The #1 Obstacle to Massive Success

It’s sinister, secretive and something none of us can escape.

Worst of all, it’s an obstacle that you carry everywhere you go.

It’s always talking, always chirping, always trying to hold you back.

Ready to hear what it is?

It’s you.

It’s the story you’re telling yourself.

It’s the lies you hear in your head that you act upon as if they’re reality.

And, please know –

I’m writing this as much for me as I am for you! 🙂

I struggle daily with depression and negative self-talk.

Without turning this email into an episode of Oprah or Dr. Phil, I just want to be real with you.

I’m not immune to or above it, either.

So that’s why, when I saw this quote today, I knew I needed to share it with you:

No matter how work (or life) punches you and me in the face today, we get to decide how we react.

We get to decide what action we take in response to what happens to us.

Remember this: Action destroys fear.

I don’t know what state of mind you’re in as you read this, but I want you to know two things:

First, you’re not alone. I’m in the trenches too, and I know countless others who are as well.

Second, you (and you alone) get to decide to meaning and impact you assign to what happens to you in work and life.

Make it a great day!


  • Dennis

    Reply Reply July 27, 2017

    Thank you John,

    Too many demons of confidence have destroyed untallied days and nights.
    Childhood fears hang on like a bad mother-in-law, and are perpetually

    The hardest part was waiting for direction..spiritually or professionally
    to tell me what to do. Please someone give me permission to be myself!

    Where to start. I don’t want to screw it up and fail with an audience.

    Finally it didn’t matter …start anywhere. Just get going. Stop taking
    forever to get ready, ’cause you’ll never be ready and the world won’t
    wait for you.

    Wishing it hadn’t taken this long for me to be more sure of myself.

    Thanks John.

    Dennis Kelly

    • John Nemo

      Reply Reply July 27, 2017

      Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts, Dennis! Appreciate you!

  • Alan Allard

    Reply Reply August 23, 2017


    As a former psychotherapist, now as a coach, I know many entrepreneurs/solo professionals struggle with depression and anxiety. Most keep it all well hidden because they’re embarrassed. Thanks for talking so openly and bringing common human challenges into the discussion.


    • John Nemo

      Reply Reply August 23, 2017

      Thanks so much for sharing that Allan — appreciate you!

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