ekatCan you find the courage within you to dare to fail? True success comes from passion, purpose, a positive attitude, and the tenacity to keep going despite repeated failures. In this, our second in the Bold Talks series, Branderati CMO and co-founder Ekaterina Walter challenges us to aggressively re-frame failure, making it into fuel for success, instead of allowing our fear of failure to stop us in our tracks.

Fear of Failure Is Holding You Back

Ekaterina Walter made a big name for herself leading social media for Intel before leaving in 2013 to co-found Branderati, where she is now CMO. She is the bestselling author of Think Like Zuck, a globally-recognized business and marketing thought leader, a sought-after international speaker, and a regular contributor to leading-edge print and online publications including Fast Company, Huffington Post, Mashable, and Forbes.

In this video, Ekaterina challenges us to shed the doubt and fear that kills far more dreams than failure ever could.


Sketch Notes:

Ekaterina Walter Bold Talk Graphic Recording

  Graphic recording by Kingman Ink.

Ekaterina Walter is Co-Founder & CMO, Branderati. You can follow her on Twitter at @Ekaterina.

INBOUND 2013, attended by over 5,500 inbound marketers, entrepreneurs, and executives, included an INBOUND: Bold Talks experimental storytelling stage. We will publish each talk right here in the Opinion section until all 36 are online.

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Originally published Oct 22, 2013 12:00:00 PM, updated January 18 2023