Failure is Job One

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A discussion of how failure helps one become successful. Especially in blogging.

A discussion of how failure helps one become successful. Especially in blogging.

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  • 1. failure is job one. Micah Baldwin Lijit Networks @micah 1
  • 2. michael jordan is a failure. 2
  • 3. “in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” albert einstein 3
  • 4. “the ultimate measure of a person is not where he or she stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he or she stands at times of challenge and controversy.” martin luther king, jr. 4
  • 5. i have not failed. i’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” thomas edison 5
  • 6. “every decision I have ever made was (probably) wrong.” gary vaynerchuk 6
  • 7. that would be me. 7
  • 8. notice something missing? 8
  • 9. failure is a process. 9
  • 10. losing is an ending. 10
  • 11. Failure Success 12,000% 9,000% 6,000% 3,000% Very Early Early Middle Late 11
  • 12. Losers Success 100 75 50 25 Very Early Early Middle Late 12
  • 13. yeah, I’m talking to you. 13
  • 14. what is worse? 14
  • 15. born loser. total failure. 15
  • 16. born loser. total failure. 16
  • 17. in america, it is ok to fail. it is a cardinal sin to be a loser. 17
  • 18. clearly a friendster fan. 18
  • 19. i’ve got shotgun? 19
  • 20. failure is an event. a loser is a person. 20
  • 21. is failing in our DNA? 21
  • 22. we learned everything about failure from mom. 22
  • 23. if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. 23
  • 24. 24
  • 25. How to fail properly In three easy steps. 25
  • 26. step 1: understand. 26
  • 27. step 2: measure. 27
  • 28. step 3: anticipate. 28
  • 29. 29
  • 30. Three Rules of Blogging 1. Write like no one is reading. 2. Write when you want. 3. The moment that you think to yourself “Wow, this would make a good blog post” is the exact moment you become a blogger. 30
  • 31. “sometimes, the best way to learn to duck, is get punched in the face.” micah baldwin learntoduck.com 31
  • 32. Micah Baldwin Lijit Networks TEXT “micah” to 50500 720-231-7120 cell twitter: @micah micah@lijit.com http://learntoduck.com http://facebook.com/micahb AIM/Y!/MSN: micahb37 Gtalk: micahb 32