Guest Blog Post by Gary Douglas
The only failure is an unwillingness to choose. If you’re willing to choose you cannot fail. You may not have succeeded as dynamically as you would like to, but you cannot really fail.
If you looked at failure as the indication of what you are not willing to succeed at, instead of it just being a failure, then there is a greater possibility. Success is really about being willing to see what you can change, and changing it.
Here are 3 tips to become comfortable with failure in business:
- Allow employees to work through and learn from their mistakes. When an employee ‘fails” get them to look at what they now know that they didn’t know before. Rather than looking at the result and judging it as wrong or as a failure, get them to ask, ‘What else is possible?’
- Be aware of the real reason some employees repeat mistakes. If you have someone who keeps repeating the same ‘mistake,’ either they don’t really want the job, they are settling for a career they don’t really care about, or there is something getting in the way.
For the 3rd tip and full article in the Huffington Post, just go here.
For more on creating business from a completely different place, click here for more on Gary’s newest telecall Business Time. Visit part 1 of the Business Time here. And part 2 of the Business Time telecall can be found here.