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3 Lessons Learned from Failure

I suck.  I’ll be honest.  There are a lot things that I do that just plain don’t work out.   I’m a failure, but you know what. That’s OK.

There are so many things that you can learn from failing.  Here are a few things that I picked up.

1. Just because something failed, don’t just get rid of it.
This is more related to a product or something similar.  Have you ever seen Shark Tank?  There’s been a few products on there that someone has picked up and just decided to market differently.

Look at Dollar Shave Club.  They sell razors.  You can get razors anywhere! The way they market it to you though is so damn appealing that I signed up for it a few months ago! HA!!

So just because something fails, doesn’t means it’s a total crap out.  Try to re-package or re-market it, it could end up being amazing!

2. Failing let’s you analyze a bit more.
Why did you fail? Sometimes we get so caught up in what we think will work and what makes sense to us, that we forget exactly who we’re doing it for.  In the world of business “I” don’t matter, it’s “You” that has to be happy.

This was a hard lesson to learn because even when you learn it, it starts to creep up on you.  Just make sure that when you’re writing something or selling something or doing anything for your business, that you consider your audience.

Will they like it? Is there value? How will they take it?

3. Growing some thick skin
For some reason we live in this world of fluffy kittens and rainbows.  No one is perfect and we all make mistakes.  The key here is to take that criticism and utilize it.

Listen to what people are saying when they tell you they don’t like something.This can come from a problem client, innocent feed back, anywhere really.

The key is to take what they say, and apply it.  There’s no way you’ll be able to please everyone, but just listening can enlighten you to something you may have not even thought of.

Everyone fails and no one is perfect.  The goal for 2015 is to learn from those failures and improve on them. Push yourself and know that you can meet whatever goal you set.

Remember that failure only furthers success, you just have to learn your lessons and keep moving forward.

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