On Own It! The Podcast, episode 136, Nicola’s in Brisbane with Neil Asher for his Aussie Entrepreneurs conference this weekend and Neil suggests our topic of the week: Fear of Failure. Nicola is still quite lagged from the long flight and neither Judith or Nicola fear failure anymore so it is quite an uphill struggle to find plenty to debate. Consequently N&J record their shortest podcast yet!
In the Show…
Nicola was allowed, after all, to take her laptop with her in the plane to Brisbane. She describes the sheer hell of the last 13-hour leg of the journey. She’s lagged. On the theme of sleeplessness, Judith’s been up late twice in the last week; once for the General Election results, a thrilling all-nighter, and once for her niece’s 30th birthday party.
Client Challenge of the Week- Fear of Failure
What are the implications of fear of failure? Neil Asher tells Nicola it makes his clients indecisive about their choice of physical product to sell via Amazon, and ultimately it can result in “better the devil you know”, namely that it is safer to stay where you are, with the pain you know, than to risk failure.
Judith and Nicola attempt a brainstorm of some ideas which might help sufferers of fear of failure. Judith is of the opinion that finding an ounce of courage every day is the solution, feeling the fear and doing it anyway. The only way through it is to do it. She encourages her clients to do it this way and regularly sees their delight at positive results and gremlins vanquished. They kinda always know it’s going to be alright, but they are not certain until they’ve done the thing they fear, which coincidentally is often public speaking.