I Wish for You Colossal Business Failures

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A friend of mine came to me last week and said, “I think I’m finally ready to start my business.”

I cheered and threw a little confetti on her.

Creation is messy.

Whether you’re creating a business, a product, a book, or a sales page, you’re going to get it all wrong many, many times before you get it right. When I started coaching years ago, I gave away hundreds of hours for free. I was building my skill set, discovering the value of my contribution and exploring my primary demographic.

And beginning is what it’s all about.

The first step is the hardest and it’s the one that people avoid the most. It’s so scary to put ourselves out there. There’s always another class to take, or another certification to get, or another way to avoid declaring who we are and what we’re capable of.

So, please fail. Fail big. Fail HUGE.

Risk BIG things. Be daring and bold. Believe that you can make a real difference and dive in. On the grandest scale, failure and missteps leave us so much richer than successes on a small scale. Go for it. Bigger problems and bigger risks are signs that you are living in a bigger way.

Then, feel good about the effort, not the result.

Give yourself credit before the payoff. Pat yourself on the back for going further than most people will. Take the first step for everyone else who doesn’t know how to, and accept the inevitable success or failure with grace, acceptance and forgiveness.

Then, begin again.

If you can do that, you will be unstoppable.



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Business coach, writer, and piano player. Unapologetic. Always hopeful.