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You Fail Because You’re Scared

This post is not about you, or is it? I filmed this video (below) because I know what I’m talking about. I’ve been there. I’ve been too scared to try new marketing tactics. Too scared to start new businesses. In general, too scared to win and be successful. But I got over it.

When you’re scared to win, you fail. If you take anything away from what I say in this video, I hope it’s that you realize that failure is going to happen. It happens to everyone. You will fail. Big f-ing deal. Everyone does. Just learn from it and try again. You will never, ever be successful until you give up on your fear of failure. I hope this video inspires you. Please leave a comment below.

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southbeachannie - March 20, 2008

Great Video!!

Yesterday, I was at a Women’s Biz Award Luncheon where the motivational speaker screamed, “What are you waiting for? When is ENOUGH, enough?” It was very powerful, because it wasn’t soft or nurturing like you’d expect. Meaning: the only way to change is to take action!

Keep inspiring others, Karma works!!


Mike1115 - March 20, 2008

Awesome video today. Fear of making mistakes is a big one too. For every five ideas you implement, four will flop. Much of the new media marketing techniques are too new to know if they work or not. You can’t be afraid if it’s not perfect either. Make it 80% perfect and then fix it as it goes.

Mike1115’s last blog post..Heroes – Gary Vaynerchuk

Jim Kukral - March 20, 2008

Thanks Annie. Glad you enjoyed the video.

Mike, thanks. A perfect example is Gary V which you just posted about. You think he was scared to look stupid with the Santa Gary Vee thing? Nope, he did it. Success.

Lisa Marie Mary - March 20, 2008

I was looking forward to this video, since you mentioned it yesterday. I guess you tweeted it… It was a good one, too – you gave us a good, tough-love talking to!

(You don’t seem quite your dynamic self, though. Tired? Coming down with something?)

Lisa Marie Mary’s last blog post..Silly me! I forgot the bonus!

Jim Kukral - March 20, 2008

I should have eaten an energy bar before this video I guess.

Doc Jakson - March 20, 2008

Excellent advice Jim..Now I’ve got to do it!

all the best,

Hai Nguyen - March 20, 2008

good stuff bro. I came across you like two days ago and now im hooked like crack lol. keep doing what you do boss.

Aaron at - March 20, 2008

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Jim Kukral - March 20, 2008

Thank Doc, go do it!

Hai, thanks for visiting and I’m glad you like the videos.

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Kurt - March 22, 2008

Yes, thait is a great video, everybody should know that because of fear we can be stopped. So no fear!

Jim Kukral - March 22, 2008

Thanks for stopping by Kurt. No fear!

Joshua Gooden - March 22, 2008

Great message, Jim.

Jim Kukral - March 22, 2008

Ladies and gentleman. Meet Joshua Gooden, the person who told me what a blog was in July 2001. It’s all your fault Josh.

Gery - March 26, 2008

Great Video and Message! I think no fear is a good message!
I like this blog, go on :)

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Sonja - March 27, 2008

Yes, wright, everybody must realize how it is important not to be scared.

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Tom - March 27, 2008

great video with an awesome message. i like it. nobody is perfect and its human nature to fail. never give up and just try again. it works.

JT - March 29, 2008

I loved this video, I try to get my readers to figure out their own marketing ideas, and use different ideas. I’ll definitely keep coming back here. Nice find!

Simonne - April 11, 2008

It is so funny. I stopped reading your blog the day you started making videos, because I just hated to watch videos. I never thought that people actually enjoy this kind of communication. This evening I was attracted by one of your headlines, I saw the video and it’s about one hour now since I stopped working because I’m watching your videos.

Regarding fear, you are right, this is the enemy we have to face with every decision that we make. I had my biggest successes with things I really didn’t care about, so I was not afraid to fail. When I was too careful, I failed most of the times.

Simonne’s last blog post..Shit Doesn’t Happen. Shit Is The Rule.

Jim Kukral - April 11, 2008

Simonne, I’m very glad to hear you’re watching now :)

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