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Three Things — Put Failure to Work

Three Things, a post series, inspired by my love for bite-sized, tiny but mighty pieces of information.

One. This —

Middle of the night anxiety got you up, or do you struggle to fall asleep? I’m pretty decent at it, but do occasionally have the 3 am wake up call. If you need some assistance getting some zzzzzz’s, this podcast is your jam. Don’t worry about hurt feelings, it’s designed for it. Self described as, “…a bedtime story that lets you forget your problems and progressively gets more boring until you fall to sleep. ”

Take for example, episode 20 described as “A fearlessly dull look at the Fall and Winter Fearless Flyers from Trader Joe’s.” LOL perfect.


Two. Put failure to work for you. —

When clients say to me, “I have the fear I”m going to fail.” My thought is Yay! Well, kind of, I temper it back a little bit.

But here’s my thought:

1. Welcome to the club because literally everyone you know is already in it.

2. That’s when the juice of learning shows up. IF you let your failure do its job.

I was reading an article by Amber Rae today, and I love the frame she puts around failure. She says:

‘Instead of relating to failure as a reflection of our self-worth, we can reframe it as, “This didn’t work, I learned ______, and now my next move is ______.”

And if we think of it in this way, then, really, we didn’t really fail did we?

We just got a new data point for our next move. Which I call RESEARCH!


Three. You Must. —

You must do the things you think you cannot do.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

So just go ahead and write them down and let’s get a plan in place. It’s April, late April. If not, when?