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Confessions of an Entrepreneur by Chris Robson

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Chapter 16

Don’t spare the rod

HOW TO DEAL WITH FEAR, FAILURE AND REJECTION

Chapter 16 Don’t spare the rod

‘Is it worth it?’ Billie, my therapist, says to me as I sit in an all too familiar armchair in her tiny study.

I know she thinks I am missing the point. I know she wonders why I continue to work so hard at the expense of everything when it doesn’t even seem to make me happy and it isn’t making me money yet.

How do I explain why it’s so important? It just is. I just can’t fail.

The problem is that fear of failure is worse than failure. It gnaws at you day and night. It challenges you to do better. It’s the Catholic cilice or spiked leather belt of Da Vinci Code ...

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