What is fear? Quite simply fear is...
Have you ever been afraid of something just because of what you thought might happen? I'm pretty sure everyone has felt that way at one time or another. In respects of business this can really hold you back from success. To be successful in business you have to face your fears. You have to be willing to push your personal limits in order to grow. Being in business for yourself is hard work, it is actually work. You need to make calls, follow up with customers, manage your own finances. All this work can produce a lot of fear, and it can be good for you or detrimental. Can you use your fear to further yourself and grow, do you you let it hold you back?
Sometimes I find the easiest ways to face your fears is to yell at them. Not i don't suggest calling your prospects and yell at them, but practice with someone yelling out what you are afraid of. When you are yelling you have heighten emotion. Your response time is tested, you need to think on your feet. It sounds crazy but it helps.
You also need to take what you are afraid of and look at why are you afraid of it and is it a real or false expectation. Are people really going to hate you for speaking to them and sharing your life events? Probably not, and if they do were they really someone you wanted to deal with?
Face your fears, don't let them control your life.