I REALLY don't want to share this story…
But I think it's important that we normalize failures in business.
So, here I go…
In October of 2022, the Social Curator team and I hosted a week-long social media challenge…and we shut it down within the first 48-72 hours.
We knew very quickly it wasn’t going to work. We’ve hosted very successful challenges in the past, but this time we did things differently (without testing it…*sigh*). And as a result, we confused our challenge participants.
I was embarrassed, hurt, and extremely upset at myself for not testing it beforehand. (I’m feeling this way now just thinking about it!)
It was an expensive lesson to learn… But dang it, I’m so much stronger, smarter, and better for it.
But I must say, I’m only better for it because I reflected, took responsibility, and applied the lessons.
It’s important to me that you’re able to grow from the failures you experience in business too. In this episode, I’m sharing with you how to recognize four types of business failures AND my four-part framework for turning those failures into lessons.
[00:01:15] The profound words my mom would say to me as a kid during my “failures”.
[00:05:23] How I’ve taught myself to reframe (even my most gut-punching and soul-sucking) failures into lessons.
[00:09:02] How to use failures to help push you to think outside the box and come up with new solutions.
[00:10:11] How to improve self-awareness to understand yourself better and build stronger relationships in business.
[00:12:53] How failures can help you grow by understanding your strengths and weaknesses.
[00:19:50] The four types of failures in business and the lessons to extract from each one.
[00:37:50] Why you need to take responsibility for your failures (and not shame or blame others).
[00:38:51] The process of dissecting failures to understand the underlying factors and patterns that contributed to them.
[00:39:43] How to put the lessons learned into action, adjust strategies, and measure progress.