#007: The #1 Mistake You Make When You Fail At Work

#007: The #1 Mistake You Make When You Fail At Work

Aug 24, 2021

If you’re scared to fail at work, you’re pulling yourself further away from your goals.

You’re about to stand up and do your presentation and you can feel the stress-sweat starting. 

Someone on your team tells you they didn’t do the work your boss asked for and you feel the anger welling up. 

You see a job posting on LinkedIn that’s right up your alley, but then you immediately start wondering if you’re truly qualified enough for the job?

What’s the common thread in all these situations? Well, you might not see it right away, but the common thread is a fear that you’ll fail and what that will mean about you.

Now I know that this isn’t your first rodeo, so you already know that failure is a part of success.  But just because you know something doesn’t mean you can actually do it effectively.

I mean, I know that eating healthy foods in moderation and exercising an hour a day is how you lose weight, but that doesn’t make it any easier to do.

But imagine this for a second… what if you were never afraid to fail at work? 

What would change in your approach to your job if you were confident that you could fall on your face in the most public way, and you were confident you could figure it out?

What would you do that you’re not doing right now?

In this week’s episode of the Have The Career You Want podcast, I’m going to share the biggest mistake you make when you fail at work that’s slowing down your success.  And, I’m going to give you three strategies you can do instead that will boost your confidence to fail so you can grow faster and get the success you deserve.

So think about a situation where you’re afraid to fail, tune into the episode and see how you can apply what I’m sharing to help you be better at failing!




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In this episode, we cover…

  • What makes you a truly exceptional leader when it comes to failure
  • The #1 biggest mistake you need to avoid when you fail
  • The benefits of expecting failure
  • How to stop beating the shit out of yourself when you fail

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