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Today’s topic is celebrating failures.

So what am I talking about? Celebrating failures? I mean, you fail, you fail. Right?

Totally wrong.

It’s a difference in mindset. Now the difference between an entrepreneur and a wantrepreneur or a successful person versus someone who just wishes someday to be successful is the ability to fail, fail often, and fail forward.

So, one of the tips that I’ve gotten over the years from very successful people was the ability, not only, to try but the ability to fail and then celebrate those failures. You see, when we fail, we only fail if we don’t learn the lesson. And I know you’ve heard this before. But, the key is actually making it a practice to look back at your failures and celebrate them.

Now how can you do this?

One simple way is right now take out your journal and write down your last failure. If you can’t think of your last failure then that is a problem in itself. You should be failing often – this is life, it should be played full out. And if you’re playing full out you’re gonna make mistakes. And that’s okay. So what I want you to do is write out your last failure. If you’re like me, it’s an easy thing you can write out a bunch you did even this week. Then what I want you to write out are ways you can celebrate that failure. What could you do?

Here is an example that I have. My first Facebook Live was a tremendous failure. I was trying something new, it was horrible! The lighting was bad, my message was off, I couldn’t see my notes, I was ad-libbing, I was trying to read comments at the same time I was looking at three different screens. It was a complete failure by anybody’s standards. At the same, I am so thankful. I celebrate the fact that 1 – I took the initiative to learn Facebook Live. I just went for it! I didn’t have any tutorials, or studies, or maps to do it or someone standing over my shoulder telling me what to do.

Since then, I’ve figured out a system that works for me. Since then I’ve figured how to do lighting better, right on the fly! How to setup my camera, how to get multiple feeds going through a program called Wirecast so I can do Facebook lives. This way I can impact more people. This failure set me off and actually helped me to design a course on how to do Facebook live because I realize there are so many people who want to do Facebook live because they have a message they need to share and just don’t know how to just like I was. I took this failure into a complete success and I’m celebrating the fact that I’ve failed. This fail allowed me to go another step further.

So I ask you – when was your last failure?

What was that failure and how can you absolutely celebrate it?

I’d love to hear your comments in our Facebook Group and of course for these show notes as well as additional tips, tricks and stories got to authorofyourownstory.com today.

I’ll see you tomorrow!

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