Six Ways to Overcome the Fear of Failure in Business

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Ask for Help

Next time you make a mistake or feel doubtful about something, ask for help. Sometimes all you need is to bounce a few ideas around with someone you trust. Chances are you know a colleague, friend or mentor who has experienced the exact same situation. Don't be afraid to ask for help or request a second opinion.

We all know that getting ahead in your career requires many things: industry knowledge and expertise, experience, a proven track record, being liked by your colleagues and customers, having a good reputation and more. But one of the most common things holding back many people from reaching the success they deserve is the fear of failure.

Jacqueline Whitmore, an internationally recognized etiquette expert, author of "Poised for Success: Mastering the Four Qualities that Distinguish Outstanding Professionals," and founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach, says the fear of failure is more common than we think, but overcoming it is very possible.

In this slideshow, Whitmore has highlighted six tips to help you on your journey.


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