So what happens when the coach has to face a “failure” in her life, when things do not turn out as she would like?
The back story. I have been working with a speech coach and have been throwing myself out to lots of opportunities for speaking. One such audition was at my local cable tv station. They were looking for new hosts for a tv show called Georgian Bay Life. I am the resident life coach on this show and am lucky enough to be featured once a month.
I didn’t know this was what I was auditioning for when I got the call to drop in and try out but I went anyway. I thought I did pretty good: “hey ego did you catch that one?” Actually I probably did do quite well but I did not get the position I was hoping for.
I got a call today that two other women were picked for the spots. I’m happy for them really and truly I am. This is such an exciting opportunity.
Part of this ego stuff though is keeping me, just for a minute or two, in “hmmm failed Jan.”
Luckily I know all about failure and have had a lifetime to perfect the fearless failure. I know for sure that there will be something around the corner waiting for me. I really do know that but, just for a minute, I want to go sulk in a corner.
Fearless failure is just that: be fearless about it, don’t let this one thing stop you from moving forward toward your dream.
It’s not a setback it’s a redirection to get me (you) back on the path.
Sulk for a few minutes if you feel you must but then, as they say in the rodeo, get back up on the horse and start again.
No harm done and I truly and honestly am extremely happy for these two lovely women. I bet they’re feeling pretty alright just about now.
I can’t wait to meet them on the set in September. Wohoo.
Look, if this small town girl with big dreams can live her dream and share some private time with her mentor Oprah, well, honestly, anything is possible, for me and for you.
Now go be fearless!