Learn how to embrace failure to grow your business
One of the hardest things for us, as business owners, is learning to handle and master failure.
As a business owner you are likely a high achieving personality that likes to get things right. The truth is, you can't control everything, and you certainly can’t control the outcome.
If you’re not failing at anything, the truth is you’re probably not stretching yourself enough.
In today’s conversation I share my own journey with failure and my perspective on why failure is necessary to grow your business.
If you come to terms with the fact that making mistakes is inevitable, that you can alway fix them, that there are always options, and that good things come out of challenging situations - you will always be ok.
I wanted to share this episode with you, as I think we often hear and say that it’s ok to fail, but deep down we’re not ok with it. I hope that by sharing my own experiences and perspectives, it encourages you to handle failure in a more productive and effective way.
When you’re able to handle, embrace and move through failure, your business will be so much better for it.
Boss - being a business owner is hard work sometimes. My ultimate goal with this episode is to support and be of service to you. I hope this episode empowers you to take on those risks and challenges and go after your big goals!
Topics We Covered:
[00:54] In today’s conversation I share with you my own journey with failure and my perspective on why failure is necessary to grow your business.
[1:50]: Our renovation has finally started. We can’t wait to have an outdoor area to enjoy!
[3:25]: I am a Type 3 Enneagram, Capricorn, and high D personality - none are suited to handle failure or mistakes well. However I believe, no matter your personality style, you can fail forward.
[4:48]: This is my second business. I talk about my previous business and work experience that has got me to where I am today.
[6:00]: When I fell pregnant with my first child we were in the middle of setting up a bricks and mortar business.
[7:17]: My first business required so much from me, at the same time as I was figuring out motherhood.
[8:15]: My husband and I decided to sell our first business in order to have a second child. At the time, it felt like a failure.
[9:26]: Failing at something and being a failure are two very different things. It’s ok for the outcome to not be what you expected.
[10:45]: My journey took some twists and turns, but I couldn’t have been here without what I initially perceived as a failure.
[11:33]: My relationship with failure is acceptance. I know without a doubt I am going to fail in the future. But I also know that I always rebound faster each time. This is failing forward.
[12:40]: How can you become better at failing? #1 Accept that failure is inevitable.
[13:31]: #2 When you do fail, you always have options.
[14:20]: My mum used to say “Everything happens for a reason”. Whatever hard situation you find yourself in, something good will come of it.
[15:15]: #3 Reserve judgement
[16:50]: When you’re able to handle, embrace and move through failure - your business will be so much better for it.
[17:23]: Boss, my ultimate goal with this episode is to support you and to serve you.
[18:11]: If you’re keen to learn more about how I can support you to run your business like a Boss check out kristyrobinson.com.au
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About your host, Kristy
Hi, I'm Kristy, thank you for tuning in to the Run Your Business Like a Boss Podcast. My purpose for the podcast is to help Business Owner’s in the growth stage of business (messy middle) have a sustainable business, they love.
I’m an online business coach, based in Brisbane, Australia. I provide 1:1 business coaching, to Service Based Online Business Owner's and a group coaching program commencing in 2022. I believe whole heartedly that having a Business Coach is what gives you the competitive edge. As your coach I support you to overcome challenges quickly, uncover blindspots and make business decisions with confidence and clarity. All of which keeps you moving forward and maintaining momentum.
As your Business Coach, my role is to help you organise and formulate your ideas, turn them into a goal and then into an actionable plan! All while meeting you where you're at and providing you relevant tools and support along the way.
Thank you for tuning in to the Run Your Business Like A Boss podcast!