Failure is inevitable! You’re going to fail! And the great thing is, it’s absostinkinlutely ok!
In LifePlan, StratPlan, and coaching, the fear of failure is one of the biggest issues I face with so many clients. Whether it’s a team member or a leader, a large portion of our population is afraid of failing.
It’s not good enough for me to say it’s ok to fail, because those who are afraid have been taught that it’s NOT ok. They’ve been taught by parents, teachers or leaders that failure is unacceptable and in many situations, punishable.
In StrengthsFinder 2.0, author Tom Rath talks about how most parents, when seeing their child’s report card of all A’s and one D, would totally focus on the D. Why? Because we aren’t failures here in the United States. Even if it’s not the child’s strong suit.
In other words, if their child was an incredibly talented artist but was struggling in english, instead of pushing toward their talent, they would focus more on the weakness.
That is beyond ridiculous! Failure is one of the greatest teachers. Without it, we have to trust that we know everything to be successful in every situation. The truth is, we don’t!
“But Chris, artists struggle! Where would my child get a job as an artist to support their family?” Uhhhhh…as one of the incredibly well paid graphic artists that so many businesses are in need of?!
When I see leaders who carry the same broken belief system of no failure, I usually find it’s because they have been held to the same impossible standard by someone in their past as well.
Here are some thoughts from some highly successful folks, who’ve had a great number of failures:
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. ~ Theodore Roosevelt
Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. ~ C. S. Lewis
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. ~ Michael Jordan
Ok, I had to throw that last one in there. The sooner you embrace the reality that you will not leave this life without many failures, the sooner you can embrace the lessons that go with the failures.
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After attending this event, you will:
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Rabbi Daniel Lapin, “America’s Rabbi,” head of the American Alliance of Jews and Christians, and author of Business Secrets of the Bible, will share wisdom on ancient Jewish beliefs and practices on business and making money. Lapin is known for his ability to extract life principles from the Bible and communicate them in a practical and entertaining way.
This event is for you if you:
– Want to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and want to make better decisions to become the right leader for your team
– Aren’t happy about your company culture and frustrated with why team members aren’t more productive and don’t seem to care as much as they should about their jobs or the success of the business
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I’m going to unpack more than 25 years of leadership and business experience growing and running multi-million dollar businesses from scratch. These are the same strategies and processes I’ve taught to THOUSANDS of entrepreneurs and leaders over the years and to my high-end mastermind clients today.
The Next-Level Leadership Live Event won’t be another live event where you’re given a blank notebook and a pen and the host wings it for 3 days.
I’ve broken down the core methods and strategies I’ve used for over two decades to build unified, loyal, and highly productive teams.
I want to share the wisdom God has blessed me with with as many people as possible because this stuff really works!
If you want to take your leadership to the next level, then I invite you to join me at our upcoming Next-Level Leadership Live Event May 2-4, 2016 in Nashville, Tenn.
Here’s the link if you’re ready to reserve your space: http://chrislocurto.com/next-level-leadership-event/
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We want to reward you for that!
So go reserve your seat now, and once you’ve moved forward with that decision behind you, you can check out your bonuses, and start planning your trip in May!
If you have any questions, feel free to reply to this email or email my team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks, and I can’t wait to see you in May!
And by the way, here’s what other entrepreneurs and leaders said about this event.
“Attending Chris’ team events has allowed our organization to exceed every goal we have had” – Bill Fischer, President, Fantom Materials Inc., and Vilimia, Inc
“I always walk away with meaningful knowledge I can apply right away” – Brent Van Haren, COO, SecurAlarm Systems
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– Stephen Scoggins, CEO, Custom Home Exteriors, and Founder, Journey Principles
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