How I Overcame My Fear of Failure This Week

May 14, 2020

I have a secret for everyone. I fear failure. Sound familiar? I am sure some of you can relate. 

The Problem

This week my fear of failure got really bad. I don’t know why. I spent many hours thinking many negative thoughts like my business is failing, I don’t have what it takes, and I am not good enough.

No matter what I did to get back into action I found myself staring out of the window wondering what will happen next. I was paralyzed by my thoughts. 

Maybe it was the seclusion (50 days and counting). Maybe it was listening to the economic forecast (grim). Maybe it was the hours of work I am doing right now to grow my business(12+ a day). Maybe even it was a lack of vitamin D (not getting outside enough). 

To be honest, the reason doesn’t matter because I have always struggled with the fear of failure. This isn’t my first time at the pity party I created for myself. 

But the strangest thing happened, by Friday late afternoon I was back...

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6 Resources on How to Build a Dream Team (even virtual ones)

May 02, 2020

As I have been attending more and more video conferences, I am really amazed at how people are interacting online. For some, this is super new. For others, it is an old hat. Because we are spending so much time on video conferences, I have found some really powerful tools and ideas that will help you not only build your dream team but build it while working remotely. 

 

Resource #1: 7 Tips for Building a Remote Team (And Why They're Good for Your Business) - As we start to use virtual teams more, this blog shares great tips for building your team in a virtual world. 

 

Resource #2: Building effective teams: Where do you start? - In an interview with Dominic Price, Work Futurist and "Team Doctor" at Atlassian, this podcast focuses on what it takes to develop a collaborative team by rethinking team-building.

 

Resource #3: The Definitive Guide to Building a Remote Team - This blog gives very practical things to think about when running remote teams. I learned...

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