Meet the “Fab Five,” an elite group of Advance Financial employees who have just celebrated five years with the company. To mark this momentous occasion, the group went white water rafting.
Several people that went on the trip were very reluctant to go. Some couldn’t swim really well, some were afraid of water in general, and some had never been on an excursion like this and had no idea what to expect.
For those who faced their fears and went on the trip, they had a blast and were grateful for the opportunity. One person said, “This gave several of us the opportunity to do something we never would have done on our own and we faced some of our greatest fears!”
Facing fears and phobias is not always easy. Here are some tips from Dr.Phil.com:
- Ask yourself if the fear is rational or irrational
- Understand that you have control over the “on/off” switch related to your fear
- Challenge your fears. Use objective criteria and see if your fears meet that criteria
- Change your internal dialogue. Replace negative, irrational dialogue with rational, fact-based dialogue
Advance Financial is looking for branch managers. Some may be intimidated by the thought of this responsibility and may not apply because of this fear. But the truth is, you’ll never know unless you try. The only way you can get over the mountain is by going over it, not through it or around it, but straight over the top.