Recovering From Epic Failure

The first rule of failure is to keep trying, it's only a failure if you give up. So keep trying! Don’t just embrace your failures; make them work for you. Failures happen whether we embrace our mistakes or not, so instead of admitting defeat learn from your mistakes. Failing, particularly early in your career, can help you make more informed decisions about the next step and sending you down the anything but straight path to success.

Name a successful entrepreneur that hasn't failed several times. J.K Rowling called herself "the biggest failure she knew", Michael Jordan didn't make it on his high school team because he wasn't tall enough and Sir Richard Branson was told he would either end up in jail or as a millionaire. He failed more times than he succeeded but that has never stopped him. The key lesson here for entrepreneurs, or anyone facing challenges in their life, is to be resilient, persistent, and constantly looking to learn from mistakes. These are the traits that have made many successful as entrepreneurs, presidents, and sports stars throughout the world.

Last night was a rather humbling evening for me. After 6 weeks of hard work, sleepless nights, calling in favors, networking and taking out loans my event did not turn out as well as I expected. Life is what you make of it and no one but you can change your mindset so I am choosing to look at this as a valuable lesson. To err is to be human right? I've learned very quickly that as a entrepreneur to expect the worst and hope for the best. So do I give up? Or do I evolve?

The key lesson here for entrepreneurs, or anyone facing challenges in their life, is to be resilient, persistent, and constantly looking to learn from mistakes. These are the traits that have made Sir Richard Branson and the other examples highlighted here successful as entrepreneurs, presidents, and sports stars throughout the world.

If you're near Mountain View this weekend stop by TechCode and consider joining a team. Free of charge of course. Our Judges Sunday night include Ken the Mayor of Mountain View, Dawn Maher the Chief Evangelist of Mountain View's Chamber of Commerce, Shawn Flynn the Business Development Manager for TechCode, Aaron Miller of agent.ai and Ashely Clark an Engineer finishing up her PhD.

Rejections and failures are sources of information. How else will you know what’s possible and what isn’t
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