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Why We Should Teach Kids About Failure

Failure is a gateway to curious and creative thinking that will lead to the most determined entrepreneurs

When Sara Blakely was growing up in the 70s and 80s, every night at dinner, her father would ask her, "What have you failed at today?"This nightly ritual was invaluable in teaching Blakely to view failure as a tool for discovery -- a ...

by Cristal Glangchai  | December 29, 2018 06:00:00
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My Big Failures Cost Me My Reputation and My Business. Here's What I Learned -- and How I've Bounced Back

Any entrepreneur should avoid these five critical mistakes

Imagine trying to succeed as an entrepreneur after experiencing a big failure. Your entire industry just crashed. Your highly anticipated product launch was a total flop. Your biggest client or affiliate ditched you. Your funding fell through and you can't make payroll. ...

by Dhar Mann  | November 28, 2018 06:00:00
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Slumps Are Part of the Game. Winning Requires Knowing How to Get Back on Track

Problems and mistakes are always discouraging but success is all about learning and moving on smarter

Slump defined: A period of decline or deterioration. A period during which a person performs slowly, inefficiently, or ineffectively, especially a period during which an athlete or team fails to score as well as usual. It happens to all of us. We lose our “mojo”. Things just don’t seem to ...

by Grant Cardone  | October 08, 2018 06:00:00
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5 Steps for Bouncing Back After You Fail

Asking for help is OK

Entrepreneurship is an ongoing series of ups and downs. Whether you’re a newbie banking on each and every sale and loss or a veteran dealing in big numbers and packages -- this journey is anything but stable and easy.Of course, we love ...

by Jolie Dawn  | September 27, 2018 02:00:00
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Why Failure Is Your Best Friend in Business

Success comes to those who fall first

I want to let you in on a little secret. You've been conditioned to avoid failure by your family, your friends and society. Rather than embrace the chance to learn from your mistakes, you've been taught to "stay inside your comfort zone" and ...

by Bedros Keuilian  | August 05, 2018 02:00:00
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(Infographic) How 10 Billionaires Faced Failure

Success doesn't come easy

When you’re starting a business, you can expect mistakes and sometimes even failuresto come along with it. For most successful people, failure is always a part of their journey. It’s learning how to handle and grow from these experiences that make us stronger and ...

by Rose Leadem  | April 18, 2018 06:00:00
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What 5 of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs Would Do If They Lost Everything

Do you ever think about starting from scratch?

We often think about our goals and aspirations. But what would you do if, after you achieved all the success you hope for, you lost it all and had to start from scratch?It’s a question that can be a little scary to ...

by Nina Zipkin  | April 17, 2018 02:00:00
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Can You Tell if Your Business Will Succeed in Just 3-6 Months?

Here are a few important factors

It's common to daydream about becoming a work-from-anywhere businesswoman with a flexible schedule, but to take the leap from corporate employee to entrepreneur can be a nerve-wracking idea—especially if you've gotten used to having a stable job with steady income. But don't ...

by Ysabel Y. Yuzon for  | April 04, 2018 12:00:00
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You Can't 'Fail Better' If You Don't Reflect on What You Learned

Failing better means trying and trying again, but with a difference

Excerpted from HOW WE WORK. Copyright © 2018 by Leah Weiss. Reprinted with permission from Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers."Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." -- Worstward Ho, Samuel BeckettAt some point in recent history, this bleak ...

by Leah Weiss  | March 15, 2018 02:00:00
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How to Create Your Own Second Chance After a Public Failure

What would it be like if you were only known for the worst thing you've ever done?

As every entrepreneur knows, our chosen paths are fraught with risk. We often hear that all entrepreneurs will fail at some point, that it's important to "fail fast," and that failure can bring growth. But who among us actually wants to fail?And what happens when we do?Here's ...

by Cat Hoke  | March 08, 2018 06:00:00
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How to Bounce Back After a Business Venture Fails

An unsuccessful business endeavor is nothing new to a majority of entrepreneurs

Even many of the most successful entrepreneurs have had the experience of a business venture going wrong. The intricacies of business can cause a venture to falter, even if you're not directly responsible for the downfall. Unfortunately, the many moving cogs of ...

by Sarah Landrum  | March 07, 2018 02:00:00
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A New Study Reveals the 20 Factors That Predict Startup Failure: Do Any Apply to You?

Seventeen percent of startups studied cited the lack of a business model

You already know that the majority of startups eventually fail. The pervading myth is that between 80 and 90 percent of startups fail within the first few years -- and, in reality, it's not quite that bad.In fact, the real stats vary, ...

by Jayson Demers  | February 08, 2018 12:00:00
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Failure Is a Very Real Option Unless Your Leadership Skills Can Prevent It

Communicating a winning vision to employees whom you support in pursuit of your goals is the way forward

Gene Kranz famously said, "Failure is not an option." When it comes to businesses and strategies, and the people who are attached to them, failure is one of the many routes which could be taken while you prepare to stoke your plans for ...

by Jennifer Spencer  | February 07, 2018 08:00:00