The Power of Who – Don’t Let Fear of Failure Stop You!

power of whoI’ve seen “The Power of Who” first hand… It’s continuously happening to me and other people within my network. It’s absolutely amazing and I hope that you can feel it too. Previously stated, the hardest part is getting started. Asking for help… you’ve got to do it!

“They’re here to help you and you’re here to help them. It just might turn out that someone you know right now will be in a position to open an important door for you later, perhaps at a time when you need it most.”[note] Page 26[/note]

You NEVER know what will come of it, unless you engage with your people. A friend of a friend could help you land a huge sale or find you a new job. Get this: A dear friend of mine started reading my blog a few months back. Well, that friend passed along my blog to her boss. Now… I’ve been invited to speak at a function of theirs.

I’ve never done any type of public speaking like that before… but who cares. Public speaking is something that I want to do. That door is being opened… all because I started writing and sharing my content. If that trail of events doesn’t know your mind, I don’t know what will.

“Too many people start their dream search with a misstep. They focus mostly on the ‘what’ (what they want) and neglect the ‘who’ (those special friends or friends of friends who can help them).”[note]page 29[/note]

Talking with your friends can help you figure these things out. Maybe someone can encourage you or be the voice of reason. Maybe a friend of yours knows recruiters that can help get your resume into companies. There’s a good chance that someone in your network has gone through a very similar experience as you. We’ve all been given our friends for a reason, why not use them for help?!

“…sometimes people you don’t even know (but who know of you) will act as advocates on your behalf. They open doors for you with a recommendation or reference. As a result you get your dream job or land a big client or get accepted into a program.”[note]Page 42[/note]

DUDE – Ah-Ha Moment! This should scream volumes. With the internet, social media and networking, you can create an incredible personal brand. Once you’ve got that built, the sky’s the limit! You’ve got to do it! You’ve got to get started on that thing you’ve been thinking about for the past few years.

Stop overthinking it and just go. Start small and get the ball rolling. You live and you learn. Failing is just another opportunity to learn. Gary Vee talking about losing every so often. After you lose, get over it and learn from it. Stop dwelling on the losses.

“Fear of failure keeps more people stuck in the safety of the status quo than anything else. They’re afraid the search will be futile.”[note]Page 51[/note]

Doing something new can be a little scary, but it’s also exhilarating! It’s what wakes me up everyday 30-60 minutes before my alarm clock goes off. My dreams are so freaking big that the second my eyes open up, I’m out of bed. Having been an athlete, growing up competing my entire life, I’ve experienced failure. Now, I’ve got really thick skin. I’ve also experienced wins.

I’m going to do whatever it takes to get that win and fear will never get in my way! You need to have the same attitude.

“…if you want to have something that you’ve never had before, you’ve got to be willing to do something that you’ve never done before!”[note]Page 68[/note]

Ah-Ha Moment right at you. Are you willing to do what it takes?! The idea is SIMPLE. The plan of action is what can be difficult. Why not ask someone that’s done it before to see if they can shed some light for you?

Once you can get your mind right, take the first step and begin chasing your dream again, the pieces will fall into place!

“The choice of what will happen to you is the results of all the little decisions you make everyday. So, make the best possible decision today, and tomorrow will arrive smiling at you. You’re not yet what you will become. The only way to get there is to be the best version of yourself today!”[note]Page 76[/note]

Man… read it over again. Copy and past that quote and put it on a sticky note on your computer. Do something to get your closer to your dream everyday. Make it happen baby!


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The Power of Who: You Already Know Everyone You Need to Know | Bob Beaudine