REAL WOMEN. REAL LIVES.
Failure—we all dread it. But what if it’s a sign that we’re getting closer to succeeding?
In today’s episode, Barb and Melissa discuss the misconception and made-up construct of failure and help us recognize that historically, the best-of-the-best have failed countless times before everything fell into place.
Failure. What if we simply have to shift our perception slightly to realize what a gift it truly is.
Melissa sings an Acapella verse of a popular Disney show tune to set the tone of today’s episode. [00:01:30]
Barb plants the seed about our internal relationship to failure and “getting things wrong.” [00:06:15]
Barb and Melissa get schooled about how to pronounce a business name they mention every week in their Outro. [00:06:00]
Barb sheds light on how we sometimes judge being a beginner or learning something new in business versus how detached we can be in taking up a new hobby. [00:06:17]
Melissa shares a story about how a seeming failure in her past turned out to be an unimagined success for her and the others who were part of the “failure.” [00:07:33]
Barb points out the perplexing notion that we see the ending of relationships or jobs as “losing” or “failure,” as if our only measure of success is “forever.” [00:09:33]
Melissa shares how she has discovered that feelings don’t come through as evidence. They are simply part of working through things— and she further shares that she often gains clarity of mind once she allows the feelings to come forth. [00:11:14]
Barb reminds us that she and Melissa hope that these conversations help to loosen or wake something up in listeners; we place our confidence in knowing we have a place inside us where our more profound truth and potential lie. She also reminds us that the thing that helps her most is knowing at her core that we are all handled—no matter what. [00:14:09]
Melissa shares a thought about humans having an operating system and that we are always plugged into a source that doesn’t fail us. [00:15:12]
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