• Bill Mason

CEO's 4 Greatest Fears: How to Combat Them!

Updated: Feb 2


As a CEO, you face many challenges on a daily basis.


As a CEO, you confront many challenges on a daily basis. You must ensure that your firm's objectives are met and that your employees are productive and satisfied. But what about you? What are your biggest concerns? What keeps you up at night? What is it that distracts you all day at work? We'll look at the six most common fears of CEOs and how to overcome them in this blog post!


#1 - Fear that CEOs face is the fear of failure.


This fear can be crippling and can prevent you from taking the risks necessary for your business to grow. To combat this fear, you need to remind yourself why you became a CEO in the first place. You should also remember that failure is not permanent and that you can. As a CEO, you are constantly under pressure to succeed. You worry that if your company fails, it will be all your fault. And you're right to worry – as the head of the company, the buck stops with you. But remember that failure is part of life. There will be times when your company doesn't meet its goals, and times when you make mistakes. The key is to learn from your failures and move on.

Fear of Losing Control



As CEO, you are in charge of everything that goes on in your company.

You worry about losing control and being replaced by someone who is better suited for the job. But remember that you can't do it all yourself. You need to delegate tasks to your employees and trust them to do their jobs. And if things don't go as


You are responsible for the decisions that are made, and you have to make sure that everything runs smoothly. This can be a lot of pressure, and it's easy to feel like you're in over your head. But remember that you are not alone. You have a team of employees who are ready and willing to help you out.


#2 - Fear of the Unknown


The fear of the unknown is another common fear among CEO's. As CEO, you are responsible for making decisions that will affect the future of your company. And sometimes, those decisions are difficult ones that nobody has ever faced before. To combat this fear, you need to educate yourself on as many different options as possible. You should also seek out advice from others who have experience with Making tough decisions is part of being CEO. But that doesn't mean that it's easy. The fear of the unknown can be paralyzing, and it's easy to make the wrong decision when you don't know what the consequences will be. To combat this fear, you need to educate yourself on as many different options as possible. You should also seek out advice from others who have experience with making tough decisions.


#3 - Fear of Losing Power


As CEO, you are used to having power over your employees and your company. But what happens if you lose that power? What if someone else comes in and takes control away from you? To combat this fear, you need to remember that you are not indispensable. There are plenty of CEO's out there who would be happy to take your place. And If things ever get tough, you can always walk away from your company and start over again.


#4 - Fear of Becoming Obsolete


As CEO, you are always worried about becoming obsolete. You worry that technology will overtake your industry, or that a new CEO will come in and do things better than you. To combat this fear, you need to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in your industry, and you should always be looking for ways to improve your own skills. And if things ever get tough, remember that there is nothing stopping you from starting a new company!


In conclusion, the six greatest fears that CEOs face can be paralyzing but they can also be overcome with some effort. Remember that you are not alone in these fears, and there are plenty of resources available to help you out. So don't be afraid to face your fears and become the CEO that you know you can be!


According to a recent survey, fear is the top CEO concern.


The survey, which was conducted by Feb 2021 Visage, asked CEOs from all over the world about their biggest fears and how they deal with them. Here are some of the highlights:



- 89% of CEO's said that fear was their number one concern


- 76% of CEO's said that they experience fear on a daily basis


- 58% of CEO's said that they have difficulty sleeping because of fear


- 43% of CEO's said that they have anxiety attacks because of fear




So what can CEO's do to overcome their fears? Here are some tips:

  1. FEAR - Remember that very few of the things we worry about or become anxious about ever occur. Remember the FEAR acronym, which stands for False Evidence That Appear Real.

  2. Get educated - Consider learning how to thrive even if one is without the financial means of others. Take classes and seminars, for example. This isn't the first time you've faced these challenges; books about similar situations give you inspiration.

  3. Get a Leadership Coach - Someone who can be at your side as a guide. One that is dedicated to you, your company, and stay with you in order to help you achieve your objectives and assist you in reaching them.

  4. Mentor/Friend - Meet weekly with a good friend to talk about, identify, and voice your fears to take the power out of focusing on those fears.

  5. PLan for the Worst - Consider the most awful scenario that could happen. Make a plan as if it will occur, then go forward with the risk you desired to take.

  6. Join a Mastermind - Building confidence and fortitude by meeting with others who are facing similar fears and problems.



CEOs, don't let fear hold you back!


There are plenty of resources available to help you overcome your fears and become the CEO that you know you can be. For more information, please visit https://www.nvp.com/ceojourneystudy/#ops-hardest-fill.


Book a free Discovery call today ($299 value.)!!


Bill Mason, Rocket Fuel Coach, ICF ACC, CPLC, Birkman's Consultant



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