Failure

What I Learned This Week: Don't Stop Believing

Andy Nulman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

As I've said in this space often, my lessons learned can be profound or simple. They may be revolutionary and new, or old news that needs to be repeated. The point here then, this week's lesson learned is a simple, old one of the value of perseverance. Or put another way: Success knows no substitute for tenacity.

Useful Business Tips From An Astronaut

Anne Day | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada
Anne Day

Much is written in business circles of visualizing your success. Well for astronauts, it is quite the reverse, they spend considerable time visualizing failure; simulating what they would do if something went wrong -- and in space, the scope is unlimited. As business owners we need to do that too and be prepared for what could go wrong, with a plan B (or C) in our back pocket.

How to Survive the 'Hallway'

Penny Will | Posted 06.06.2014 | Canada Living
Penny Will

"When things got rocky, I had this great sense that if you remain honourable in some fashion, things will work out. It's like one door closes and anot...

Being a Good Parent Means Telling Kids It's OK to Give Up

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Being a good parent isn't always about supporting your child in their endeavours no matter what. Was it better that we showed our children our support even though we knew the probable outcome, or would it have been a more prudent decision to have been honest with them from the outset, saving them from wasting time and worse -- the inevitable disappointment of failure?

Let Go of Your Fear of Failure

Anne Day | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Anne Day

Failure to me is when you lose tons of money and your world bottoms out. That I have never experienced. Have I made mistakes? You bet, but to me they are lessons to be learned. I have learned to let go of the need to be perfect, because I am not.

What Sex Under 20 and Starting a Business Have in Common

Kelsey Ramsden | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada Business
Kelsey Ramsden

The first time feels like a big deal. People want to associate with the guy who did it first, find out all about it. No one pays attention to the fact that it is the guy who works at it, paying attention to his own attempts and adjusting. This is the person who will be the best. The guy who allowed himself a do-over, tried a few things, failed, tried again.

The Case For Failing In Your Twenties

Lottie Ntim | Posted 08.04.2013 | Canada Business
Lottie Ntim

While a recent New York Times article scrapes the surface of young people who have succeeded at launching exemplary businesses and careers, it also brings up a glaring point: Many more fail. All of the Red Bull-guzzling, YOLO-chanting enthusiasm in the world cannot change that fact.

What I Learned This Week: How To Defeat Defeat

Andy Nulman | Posted 05.11.2013 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

Last week, I was dealt a major blow of crushing disappointment proportions. Perhaps I was unrealistically confident and upbeat in my expectations of a positive response, so much so that I projected my charmed life after the anticipated "Yes" about 10 years and five giant steps forward. It hurts. The difference this time around, though...is that I knew how to deal with it.

Don't Share Your Dreams Until You're Ready

Shannon Skinner | Posted 01.26.2013 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg When we have a big vision for ourselves -- and are taking steps toward fulfilling that dream -- it can be time of major transition and growth. When we are in this stage of growth, we need to muster all that we have to make our creative dreams come to fruition. Including our self-confidence. But, often it is not wise to share our vision or dreams with others until we are truly ready to do so. Here's why.

So Your Dream Fails, Now What?

Shannon Skinner | Posted 01.05.2013 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg It is wise to be driven by enthusiasm and to have a well thought-out plan to make it happen, and it is certainly nice to fantasize about, but reality has a habit of ensuring that not everything we start in life comes to fruition. Like it or not, accept it or not, it is simply the way it is.

Yoda Had One Thing Wrong: It's OK to Try

Tamara Levitt | Posted 01.02.2013 | Canada Impact
Tamara Levitt

So I know Yoda is a Jedi Master and all that, but he's got something wrong. One of his most favourite claims -- "Do, or do not. There is no 'try,'" -- has a big hole in it. He's suggesting that if you make enough of an effort to achieve a goal, you should be able to reach that goal. And that if you fail, your effort or conviction was lacking. That certainly hasn't been my reality.

How to Recover Your Personal Brand After a Failure

Karen Wensley | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Business
Karen Wensley

A personal branding strategy is built around success. Knowing what you're good at, articulating the value you can deliver, and getting recognized for that value are the three key elements in creating a brand. But we all fail from time to time. The project is delivered late, the client selects a different supplier, the product launch flops. How do you, and your personal brand, recover? Here are some suggestions.

Turning 'Fails' into Fearlessness

Anne Day | Posted 07.07.2012 | Canada Living
Anne Day

Are you a glass half-full or glass half-empty type of person? Is your inclination to give up at the first roadblock on your path? When we don't view failure as a disaster but as a learning tool, it does become easier to accept the lesson and grow professionally and personally. Keeping your sense of humour is key. Believe it or not, there may be a time when you look back and can laugh at your foibles.

Reports of the death of renewable energy in Europe are greatly exaggerated

Adam Scott | Posted 04.25.2012 | Canada
Adam Scott

Opponents of renewable energy can't make up their mind. One moment they claim the cost of green energy subsidies programs is too high, the next they c...