My wife and I have been reading The Gift of Failure, a book that looks at how important it can be to allow children to experience failure.
I don’t like putting things off until the 11th hour, but here I sit, on Sunday Night, completing the final copy for the MMM. This was not my intention, however, my first attempt at a MMM proved to be a failure. I received permission from a client to use their experience as a topic for this week, but once they viewed the video they realised that they were not as comfortable as they initially thought, and asked me not to share my final product.
So, failure in business happens, even when we least expect it. And, while no one likes the idea of failing sometimes the experience allows us to expand our pallet and ultimately fail forward.
Ask yourself this week: What’s one thing you would be willing to try in your business if you weren’t afraid to fail?
P.S. I opened up some new time slots in October and I love working with business owners who want to bring more profit, relationships, and impact into their business. If you, or someone you know, is willing to see how 30 minutes could help you clarify the direction of your business, and get out of the chaos, then visit: 30 Minute Chocolate Strategy Sessions Here.
Sue Kearney (@MagnoliasWest) says
Jason, “Failing forward” is one of those simple concepts that saves my ass over and over, because it reminds me that every time I failed I have been in action, in the game, in life, in service. As opposed to sitting around eating chocolate and bemoaning that things are not different or haven’t worked. Or both.
Jason Stein says
Sue, Thanks for the comment and sharing what is true. Failure is the only way forward. I wonder how much potential could be tapped if all small business owners stopped wishing things were different and took that energy to fail forward some more. Now if I can just fail with a bit of chocolate in hand 🙂