Normalizing Failure as a Business Owner
We all make mistakes, and talking about them (which is rare in our society) makes them take less hold over our lives. In order to grow, you have to fail and make mistakes and there’s no reason we should hide those things!
I believe in failing hard and failing fast – when I fail, I want to fail while striving for something big and awesome. My business and I have had a lot of failures recently and it’s because we’re stretching and striving for growth and, as much as the failures suck, we’re able to pick ourselves back up and keep going. No, I’m not superwoman – I just decided I’m not going to be so hard on myself and instead I’m going just pivot and move forward. The decision to pivot doesn’t happen overnight, you need to process the hurt for a minute and decide how to move forward.
Here are the steps I follow to help me find how and where to pivot after a failure:
-Take care of your body
-Have people around you who you trust
-Realize we all have to fail
-Know & analyze your finances
-It’s OK to just take the day
Listen in, give yourself some grace, and try these tips out to overcome your next failure because guess what? It’ll come whether you like it or not!