Recently, My business partner Doug and I attended a Media Conference in the resort town of Banff. This wasn’t just any conference as some of the most powerful people in media and television show up there. It’s 4 days of networking and pitching ideas for documentaries and television series and for me represented a huge chokehold. Overcoming fear of failure was a huge part of this for me.
New entrepreneurs need to beware of the 6 dumbest mistakes. New entrepreneurs will make wrong decisions that can cost money, but too many dumb mistakes will put you out of business. If you want to be on the success side, the fun side of entrepreneurship, you need to avoid the dumb mistakes that will turn a new entrepreneurs business dream into a business nightmare!
YOU DREAM OF…Financial independence, having more time to do what you want, working on what you have passion in.
YOU’RE NOT ALONE…Over 53% of North Americans have seriously considered starting a business. But most never will. They will let the fear of failure get the best of them. They will keep working hard, often living from paycheck to paycheck – the ultimate life of mediocrity. You must abandon the fear of failure if you want to become an entrepreneur.
Through our experiences in economic development and the media we’ve witnessed something very troubling. Working with many communities we’ve have noticed people are experiencing a deep sense of loss. A feeling of defeat due to challenges in the global economy along with the displacement of jobs due to technology.