Embracing Business and Personal Fails
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?
Maybe I need to simplify this a little more. Here are some examples of “easy” fails:
- 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.
- Take a chance and publish that article that is a little different from what you usually write.
- 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?
- Say hello to that interesting single man that you see at church every week.
- Start up a conversation in the check-out line. You see people do this all the time. Could be fun.
- Ask for a potential friend’s number or if you can meet up to talk about life and things.
- 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.