Welcome to “5-fails Friday.”
With all the glossy fake instagram images, and shady, er, shaky numbers/accomplishment touted by the “gurus” out there… I thought it would be refreshing to talk about the REAL struggles we ALL face as entrepreneurs.
I going to put together an email each week (or every other week, depending on our schedule) that highlights MY personal failures, the lessons I learned, and how I’m going to improve.
I’m going to focus on 5 key areas (but may not hit every area each week):
- Business / Financial Fails
- Marriage / Relationship Fails
- Health Fails
- Parenting Fails
- & Life / Miscellaneous FAILS
Why am I doing this?
- To let you know, we ALL fail ALL the time. So never feel alone when you mess up.
- To tell you, we are in this together.
- To show you, no failure can hold us back!
Sometimes failures are funny. Sometimes they are major setbacks. Either way, I’m hoping my transparency in sharing my failures will help you achieve greater success (and maybe even help you Flip Your Life)!
OK, let’s get started… here are this week’s 5 fails
Fail #1) Business Fail – Wasted an entire day of my life I’ll never get back
Have you ever got out of bed with the best intentions, only to be derailed by the most mundane and stupid things? That was my Tuesday. I woke up and started my day like I always do: a cup of coffee and a couple good devotional/leadership journals. I THOUGHT I was off to a good start. The plan was to work at home and batch a bunch of emails for the month. Then the kids woke up. They were extra cranky / crazy (ah, Summer Vacation). Couldn’t get anything done. Then I got text message after text message of little mini-fires from our team, family members, etc. I got my stuff, left for the office and just felt so overwhelmed and unproductive I sat there and stared at my computer for two hours with nothing to show for it.
You ever have days like that? Where you woke up with great intentions, and went to bed looking up at the ceiling and thinking “What just happened? That’s a day of my life I did nothing, and I’ll never get it back.”
Lesson learned: Little distractions are still distractions. A penny on the railroad track can derail the train!
Goal to succeed next week: Schedule time to work and get into a distraction free environment. Turn off notifications when doing deep work. Block specific time later in the day to deal with little fires and don’t try to take them as they come.
Fail #2: Workout Fail
I went to the gym exactly zero times this week. *Facepalm*
Not exactly sure what happened. Kids had doctor appointments and a lot of other stuff, but at least three times I just skipped.
I switched my planned workout time to the evening this week due to all the appointments. Bad mistake. If I don’t go in the morning, I won’t go. I KNOW this.
Lesson learned: Lift weights in the morning. Period. I won’t do it any other time.
Goal to succeed next week: Commit to going to the gym at 8AM and do it.
Fail #3: Technology fail… I destroyed my MacBook Pro :`(
For some reason I was working on the couch and sat a glass of water on the side of my Mac. I moved and the entire glass of water spilled right on the keyboard. The entire screen shorted out and the speaker made a crackling electric noise for the next few minutes. And now it’s dead.
Definitely the most expensive mistake this week lol.
Lesson learned: Water breaks computers.
Goal to succeed next week: Keep the drinks away from the computer!
Fail #4: Leadership Fail – I let down our Flip Your Life LIVE attendees…
So, mistake #3 plays into this. We do weekly live trainings for our Flip Your Life LIVE attendees to prepare them for the event. I had a live training scheduled scheduled earlier this week. You apparently need a computer to do a live training. Well, the water incident was so close to the live call I couldn’t pull a plan B together and had to cancel the call.
I hate cancelling calls.
I hate letting our members down.
I hate missing trainings because they are so much fun.
Lesson learned: Always have a backup plan and computer handy in case disaster strikes!
Goal to succeed next week: Make sure I have my Chromebook with me and ready to go whenever I have a live member call to back up my (new) Computer
PS ON THIS FAIL: You seriously should come to Flip Your Life LIVE! We have LESS THAN 20 tickets left and this is the LAST conference we are hosting (There will not be an event of this size in 2020). I also do live trainings
Click here to learn more about Flip Your Life LIVE: https://flippedlifestyle.com/live
Fail #5: Staying up too late…
Sitting around and playing on my phone too late may have contributed to the skipped workouts and lack of work discipline this week.
Lesson learned: Start at sleeping and eating whenever things go wrong. They are easy to fix and often have a multiplier affect down the life chain.
Goal to succeed next week: Plug my phone in to charge in the bathroom instead of by the bead. Be asleep before 10:45 if possible.
That wraps up this week’s 5-fail Friday.
I assure you, these were not the only places I failed this week. But these were the ones that stood out to me, and the mistakes I learned the most from!
I am going to start a new email series called “7-Success Sunday” to compliment my 5-fails Friday posts!
It’s great to look back at mistakes and learn, but it’s also great to look at all the things we are doing well!
I will also be sharing some success stories from the Flip Your Life Community to inspire you as well!
SO: Watch for the first “7-Success Sunday” this Sunday 7/7/2019!
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PS: I don’t spell check or proofread my 5-fails posts. No need to tell me if you find mistakes. I’ve made enough this week already to go around! 😛
PSS: Did this email help you? Did you enjoy hearing about, or relate to any of my failures this week? I’d love to know! Feel free to hit reply and share your stories, or just let us know we’ve made a difference in your life/business! If it did, I’ll continue this series going forward!
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