Embracing Business and Personal Fails

We may as well make peace with what will happen anyway


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I’m having a difficult time failing in my business ventures even after I made a commitment to fail five times a month.


It’s hard to think of things to try. And what if everything you try works out? Then what? Also, if I’m busy trying new things am I keeping up with all the things I’ve already started?

Easy Fails?

Maybe I need to simplify this a little more. Here are some examples of “easy” fails:

  1. Go live on Facebook or Instagram and see what happens. If no one shows up is it a fail? You still tried and learned something from the experience.
  2. Take a chance and publish that article that is a little different from what you usually write.
  3. Reach out to someone you think would be a good mentor for you. They could say “no” but they could also say “yes”.

How About Some Personal Fails?

  1. Say hello to that interesting single man that you see at church every week.
  2. Start up a conversation in the check-out line. You see people do this all the time. Could be fun.
  3. Ask for a potential friend’s number or if you can meet up to talk about life and things.
  4. Embrace the awkwardness of being an adult and how much harder it is to make new friends compared to when you were a kid. Hey, everyone feels this way and lots of people still want friends.

And Here’s My Most Recent Fail

I signed up for a trauma recovery coach course (not an affiliate link) while my savings account was locked and I had no way of paying for the course. What!?!?!

Everything worked out and I found out how to pay for it and keep my savings in the bank. Well, I’ll be paying for it for the rest of the year unless I want to pay off my introductory zero-interest credit card early. I do not suggest you do anything like this ever.

Well, here’s to another week of doing the work and embracing failure along the way.


❤ Julia



Julia Freeman, Trauma Recovery Coach

I believe survivors of narcissistic abuse and domestic violence deserve to live in freedom and peace.