failure

Is it ever the right time to quit?

By |June 20th, 2017|

I like to think my nature is mostly an optimistic person. I am certainly single-minded in most pursuits and will generally stick to a project for as long as it takes. Reading biographies of successful entrepreneurs, human rights activists, inventors or educators, there is often the notion that it has been a long, hard road […]

What lies beneath

By |June 22nd, 2016|

A few weeks ago I had to face up to the fact that I still have some work to do on the issue of a fear of failure. This fear can manifest in ways that don’t often seem at first like fear. When you look at the behaviour closely though, the root of it is fear. I am talking about the fact that we sometimes shrink back from making big decisions that affect our lives. I certainly do that more often than I would like. […]

I have failed many times…..

By |April 6th, 2016|

One of the first businesses I started failed within the first 12 months. My friend and I had this wonderful idea about a clothing range for a specific market. We were completely passionate about the concept and the customers we would be serving. We never for one moment thought we would not succeed (perhaps we were naïve). We did everything right that we could do – or so we thought.

A few months into the business, however I realised that I was going to have to make the difficult decision to shut it all down.

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