Hey Scott Holroyd here, welcome to a very special episode of The Conversational Marketer.
In today’s episode, I want to do something different. I want to do something unique.
I talk about this idea all the time that we should have conversations with our audience, and today, I want to have a conversation with you.
I want to talk about failure. About falling. And whether you have failed in one of your businesses or failed at some point in life, I want to talk about that.
You see, everyone is so afraid of failure. Everyone is so afraid of falling. We work ourselves up to being to best we can possibly be, we work hard and strong and fast and smart and do everything we need to do in order to get an idea out of our minds and into the hands of our customers - and then we have made it right?
But what about the times we don’t make it. What about the people who believe that they are doing everything right, yet all around them can clearly see they are doing wrong. What about when we make a mistake, even when we know that it’s going to be a mistake before we do it, but we do it regardless!
What about the times we make choices in our businesses or in our lives that ruin us. That there is no coming back from. Or so you think …
This is a lonely place to be in. It’s a dark place. It can eat you up and spit you back out in a heartbeat. Everything you have built, everything you have worked for, everything you have created, all gone from a simple wrong choice. A wrong path, a wrong journey.
Many of us have been in this place. Many of us have had our worlds crumble around us without ever seeing it coming. But there is hope. When this happens there is light at the end of the tunnel. There is a way to rebuild your foundations and start again.
You see, us humans on this small planet are designed for greatness. I don’t care if you’re religious or atheist, I don’t care if you’re black or you’re white, I don’t care if you’re rich or you’re poor, it makes no difference of where you have come from as the only thing that matters in this life is where you are going to.
What dreams you allow yourself to dream. What destiny you have planned out for yourself.
Because let me tell you right now that no one is going to hand you this on a plate, my friend. No one is going to do this for you. The only person that can change your world is the only person who looks back at you in the mirror. And as hard as this may sound you are in full control of who that person is, and what that person believes, and how that person will have an effect on the world around them.
Only you can make a difference in your life. Only you can make the choice of not being afraid of failure. Only you can pick yourself back up and dust yourself off when you fall. Only you hold the secret to your success.
And when you embrace this. When you subscribe to this notion. When you go all in on yourself and say ‘I don’t care what happens as a result of my ambition because I WILL NOT STOP until I make it until I succeed until I get everything I deserve to have from the hard work and dedication I have had for my own success’ … the results will come.
To truly understand what it feels like to win you must first understand how it feels to lose everything.
You are the best you that you choose to be.
Go change the world, by changing one small piece of yourself at a time.