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Nov. 14, 2022

095 | Try and Fail: Why You Need to Fail to Succeed

"It's better to try and fail than to not try at all."

I'm always trying new things to see what works for me. I've tried YouTube, drop shipping, and now I'm onto podcasting. With each new venture, I've learned something new. And even though some of them may have been "failures," I'm grateful for the experience. I wouldn't have known what I enjoyed or what fulfilled me if I hadn't tried anything at all. So, I encourage you to try new things and not be afraid to fail. You never know what you'll discover about yourself.

In this episode, you will learn the following:

1. The less you say, the more your words will matter.

2. What you focus on becomes the focus.

3. Better to try and fail than to not try at all.

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you because you know it's just trying to get a reaction out of you. If you are unable to get a reaction out of.

Now you're not manipulated emotionally. This person doesn't know how to get you or get underneath your skin. So that makes you what? That makes you stoic, that makes you immovable. People don't know how to mess with you so they don't mess with you.

Point number four, because this will start to get a little bit longer here. So we're going to go ahead and start wrapping it up here with .4. And that is better to try and fail than to not try at all. This is a different wording of the statements that I heard from a previous guest we had way back and that is that sloppy success is better than perfect mediocrity. Sloppy success is better than perfect mediocrity.

And honestly, that's even assuming you can get to quote unquote, perfect mediocrity because there is no such thing as perfect, right? There is no such thing that we people can create that is absolutely 100% perfect. There is nothing. But it is better to try, as I said right here and fail right, as you'll hear a lot of people say online too, it's better to fail fast and fail forward than to not fail at all. Because if you're so crippled by failure and you're just so afraid to fail, what are you going to be able to truly do that will actually make an impact in people's lives?

As I've said in many, many episodes before, and I've said with a couple of guests as well, I have done a couple of ventures before this podcast. I have done YouTube. I did Drop shipping through Ebay and through my own shopify website. So I have all that knowledge of how those things work, right? I did all those things.

I even tried doing the whole like reposting lo fi music to YouTube and everything. That was a whole different thing besides the first YouTube story, right? I've done a couple of things in the past to try to do those things and all of them failed. But at least I learned things, right? From the first YouTube channel I learned, okay, reaction videos are my thing.

On the second YouTube channel I learned that, okay, me just doing YouTube in general, just like me trying to come on and repost videos and do things like that, it doesn't fulfill me, right? And me doing Drop shipping was realizing, well, I'm not really serving a need. I'm just kind of doing this kind of just to make a quick buck, right? I'm not really doing this to really give back and serve a need. I'm just doing this because I'm broke.

So that didn't really work at all either. So I need to find something that fulfills me and that I could do long term and that if it makes money, it makes money great, that'd be fantastic. But the thing is that it needs to fulfill me first and so that is where the podcast was born and so now that's why I'm doing this for. I've been doing this now for going over two years now, and I'm still going on strong. And then every time I can make an episode, I'm feeling just as excited as I did from episode one to make a new episode.

So better to try and fail, as I said, with the other examples that I had before, than to not try at all. Because if I had not tried anything, I had not tried the YouTube, I had not tried the Drop shipping, I had not tried then YouTube again, I had not tried this podcast, how would I have known what there is for me to be able to do or what I could do that I could enjoy if I never tried? And were there failures in the podcast? Of course, obviously there were failures in the podcast. I'm still doing minor failures in the podcast as well.

There are so many things going on behind the scenes of this podcast that I'm trying and failing and trying and failing and seeing what works, what sticks and what doesn't stick, right. So much stuff goes on behind the scenes, but like I said, it's better to do them, try them out, see how they work. If it just doesn't work with the workflow, it doesn't work where I really want this podcast to go, then we just drop it. Then I know. OK?

It can work. I've tested it, it can work, but it won't work for me. And that's the key thing I want you to get away from this, is that you have to try a lot of things to figure out and you'll see, well, a lot of these things work because obviously if it didn't work, people would not be promoting it. But you have to find out what works for you. And the only way to do that is to try and fail.

Try and fail, try maybe a little attraction, but I realize it's not quite my thing. I don't feel fulfilled. So I can technically be called a fail. Then try and fail and try and fail and try and ding, ding, ding, din ding. We found the one.

We found the one. It could take a couple of months, it could take a few years. There's no time frame on this thing, but you have to keep trying and trying and trying. And that's what I got for you today. Guys, before we close out, we're going to go through these four statements one more time that I want you to embody.

Number one, the less you say, the more your words will matter. Number two, what you focus on becomes the focus. Number three, don't take everything so personal. Number four, better to try and fail than to not try at all. And guys, that is what I have for you this week.

We are going to bring this week's episode to a close. Thank you so much for tuning in today. As always. And before you go, guys, I do have two quick requests for you before you go. And I promise it's only going to take you like less than two minutes to do number one, subscribe or follow the show if you found it useful.

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