What's the challenge?
To ask as many people as possible to send me their videos answering the following questions:
1. What's your name?
2. Where are you from?
3. What significant fear have you faced?
4. How did you feel afterwards?
What are you afraid of?
I'm afraid of being ignored or rejected. I'm afraid of not having inspired people enough for them to share their stories.
How was the experience?
As a way to put to the test the inspirational reach of my project, I decided to ask people to send me a short video of themselves. I was extremely afraid of facing a reality that would not meet my expectations. Right after I posted the request, I started to get videos from people all over the world who felt proud about the fears that they've faced. What surprised me the most was the amount of different countries from where people sent their videos from; from Poland to Mexico, and from Canada to Panama. In an effort to make this video even more inspirational and reach a broader audience, I decided to reach out to influential people I admire and ask them to send me their answers. Here's when I really faced my fear. It's not like I was rejected, I was pretty much ignored (and sometimes rejected too). Facing this reality check was a bit frustrating. Luckily, some really cool influential people like Chris Guillebeau, Jason Silva and Debbie Millman responded right away, demonstrating their interest in my fearless initiative! I'm extremely happy with the results and grateful to all of you that faced your fear of recording yourself and sharing your stories with the world. Stay tuned for fear 99 where this video will be displayed!