What if you consciously committed to failure and rejection? This week we share some of our own big failures, past, and current, how to actually tell if you're failing (because sometimes, it's not obvious!), and the difference between failing smart and failing, well, dumb.
We talked about
CrossFit getting Laura all shook up
feeling like part of a community versus feeling bogged down by a group
Meadow’s surprising ballroom dancing past
a humorously mortifying incident involving work-at-home wear, a glass door, and Alma’s math tutor
Laura’s “The Practice” writing course and Meadow’s free audio training
why we chose this week’s topic and short term versus long term sustainability
expensive money and what it looks like on the earning side of your business, job, and income
owning your failures and treating family as a business
paying to work or working to get paid and Meadow’s post-workshop recovery
what we mean by failure and doing it purposely by getting really clear
one of our most difficult failures (despite the appearance of success) and what we learned from it
the unexpectedly massive effect the podcast world had on Meadow’s business
Netflix bringing down Blockbuster and looking for the failure before it comes
taking a look at what is and isn’t working in various corners of your life
Laura facing rejection letters and how that’s actually a good thing
where we are committed to failing right now
the scary insecurity that always grips us whenever we launch a new class or workshop
seeking letters about your commitments to failure, rating us on iTunes, and more!
“In the short term, it feels like everything is going super well. I am successful in what I’m doing. I can get really caught up in that. But if I look at the long term, it’s leading to surefire burnout.”
“Money has to come first for family. Think of your family as a business first. You have to be profitable as a family first.”
“You get so busy doing your job that you forget to look around you and go, ‘Oh my God, it’s a whole different decade, it’s a whole different era, it’s a whole different set of people, it’s a whole different generation...’”
How do you know when something is in the process of failing?
What is and isn’t working in different aspects of your life (business, family/household, health, daily routine, emotional well-being, etc.)?
Where are you committed to failing in this time of your life?
“The Practice” course
“Money Love School” course
“Money, then everything else” article by Paul Jarvis
Tiffany Han’s 100 Rejection Letters program