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Why Failure is a Good Thing as an Entrepreneur

Can you believe I just said that? I'll say it again for the people in the back too... Failure can be a GOOD thing!

I know what you're thinking. Kaelyn, SAY WHAT?!

I want to share a story with you that changed the way I saw failure in 2020.

I have always been one to try new things, launch new businesses and not be afraid of pivoting. I've always wanted to really LOVE my life, not just go through the motions.

So, when I heard this story I'm about to share with you, it just motivated me to continue to show up and know that if I failed, I could learn from it and grow.

Just so you get an idea, here's my career track record:

  • Panera Bread Employee

  • Babysitter

  • Amway Center Employee for Orlando Magic game (I was in college and this was super fun at the time)

  • Network Marketer

  • Wanna be influencer

  • Leasing Agent

  • Real Estate Agent

  • Property Manager

  • Insurance Agent

  • Virtual Assistant for a Nonprofit

  • THEN I finally found my thing and launched my own Virtual Assistant company.

Phew, what a journey!

But I would have never landed on the dream life I'm living now without not being afraid to pivot and truly find doing what I love. I was excelling in all these careers and could've definitely stayed a real estate agent or insurance agent and made great money. But these careers didn't light me up. You know what I mean?

So, here's the story:

Sara Blakely (founder of Spanx) & one of the richest self made women in the world thinks so too.

Sara said her dad used to invite her and her brother to share their failures at the dinner table. Instead of being disappointed or upset, he would celebrate their efforts.

“What it did was reframe my definition of failure,” Sara said of the tradition. “Failure for me became not trying, versus the outcome.”

I highly encourage you to Google this and read the full article and change your mindset on failure.

I hope this encourages you today!


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