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039: Why You Need to OWN Your Faults

It’s a new year, and Do Well & Do Good is here to help start you off on the right foot! Whether you’re a new listener or a long-time fan, you’ll find important tips and strategies in this episode that will help you throughout 2019. We’re beginning with a heavier subject: your faults, your anxieties, and how they can impact your work and self-image. Everybody’s struggled with one limitation or another—maybe we procrastinate, maybe we aren’t as technically proficient as our peers, etc. But while you might be tempted to draw attention away from these flaws and focus entirely on your strengths, you’ll be surprised to hear that taking an opposite tack can work very much to your advantage.

So for this first minisode of 2019, Dorothy explains why honestly addressing our fears and faults can actually give us an advantage when dealing with stressful situations.


Show Notes:

  • Dorothy’s thanks and well wishes to her listeners going into the new year.
  • Why you shouldn’t try to hide your faults, according to Nicholas Bayerle (see episode 36).
  • The fear Dorothy struggled with while launching Do Well & Do Good and how she grappled with it (check out episode 29).
  • Gary Vaynerchuk’s method for dealing with any fears he may have well in advance.
  • The neat trick for handling fear Dorothy picked up from the Eminem movie 8 Mile.


If you would like Dorothy to hold you accountable for your 2019 resolutions, she invites you to DM her on Instagram @dorothyillson!

About the author, Dorothy

Dorothy Illson is the founder of Needle's Eye Media, a full-service Facebook advertising agency. She's also the host of Do Well & Do Good, a podcast dedicated to telling the stories of people who have created financial success and leveraged it to increase their positive impact on the world.

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