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What's Stopping You: Why Smart People Don't Always Reach Their Potential and How You Can, 2nd Edition by Robert Kelsey

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17

THE HIGH-FF ENTREPRENEUR

How’s this for a question at the back end of the book: could someone with a high fear of failure become an entrepreneur – creating and running his or her own business? Or could they perhaps become a freelancer – relying on their own skills and attributes to hunt and execute work for their own account?

Working for yourself is probably the greatest leap you could make in terms of taking responsibility for your own destiny. It is also the ultimate move in depersonalization – taking Me Inc. to its logical conclusion.

We will deal with freelancing below. Meanwhile, we should consider starting a business – not least because many High-FFs avoid entrepreneurship. Undoubtedly, some will have been scared off by all that “start ...

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