What to Do if You Have A Fear of Success

One thing I’ve never heard anyone say to me is: “I’m afraid of being successful.” To hear it sounds off, it sounds counter-intuitive even. Yet as a small business coach for women and a small business entrepreneur myself, I see it all the time. In fact, you’ve probably seen it too. So, how do you identify the tell-tale signs of success-fearing behavior, and if you see them in yourself, what do you do to overcome a fear of success? Behaviors of Success-Fearing People:

Embrace Your Insecurity

As it turns out, conquering any fear makes the next fear seem just a little less daunting, unless you stop pushing… So feed that appetite and live on the edge!

10 Behaviors of High Achievers

Here are 10 attributes of consistently high achievers.

3 Reasons You’re Afraid of Success and How to Get Over It

Being successful is a complex desire that we strive for from a very early age. For some, it will take years to achieve, and at great expense. For others, it seems to happen overnight with little effort at all. What is it that separates those who have achieved success vs. those who have not? Why aren’t you more successful? Could it be that you are more afraid of success than you are of failure? And if so, how do you eliminate your fear and embrace success again and again? Fear is the ONE thing that holds most people back from achieving success.

The 9 Skills Needed to Be a Super-Connector

Connecting people who can benefit each other is the most useful skill you can have on the entrepreneurial ladder of skills. When you help others make money by connecting them together, the world forces itself into the Möbius strip of success that brings the money right back to you times ten. Some billionaires are great at it. If I write Mark Cuban an email he responds in two seconds even though he doesn’t even know me. He’s a “Super Connector”. I know quite a few talented super connectors and they will be very successful as they grow into future Mark Cubans

7 networking tips from the most successful super connectors

Super connectors are people with more than just a strong social media followings and lots of friends. They’re people who are making high-level connections on a regular basis through methodical and well thought out — albeit “simple” — introductions. While others may be able to introduce you to an acquaintance, these connectors are making the smart, right introductions that actually lead to real results for everyone involved. The best of the best are combining business worlds and breaking down industry barriers.

Charlie Munger, Mental Models, and Making Better Decisions in Business and Life

What can Charlie Munger, a billionaire, Warren Buffett’s business partner, and vice-chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, teach you about success? A lot. He’s spent over 50 years transforming himself into one of the shrewdest men in business. He’s Buffett’s right-hand man. Plenty of people have called him a “learning machine.” Munger doesn’t just try to lay out a step-by-step blueprint for success. Instead, he shows us something much more valuable: how to become better thinkers.

13 Mental Models Every Founder Should Know

Mental models are to your brain as apps are to your smartphone. Just like apps, there are a ton of mental models. They help you make decisions, solve problems and see the world in an entirely new way… they basically make your brain more useful.

First Principles and the Art of Thinking like Elon Musk

Like Aristotle, Euclid, Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla; Elon has a method to his “thinking different” madness. It’s called First principles thinking and anyone can use it.

4 Common Challenges of Making Things Happen

I emailed around 50 peers in diverse industries: payroll, software, advertising, consulting. I asked one question: “What are your biggest business challenges?” Here are the most common responses, and strategies for overcoming them.