Joe Jonas opens up about his fear of failing: Listen now

'I’m doing it for me, and I lost touch with that'
Joe Jonas
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On a brand new episode of On Purpose with Jay Shetty, Joe Jonas joined Jay to discuss everything from meditation and how its helped him appreciate self love even more. His struggles as a solo artist, and fear of failing that lead him to seek out therapy and eventual realization of the courage it takes to leave your comfort zone, plus more.

LISTEN NOW: Joe Jonas ON: The Fear of Failing & How to Find Courage to Leave Your Comfort Zone

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Joe rose to fame, alongside his brothers Kevin and Nick, as a member of the pop rock group Jonas Brothers. The band became one of Disney's prominent figures and even took the lead roles in the widely successful musical television film Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.  Joe is proud of his humble beginnings and how this affects our perspectives, becoming a husband and a father, and the value of staying connected to the people that you truly care for.

When discussing the time he ventured out on his own, and putting out his first solo album at 21 years old, Joe delved into what he went through when the album didn’t do as well as he’d hoped. Explaining that the public and critic reactions effected so immensely, he believed himself to be physically ill. After visiting his doctor week after week, with no actual explanation to his ailments, one doctor suggested, therapy might be the next step to get to the bottom of what was effecting Joe.

Eventually coming to the realization that despite having loyal fans who support “the brothers,” in time Joe understood that stepping out of his comfort zone to try something on his own didn’t necessarily mean the masses would follow.

“It took a long time to come to that realization… those trend words flash in your brain. Like I saw a headline like ‘Failure,’ and I took that word and that was my identity with that album.”

"I wouldn’t even listen to the album… and years later I started listening to them again, and obviously going through the work and realizing… that journey, that leap of faith to actually do something else… it doesn’t matter how many people listen to it, if everybody loved it, hated it. I’m doing it for me, and I lost touch with that.”

Listen to Joe’s entire conversation with Jay in the episode above.

On Purpose with Jay Shetty has one purpose… Make wisdom go viral. Join the host for two fascinating conversations each week with some of the most insightful people in the world. Listen to more episodes of the podcast right here on Audacy.

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