The Joy of Failure

the joy of failure

One thing you learn quickly as an entrepreneur is that everything you do is trial, and error.

Failure is a normal part of the process!

Failure is one of the most dreaded words in the English language. The very idea of failing is enough to stop many people in their tracks. As someone who has almost 20 years experience building and launching workshops, training programs, conferences and creating resources, I know first hand that launching something new has its up and downs.

Redefining Failure

Failure is a natural part of the entrepreneur life that can impact us positively or negatively depending on how we define it.

I recently launched the first Dive Deep Retreat: Expanding Your Personal Leadership and 10 weeks later decided to cancel it. When I first began the planning process, I set specific metrics and when my efforts didn’t meet those goals by a certain date, I made the decision to not move forward with it… at this time.  

Of course, it’s disappointing to cancel something you put your heart and soul into, however this has given me the chance to regroup, pause and reflect; ultimately practicing what I preach – to dive deep and learn from it!

The Experience of Failing is Truly Invaluable

  1. Failure is coupled with firsthand knowledge. I learned that lot of professional development funds are depleted this time of year.

  2. Failing helps build resiliency. Trial and error are a natural part of entrepreneurship.

  3. Taking risks helps us grow, improve and focus.

Through the prep work, marketing, having the courage to put myself out there and then taking more time to review my research, I realized I have the foundation for two new workshops and then I created a third! YOU GO GIRL! Here they are!!!

Three New Ripple Effect Leadership Workshops Now Available!!!

  1. Leadership is Colourful

  2. Leading with Your Best Self

  3. Aligning Personal Values & Company Culture

Learn more about these workshops for your next team building retreat or event here. 

Like Winston Churchill said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” I’m a big believer that changing our perspective is often the key to finding success in seeming failure and a big thanks to all the #RippleMakers who helped me along the way.

Thank you for your inspiration.
Thank you for your on-going support.
Thank you for the straight talk!


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