Jun 21, 2018
In this episode, we'll cover goals and what you can do to push yourself when you're already in the top spot. Plus, we'll talk about the differences between the fear of failure and the regret of not trying at all.
I had a conversation with my 12 year old son about his accomplishments in swimming and track. He's about to qualify for Junior Olympics for track, and I told him I was proud of him. I also challenged him to a 1-mile swim race. (I know he can DESTROY me in the pool, by the way!) But much to my surprise he hesitated....
Remember when you're low man on the totem pole, you're hungry for the top spot and willing to do whatever it takes. Most aren't afraid of failure because they have nowhere to go but up. However, the reverse is true when you're at the top, like my son.
When you're at the top you have something to lose. Losing and failure become a real fear. If you "play down" and lose, it can take a toll on your reputation and morale. It's natural therefore to be more afraid failure and hesitate to even try because you've got more to lose.
The same theory holds true in business. As you start to rise up and be on top, you've got more to lose so it might seem safer not to try at all. But that mentality is not going to grow your business. You have to push yourself even at the risk of failure.
So how can you stay competitive when you're already on top? How can you make sure you stay in the lead? Stay focused, don't look in the rear view at the competition. Instead, chance your future self. Think about how much better you can be and go after it!
Are you chasing your future self? Are you going to stop being
afraid of failure? What kind of regrets do you have for not trying
something, and are you ready to give them a try now? Tell me your
story by commenting below.
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JASON SWENK IS AN AGENCY ADVISOR THAT GUIDES MARKETING AGENCIES THROUGH A PROVEN FRAMEWORK FOR GROWING THEIR AGENCY FASTER & EASIER.
Fresh out of college Jason was off to work for Arthur Anderson, one of the big 5 consulting firms. He quickly realized that he could never work for anyone other than himself. He decided to change direction, launch a digital agency that quickly grew to a multi-million dollar operation working with brands such as AT&T, Hitachi and Lotus Cars. After 12 years of steady growth, the agency caught the attention of bigger agencies and Jason sold it in 2012.
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