! What's so scary about owning a business that generates $2.8 million annually? That's what the average Honest Abe Roofing location generated in 2019 (high performer generated $9.3 million). If that sounds scary to you, then you're not a good fit! In that case, please continue to allow fear to stop you. If those results excite you, then we want to hear from you. Contact 866-587-5171 and speak to a Franchise Advisor today! In other words, Just do it! People can be afraid of some STRANGE STUFF (Watch Maury Povich below for proof)!

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