Overcoming Fear With Adam Kirk Smith

business, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, fear, small business, startup

Become The Bravest You

Fear is almost inherent in building a new business, and the odds seem stacked against us. Our world of constant comparison and warnings to “play it safe” leaves little room for envisioning success. Unfortunately, this is where most dreams end. Right at the beginning.

Adam Kirk Smith is all too familiar with this idea. He’s a small business owner, coach, consultant, and author of  The Bravest You: Five Steps to Fight Your Biggest Fears, Find Your Passion, and Unlock Your Extraordinary Life. But most important of all, Adam is genuinely happy with the work he does.

On this week’s The StartupCamp Podcast episode, Adam shares how he found success through perseverance and pursuit of his passions, what it means to have your own version of success.


In this deeply honest episode, Adam tells personal stories of motivation, intent, and selflessness. He takes us through the hard lessons he learned while struggling to gain more than 10 monthly readers, and how doubling down on his true passions turned his blogging hobby into a business with over 70,000 followers. As Seth Godin puts in, Smith turns on a light and helps us see exactly what’s been holding us back.”

In this podcast episode, you’ll also learn:

  • How Adam grew his following from 10’s — to 10’s of thousands.
  • Leadership qualities that will help you stay inspired.
  • What stands in the way of finding your own, true version of success.
  • The benefits of pursuing multiple passions at the same time.

Whether you’re looking to launch a new business, develop a new product, or simply start a new hobby, Adam’s wisdom and advice will help you tackle your fears, follow your passion, and become The Bravest You.


Chris Graebe


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