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But what if I fail?

The only way to fail is to Quit!The fear of failure is one of the most common fears that I encounter in my work with women. What if things don’t turn out the way I imagined? What then?

The truth is, despite being in business for a while, I too ask that same question, “but what I fail”. I have learned over the years to follow that up with “So what”.

Hear me out…

Simply put… fear is a liar! You can’t trust it.

When I first took the leap by launching my business, I had a lot of fear, doubt, concerns, and questions. Will this work? Do I have what it takes? What if we end up HOMELESS?! OMG… the list went on and on and on.

Until, I started taking action by getting real with myself and by hiring a coach to show me how to get from where I was to where I desired to be.

First, I began by asking myself, two questions, “What am I REALLY afraid of” and “Will I die?”

You may think I’m being a little over the top when asking about death, but the truth of the matter is this, if I went for it and things didn’t work out would it kill me? And the answer is NO.

The other question, “what am I really afraid of”, helps me get to the root of what is REALLY going on inside my head. And can I just tell you this? The majority of the time when I take the time to investigate what I’m worried about, it’s the opinions of other people.

“What will people think? What will people say if I screw this up? Will someone think I’m a bad person if I change my mind?”

You get the picture.

And here’s the thing… I go through this process every single time I decide to take bold action. Sometimes it’s quick… sometimes it’s painfully SLOW.

Idea: Host an intimate leadership retreat at the beach…  But what if I fail?

Idea: Write a book… But what if I fail?

Idea: Say yes to speaking at conference with hundreds of attendees… But what if I fail?  

Idea: Invite you to join me at Take the Leap™ 2016BUT WHAT IF I FAIL?

Can you relate?

Facing fear is part of the process. If you wait for the fear to go away, you will NEVER get to where you desire to go.

How do I know?

I took action on every single idea above and guess what… I did not fail!

There’s also an entire list of ideas where I did “fail”. Things did not turn out the way I wanted them to and guess what… I did not die! I am still here.

Second, I hired someone to show me the way. Someone who had been there, done that and had a few t-shirts to show for it. Essentially, I took the next leap by investing in myself and my BIG dream.

This is why I created the Take the Leap™ Event, because I know all too well how powerful and gripping that one single question can be… what if I fail?

I have a few new questions for you… what if you don’t fail? What if things work out?

Will you accept my personal invitation to join me at the Take the Leap™ Event in Dallas, Texas on October 14-15th?

Now is your time to take the leap and I will show you how.

Reserve your seat to the Take the Leap™ Event today! >> Early bird registration expires Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

Will I see you there?


Dr. Nadia Brown is the founder of Doyenne Leadership Institute and the creator of the Take the Leap™ Event. She helps women go from employee to entrepreneur without breaking the bank. For more information, visit 

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