I can hear you all now saying to your screen…duh…the biggest fear of any entrepreneur is losing all their money.
But what if I told you that was actually the second biggest fear of entrepreneurs and that the biggest fear is on a much more personal level.
The fear of FAILURE…
The fear of failure was surprisingly not seriously studied until the 1960′s by psychologist such as John Atkinson. In one experiment he conducted he had children play a game of hoop-the-peg, with higher rewards given for greater distances from the peg. The achiever kids stood a far but realistic distance from the peg, adding more concentration and a positive attitude with future attempts if they failed. But those with fear of failure, however, stood right on top of the peg in order to avoid any chance of failure or so far back that failure was almost certain.
So what does that mean to us as entrepreneurs? It means that many times when we see something that we know could be highly promising and lucrative, we take the first step forward but do so with the intention to fail, or with the idea that it will be a get rich quick idea.
Is it pride? Is it ego? Is it the fact that we don’t want to let our family down or be embarrassed in front of our friends? The fear of failure is something that I have dealt with personally and with many of my life coaching clients. It is one of those emotions that you really can’t explain unless you are right in the middle of it…almost like an anxiety attack.
As an entrepreneur who has started and ran multiple successful small businesses here is my humble take on it. I strongly believe that the fear of failure comes in direct relation to the fact that so many people attempt to go into business by themselves…alone.
This model for business has been proven over and over to be highly risky and has caused thousands of people to close their doors, shut down their laptops and feel that pain of failure that we are talking about.
How I Had My Major Entrepreneur Break Through!
I had my major break through into real entrepreneur success when I started working with a group of like-minded people and stopped trying to reinvent the wheel (when obviously the wheel works pretty damn good already!).
It’s called ‘a community’…entrepreneurs helping other entrepreneurs reach their goals and live their dream lifestyles.
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So don’t be that kid that stands directly over the peg and tries to enjoy success without any work. Or that kid who sets themselves up for failure simply because it is easier than giving it your best shot…Be the person who goes after what they wants and does it with the confidence to succeed no matter what our friends, our family, and most importantly or fear within ourselves says!
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P.S. There is way to much entrepreneur guidance and tips in this world to try and do it all alone
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Have you ever wondered why some people always seem to get the things in life that they want, while others always seem to settle for what life gives them?
It’s like some people are just “lucky” and others are stuck in a permanent rut…But lets take a look at this word “lucky” for a second. What does it mean?
luck·y ˈləkē/ adjective
1. having, bringing, or resulting from good luck
Wow, that was not helpful at all! So this luck is a magical thing that floats around and lands on certain people but misses other people? Well that is an idea that I just cannot accept. So what about this…
Luck and being lucky is a result from a persons personality and work ethic. If a person puts in the time and energy to pursue the things in life that matter to them no matter the obstacles in their path, that person will find success. This is a proven fact throughout history and I could easily ramble off hundreds of names…Ford, Edison, Jobs, Trump are just a few off the top of my head.
But here’s where the lucky magic comes into play…Most people don’t take the time to look into how these great people made it to be so lucky. What most people do is only see is the results, and so they say “if I was only so lucky as…”. The real magic to luck is what happens when no one is not looking, like in the middle of the night or the early hours of the morning. These are times when true champions are born and where luck is created by those dedicated enough to create and follow their dreams.
It is about the small steps taken daily that lead up to the marathon of life. The question becomes are you taking steps towards your own goals and dream life or are you taking steps for someone else?
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P.S. It’s all possible when you start to believe that your success is all in your hands and not based on you being ‘lucky’
P.S.S See you on the path of adventure!