Why We're So Afraid of F*cking Up and Failure

F*cking up. Making a mistake. Failure.

Just imagining these things is the stuff of nightmares for most of us. Which is really bad news if you want to be successful. Because just as Brene’ Brown says, “You can’t have courage without vulnerability,” you can’t have success without making mistakes and failing. 

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Johanna Lyman, the founder of NextGen Orgs, is a dynamic, energetic, Leadership and Business Development Coach, and Six Sigma Lean Professional (Green Belt) with impressive experience in implementing organization­ wide change strategies for both Fortune 500 companies and small business owners. Adept in combining coaching, training, and project leadership skills to help clients build dynamic, sustainable revenue growth while creating deep meaning with their work.

Core competencies include: Motivational and visionary leader with superb analytical and root cause identification skills; laser­ focused determination in identifying and implementing leverageable models while rallying stakeholders to embrace change; knowledge of change principles and methodologies; proven success with implementing methods for confronting and eliminating barriers to change; exceptional communication, influencing, problem-solving, and listening skills; quickly establishes rapport with diverse stakeholders.

In her spare time, Johanna is an avid paddler and hiker, a poet with a penchant for slam, wife to the best husband on the planet, mom to a remarkable young woman, and “dog mom” to Petey the Amazing Tripod.

Contact Johanna at johanna@nextgenorgs.com

Fear of Failure is Perfectly Reasonable

Dear Sam:

I have a question. The book that I want to write…I am wondering if it will be useful or if anyone would want to read it.

What do I do with this feeling of ‘who cares about your work, all the effort you put in is useless….’

If you could help I would be grateful.

Best,
A.


Dear A. —

Every single person throughout human history suffers from self-doubt, secretly believes they are a fraud, and wonders if anyone will care about their work.

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Originally from Chicago, Samantha Bennett is a writer, speaker, teacher, and creativity/productivity specialist and the author of the bestselling "Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day" (New World Library)

She is the creator of www.TheOrganizedArtistCompany.com and www.TheOrganizedEntrepreneurCompany.com, both organizations dedicated to helping creative people get unstuck, especially by helping them focus and move forward on their goals.

Now based in a tiny beach town outside of Los Angeles, Bennett offers her revolutionary online workshops to overwhelmed procrastinators, frustrated overachievers, and recovering perfectionists everywhere.

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02/28/2020
F*cking up. Making a mistake. Failure. Just imagining these things is the stuff of nightmares for most of us. Which is really bad news if you want to be successful. Because just as Brene... read more
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04/27/2015
Dear Sam: I have a question. The book that I want to write…I am wondering if it will be useful or if anyone would want to read it. What do I do with this feeling of ‘who cares about your work,... read more
Celular phone on bright orange background with large ERROR message
02/28/2020
F*cking up. Making a mistake. Failure. Just imagining these things is the stuff of nightmares for most of us. Which is really bad news if you want to be successful. Because just as Brene... read more
word START in metal letters
04/27/2015
Dear Sam: I have a question. The book that I want to write…I am wondering if it will be useful or if anyone would want to read it. What do I do with this feeling of ‘who cares about your work,... read more