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Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway: 4 Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Don't let self-doubt or lack of experience hold you back

Whether you’re starting a business, finally getting a passion project under way, or perhaps making a significant change in your life, there can be countless reasons to feel uneasy about doing something new. It makes sense. Some of us thrive on the ...

by Jason Fell  | May 04, 2019 06:00:00
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9 Ways to Conquer Fear and Realize Your True Potential

The secret isn't just overcoming your fear but using it to your advantage

Everyone experiences fear. What defines you is how you face it. We asked these successful entrepreneurs and Advisors in The Oracles to tell us how they manage their biggest fears.Fear is a great thing. It’s nature’s way of awakening us to danger, like when ...

by The Oracles  | February 03, 2019 06:00:00
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11 Fears Every Entrepreneur Must Overcome

It wouldn't be an adventure if it wasn't scary

Fear is a fundamental part of human psychology. Our brains are wired to feel fear because it helps us avoid calamity; it keeps us safe.But fear can also hold us back -- if we let it. Fear feeds on fear, meaning the more ...

by Deep Patel  | December 12, 2018 06:00:00
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12 Things You Need to Know About Fear, and How You Can Be a Better Entrepreneur Because of It

Here's what to look for to be more self-aware about your own fear

Without fear, we wouldn’t survive. We need to act cautiously, or think with a healthy amount of skepticism, in order to avoid getting ourselves into dangerous or otherwise detrimental situations.The key to not let that fear paralyze us and prevent us from ...

by Lydia Belanger  | April 19, 2018 12:00:00
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3 Questions You Must Answer to Overcome Your Fears

People who seem fearless have gained control over their thoughts and feelings towards their fears

To succeed in business, you need to overcome your fears. These fears can include the fear of failure and concern about treading into the unknown. It can be as simple as questioning your abilities as an entrepreneur. Each of these fears is valid and at times ...

by Jon Nastor  | April 10, 2018 02:00:00
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This Young Entrepreneur Explains Why You Shouldn't Fear Being Wrong

Being able to eliminate ideas that don't work for you is freeing and sets you in a positive direction

When you are building your company, one of the most important things is the relationships that you build, including with your customers, employees, advisors and investors.When you’re operating alone -- or at least with a small team -- there may be a ...

by Nina Zipkin  | February 13, 2018 08:00:00
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Don't Waste Your Time Listening to Your Fear

Fear is often a liar, but not always. Learn when to ignore it

Whenever something changes, most people feel a sudden sense of fear. True, guttural fear.I'm sure there's some logical reason for it. Maybe it's wired deep into our lizard brain, where if something changes, we're no longer safe. And if our primordial self doesn't ...

by Steve Eakin  | February 05, 2018 06:00:00
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8 Ways to Overcome the Fears Blocking Your Path to Success

It starts with seeing yourself in a new, more forgiving way

Everyone has lessons they can teach us about success, and that’s just as true for kids as it is adults. I recently spoke to Damali Elliott, the founder and Chief Dream Builder of Petals-n-Belles, an organization based in New York City that empowers ...

by Joe De Sena  | August 19, 2017 06:00:00
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How to Never Let Fear Hold You Back Again

What makes the difference depends on your reaction and response to the fear

Nothing holds people back from tapping into their full potential and becoming the best version of themselves more than fear. Fear shatters dreams, prevents organizations from achieving major breakthroughs and is the root cause as to why so many end up going ...

by Matt Mayberry  | June 04, 2017 12:00:00
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What Steve Jobs, Michael Jordan, Eleanor Roosevelt taught me about fear

Much can be gained from our fears.

Steve Jobs, Michael Jordan and Eleanor Roosevelt walk into a bar—there’s probably a really good joke there. The three admired and celebrated figures from different walks of life and eras do have one thing in common—their ability to put fear in its ...

by Marty Fukuda  | July 02, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

3 phases of succeeding you wish you could avoid but can't

Here are three rarely considered elements that are essential to attaining success.

It seems that everyone has some version of "The Secret to Success." If you Google the phrase "how to succeed" more than 158,000,000 entries pop up.We intrinsically know most of the elements of success: hard work, dedication, vision, ideas, applied talent, character, ...

by Tor Constantino  | August 08, 2015 12:00:00
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Is fear stopping you from going after what you want?

Admit what you want. Then work up the guts to go after it.

Jim Carrey is a comedy genius, the star of multi-million dollar blockbuster movies, a Golden Globe winner. Now that graduation season is upon us, have you checked out the 2014 commencement speech Carrey gave at the Maharishi University of Management?Related: 7 ways to think differently about fearThere, ...

by Sarah Vermunt  | June 27, 2015 06:00:00
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Navigate your fears with these 4 mental strategies

A healthy dose of fear is okay, but don't let it take you over.

Making the leap from employee to entrepreneur is no easy feat. Just the logistics behind such an endeavor can be overwhelming--raising capital, hiring employees, not to mention developing a product that people actually need.While the physical aspects of owning your own business ...

by Jeff Boss  | May 07, 2015 06:00:00