On Failure

On Failure

Or How I Grew And Improved A Lot In The Last Six Months

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison

Almost six months ago I wrote to you saying that I’d gotten hired in this post.

I spent most of the last six months working 9 – 14 hours a day.  Six days a week to learn as fast as possible, to help grow the company in any way possible.

I loved everything about the business.  The amount I learned and improved.  South Florida.  And most important the friends I made.

But I failed… Kind of…

The company and I parted ways amicably.  And I’m now back in South Dakota – at least for the time being.

My Biggest Fear Growing Up

When I was younger this would have crushed me.

I remember in high school a teacher asking me what my biggest fear was.  And without hesitation I answered “FAILURE.”

But this has not crushed me.

Because of the friends I made at the company telling me that I did a great job while I was there. Because I knew I did a great job.  And due to a change in my mindset in the last few years geared towards improving every day instead of worrying about results that I can’t control.  This has not crushed me.

Even though it didn’t work out with them I learned a ton.  Proved to myself that I know what I’m doing.  Learned that I should trust myself more.  And that I have the skills, work ethic, and determination to become wildly successful.

So I don’t consider this a failure.  This was a great learning experience.

What’s Next?

If you’ve been on the blog in the last couple weeks you’ve seen some changes.  And you will continue to see changes while I update the blog to include some of the things I learned in the last six months.

I will get into what this means over the coming days for this blog and myself.  But I have major plans for this blog and my family.

I’m so glad to be back sharing with you.  And learning from you.

I am ready to kick some ass.  Do great things.  And help anyone I can learn.