I love learning through podcasts. It started as a way to pass the time in a 2+ hour roundtrip commute (in a previous life) and still remains one of my favorite inspirational tools. In order to help clients and readers make the most of their own time, my #EntrepreneursPodcastClub anthologizes several podcasts with similar topics, curating like-episodes specific to a theme that's top of mind.
Entrepreneurial culture has made grand efforts to reclaim the word failure-- because it has to. Because failure to entrepreneurs isn't the cycle of:
TRY --> FAIL --> PITY PARTY --> TRY SOMETHING LESS DIFFICULT
Instead entrepreneurs know that it's the cycle of
TRY --> FAIL --> LEARN --> IMPLEMENT LEARNING --> TRY AGAIN
These podcasts follow stories of failure and teach implementing failure as a strategy-- valuable lessons to both entrepreneurs and intraprenuers.
My Top Podcasts About FAILURE
Amy's top ranked business podcast, Online Marketing Made Easy is always full of tactical tips to improve your brand or company's marketing strategy. This episode, from the early days of 2019 puts a semi-radical concept to play: intend to fail, try to fail, and set goals...to fail. The strategy is part self-inflicted Jedi mind trick, part blasting doubt and fear out of the way and I love it.
Key Takeaway Points
You have to be willing to do whatever it takes to achieve your goal, most of those things require reaching out of your comfort zone, a place where failure (and GROWTH) are most likely
Knowing that you have built in the possibility of failure, removes fear
Setting intentionally impossible goals, keeps your brain from drumming up reasons why you can't achieve them.
In this episode of the Why Not Now Podcast, Amy Jo interviews Molly Bloom, the woman behind the book, turned movie, "Molly's Game." They talk about building up resilience, about how to take anxiety out of the picture and how to use your failures as assets.
Key Takeaway Points
"I've never met someone so down on their luck and so full of themselves," is what Aaron Sorkin said to Molly after she pitched him her movie. It takes that perseverance, the resilience, to push past the seasons of failure and rise stronger.
Get to a place where you can intellectually prove your thesis to yourself.
When you don't like the way something feels, sit with it instead of turning to ego-driven coping mechanisms. The lessons are in the sitting.
Did I miss one of your favorites? Leave me a link in the comments section and I'll take a listen!