Ok, I just closed the “win a $100 Amazon Gift Card” Contest to come up with the tagline for my new blog: “The Authentic Sales Woman.”I received a ton of entries – a whole bunch of great taglines, thank you!
And after going through all of them, I think I’ve pretty much got my tagline…and I’ll be announcing the contest results when the blog goes live in a few days.
This whole process of starting up a major new project like this reminds me of something that I heard in one of my mastermind meetings recently. This is what it was:
“Give Yourself Permission to Fail”
Often, right when you’re at the point of no return…the point of going “live” with a project…well that is the point when you start to get a tad bit nervous.
All the last minute details start to loom, and it’s almost like anything and everything is conspiring to stop your project.
But if you’re honest with yourself, there’s often a big chunk of “fear of failure” thrown in.
As long as a project is not actually released… it can’t fail, now can it? The dream is still alive. Your project still has the POTENTIAL to be a huge hit, it still has the POTENTIAL to change the world…
My dear friend, lots of people like to hang on to that POTENTIAL so tightly and they’re so scared of things not working out that they never release their product or program, they never “really” open the doors to their business.
So my words of advice to you as you are reading this is:
“Give Yourself Permission To Fail”
The wisdom hidden inside those five words is that you only fail when you give up! Any individual project might go down in flames. But, that is just part of being an entrepreneur, right?!
To sum this up, remember that it’s OK to lose battles, as long as you win the war. And the only way to lose the war is to give up, to surrender.
The reality is that no entrepreneur is right every time. There will always be projects, products or programs or even businesses that fail. Remember the 80/20 rule? (80% of our success comes from 20% of our efforts; put another way: 80% of what we do doesn’t really “work”!)
So if you continue to be in fear of the INDIVIDUAL failures and you never actually finish and release your gifts….well that’s a “big picture failure,” don’t you think? Don’t lose the war that you gave your blood, sweat and tears for…keep on! Keep the faith!
“Give Yourself Permission to Fail.”
There is no way to be truly successful unless you have a lot of small failures along the journey. You can even celebrate them, because it means you’re that much closer to winning in the end.
It’s okay to lose some battles, just don’t lose the war!
With love and light,
P.S. The “win a $100 Amazon gift card” closed…but I would still love to hear from you about what questions and topics I should cover on my blog— You can let me know here.
P.P.S. I’ll announce the contest results when the blog goes live in just a few days.