All posts tagged: Failure

Failure is delay, not defeat

Success takes time, and for these and other reasons, many people give up on their dreams at the slightest resistance. Maybe things didn’t go right the first time around or the way you planned. The truth is the beginning stages are always the hardest. When you’re having a tough time in life, it can be hard to see the good in any situation.  You start to believe that nothing can change, and you begin to feel ‘stuck.’ Maybe things didn’t work out the way you expected. Perhaps the right opportunities never came along. Failure leads to multiple learning opportunities that help us become who we are. Feeling ‘stuck’ comes from a place of fear and limits. When you say, “yes,” to your limits, you are saying “no” to your possibilities. Choose to be empowered by failure instead of weakened by it. It is better to endure hardships live a life you desire than to live a forced life. Failure appears to have more of an impact on our lives based on what we believe.  By …

Common mistakes to avoid as an entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is a hot topic lately. Especially amongst millennials desiring a life and career on their own terms. We want a business, great profits, flexibility and a full passport. Sounds like a tall order but I was up to the challenge after facing burnout at the office. Escaping the cubicle became my main focus. So, in 2014 after blogging for a year, while still employed I embarked on an idea that I had shelved. After working with an ICF accredited coach and gaining experience on how to monetize my expertise, my entrepreneurial path began. I created a logo, snagged my domain, posted a beautiful website and earned six figures. …. if only that were true. Sadly I launched to crickets. The products were prelated,my story was clear, and the website worked but I missed the mark on everything else. After 8 months of boot strapping  I decided to take a step back and really pin point where I could improve (I’ll discuss my journey in another post).  For now I want to help you uncover where …