019: Failure

In this episode, I’m going to keep it short and concise. I am currently on the road at Nashville, and being around these wonderful entrepreneurs, it got me thinking, why is it that we are so afraid to fail? Why is it that I have a fear of failure?
Let’s dive into this episode and really think deep into “are we really afraid of failure?”

Being around all these amazing entrepreneurs, the action takers, the people that are actually implementing and moving the needle has been an amazing experience and it also got me thinking. I started sitting there saying, why is it that we’re so afraid to fail? Why is it that I have a fear of failure?

I sat there and I said, Is it really that I have a fear of failure? Or that I’ve failed at certain points to surround myself with the people that can actually help me get to where I’m going? A coach, a mentor, a business partner, and that’s where I’m currently sitting here.

I’ll be honest with you. I’m thinking and I woke up with a little bit of anxiety. It’s because I’ve got so many projects going right now, I know, “first world problems.” But there have been a couple of gaps that I’m being told that I’m leaving out, including having the right kind of coach for what I’m building with The Success Finder.

Interestingly enough, I have been looking for that more recently. However, I’ve been blown off. I’ve had calls three times rescheduled. But fortunately, here at the speakeasy, I talked to somebody here. I said, “Hey, you know, this is what I’m building, this is what I’m doing, and I need your help.” And they said, “Well, let’s schedule a call.” “Let’s make sure if I’m not the right person, we’ll find you the right one.”

So rounding back, is it always our fear of failure? Is it really why we don’t actually take that leap when we’re looking to become successful? Or is it that we haven’t surrounded ourselves with the right team, with the right people with the right support system in order to get you to where you’re going? I mean, think about it. Are you taking on every single project, every single aspect of your business? If that’s the case, you don’t own the business, the business owns you. You’re an employee of that business. That’s why it’s so critical to find that coach to help kick your butt along the way, and help connect the dots and making sure that you’re staying on track.

Find that mentor to help you through those challenging times. Have that business partner who’ll have a different specialty than you. Whether that specialty be web design, or marketing, or anything else, you can inject yourself a little bit into these areas. However, keep in mind that you cannot be everything to everyone, or you’ll literally be nothing.

So I want to leave it with this: find yourself the right support system, the right team, the right mentor, the right coach. Having the right coach is especially necessary from now to whenever you want to say where your endpoint is, even when you retire at some given point in time. Lastly, for me, my fear of failure isn’t really that I’m afraid of failing. It’s the fear that sometimes, I haven’t put the right people in the right places around me to help me be as successful as possible.

These are just my thoughts. I’d love to hear yours too. Share with me your feedback on whether you have a fear of failure, or you’ve failed to put the right pieces around you.

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“Find yourself the right support system, the right team, the right mentor, the right coach.” – Brandon Straza

“For me, my fear of failure isn’t really that I’m afraid of failing. I’m afraid that sometimes I haven’t put the right people in the right places around me to help be as successful as possible.” – Brandon Straza

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