For the flower failuremonth of April, my blog topic was “failure.”  How ironic, I failed at writing anything on this topic until now.  Everywhere I look, failure has become a badge of honor.  “Fail quick and often.” “It’s better to fail at something you love, than not to try at all.” Even – “It’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”

I get failure – a failed audition, a failed class or a failed relationship are all a part of my path.  But failure is not a part of my vocabulary.  I don’t see the inability to complete a task, a plan and effort in business, as a fail.  In mid-stream, ideas flow in another direction.  Choices to recover or save a project are the natural way to run a business. Like risk, failure can be planned out.

In the month of April, I haven’t allowed failure to focus me.  I have been making plans and taking steps – the topic for May.  I can bypass failure by making plans and taking steps in the direction of my goals.  That’s all I do and I think I am in a pretty good place.  With the help of others – I keep moving ahead.

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Treadmill: Know what is your businessRecently I saw a post from a man I respect on Facebook.   (I respect him because I see how well he has and is raising his daughters). In this post, he was asking for a treadmill. For a brief moment I thought about how I could get me treadmill to him in Kansas. Then I read the comments under the post. The treadmill is for lambs or sheep. I really don’t know what that is or what that entails. So, I didn’t comment of offer.
This experience reminds me that my ideas are not for all people. My hopes and dream, plans for business and the collaborations I am constructing are to be worked out within my business. Not to project everything I am doing on every FB or IN post.
Know your business, who to share it with and who to keep it from.  You will always be glad you did.