The other day I read the thoughts of a beginner marketer in her blog about her fear of being publicly known. She was, in fact, afraid of failure in the eyes of her friends and other people she care about.
I know for a fact that if you keep hiding, you have no chance to succeed in internet marketing business. IM is all about getting people to know about you, about your way of thinking, about what you have to offer, about being in the spotlight.
If you want to succeed in IM you absolutely must overcome this phobia. If you are very concerned about it, then start failing publicly in small ways. Write about your little failures and possibly how you dealt with them. I mean, show them that you are a normal human, and like any human you are prone to mistakes.
There is nothing bad about showing that you are nothing but a human. They will like you and trust you more and this should give you that self confidence you need to succeed.
Take the failures more lightly and rest focused and committed. Learn from your own failures and they will rather turn into positive experiences.
On the other hand, fear of failure is the key to failure. If you are always worrying and overanalyzing, this is holding you back and doesn’t let you focus on the tasks you have to fulfill.
I managed to overcome my fear of being publicly known simply by ignoring it. On the contrary, now I’m quite proud when I find my traces all over the place on the internet.
Everyone has his own demons. Even I have my own: I’m afraid of public speaking. When I have to prepare something in advance, like picture or video of me and subsequently show it publicly, I have no problem at all. But speaking publicly doesn’t give me the time to correct or adjust, I have to be spontaneous, which I’m not really.
OK, I know that small failures humanizes us, but still…
Please leave a comment, I’m curious to know your opinion on this.
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