How to Succeed After Your Startup Fails

What happens when your startup doesn’t work out?It’s a question that no one wants to answer, let alone think about when they set out to start their own business, but it’s a very real outcome.According to Bloomberg, eight out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months. ...more

From the Ashes of Defeat

Grant me the wisdom to see deeper than surface appearances to discern the work of your Spirit to bring life out of defeat and death even today, in my reality. Lord forgive me for demanding results and immediate success in my life....more

Appreciating Failure

Before I'd even fully conceptualized my answer, I realized I was raising my hand to interject during the panel I was on last week. The question was on being a role model for our daughters because we were working moms. I wanted to point out that while I want my children (not just my daughter, by the way) to be proud of my successes, I want them to be proud of the things I learn from my failures too. ...more

Sense of Failure

Sense of FailurePosted on March 2, 2014...more

When a Fish Wants to Fly

First, consider these quotes about self- knowledge,"If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze!"-St. Catherine of Sienna"The nation doesn’t simply need what we have. It needs what we are." -St. Teresia Benedicta (Edith Stein)Crushed by failure, an ego shattering, hope defying defeat?...more
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When a Fish Wants to Fly

Crushed by failure,an ego shattering,hope defyingdefeat?Judged on the surface, each endevour appears to be executedby an incompetent ne'er-do-well,trying yet again and floundering.The result is a fiasco, debacle, catastrophe, disaster, blunder,a plain old botch up.Call it a washout, dead duck or a lead balloon.By any other name, it is still a flop.YetUpon further reflection,this apparent lack of success,is not a result of a lack of talent,but like...more

Teething Troubles

Teething has been all about the whining, the fussing, the hanging on the boob, the loss of patience. I don't really know how much more I can take, some days. I feel I'm at my wits end with the whining and the fussing. I start to lose it. I just get so sick of hearing it. When Hun is home, he tries to help. Fussing through the evening is almost harder as I've been listening to it for a couple hours already....more

NaBloPoMo Day 11: The Scariest Thing in the World

Failure. The scariest thing in the world.Or at least it is for me. Fear of failure paralyzes me – stops me dead in my tracks and derails my success. It always has.It’s not that I’m afraid to write.I’m afraid of failing as a writer....more

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

Inspired by NaBloPoMo writing prompt for Wednesday, October 16, 2013: Oprah Winfrey said, "So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground." Do you embrace failure? ...more
@Denise Oh good, LOL! And I love the picture (not taken by me, so I guess I'm allowed to say that!).more