I challenge you to share your failure story! Over the past year, I have traveled to London, Jamaica and across the US telling people about my failure story and challenging others to tell me about theirs. Why? Because I believe that darkness motivates us just as much and if not more then light.
In our community it is almost taboo to talk about failure especially in business. Many business owners give up because they think they are so alone when they fail. Mostly due to the fact that the true stories of what it takes to grow a business are often never shared in the media. Everyone and everything is painted as an overnight success, or self made man or dare I say it “Luck”
What about the day your cash cow client leaves and you can’t make payroll, or the day your personal bank account hits negative $2000 and you have to face the fact that following your dreams with kill you financially. How did the Oprah’s, Richard Branson, Sarah Blakely’s and the Bob Johnsons of the world really overcome those dark days? Where is that article on Inc.com? Here is a video where I talk about one of my dark days. We all need to have a very candid talk about our past failure stories in order to empower other fellow entrepreneurs that failure is a part of the process and if you trust the process you can and will bounce back.