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Fear of Failure

Fear of Failure

My fear of failure was one of the biggest obstacles I had to overcome to achieve something worthwhile with my life. By being so afraid of failing, I did everything on the safe side. I followed as a consequences, my first business were crashing failures. I ran my business like I had been taught to back in school, thinking that would guarantee my success. Boy I was wrong! I followed the book instead of following my instincts, and it took failed business to unlearn everything I had been taught.

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Plan For The Worst

Plan For The Worst

Maybe it was my upbringing, but I’ve always expected and planned for the worst. It has been a great motivation for trying to do exactly what I’ve really wanted to do with my life, and not necessarily sticking to the “safe bets” in life.

In the early days of my business, I would sit in front of my telephone and try to get up the nerve to make calls and ask perfect strangers to toss some work my way. I wondered why it was so difficult to make each call – what was I afraid of? Then I’d ask myself, “What’s the worst thing that can happen if I make this call? Will the person reach through the wires, grab me by the throat and start squeezing?”

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