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  • Well okay; than what is success? “the attainment of favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors.” The opposite of which would be…
  • Well okay; than what is success? “the attainment of favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors.” The opposite of which would be…
  • Well okay; than what is success? “the attainment of favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors.” The opposite of which would be…
  • Well okay; than what is success? “the attainment of favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors.” The opposite of which would be…
  • Well okay; than what is success? “the attainment of favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors.” The opposite of which would be…
  • Well okay; than what is success? “the attainment of favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors.” The opposite of which would be…
  • Well okay; than what is success? “the attainment of favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors.” The opposite of which would be…
  • Well okay; than what is success? “the attainment of favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors.” The opposite of which would be…
  • Well okay; than what is success? “the attainment of favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors.” The opposite of which would be…
  • Well okay; than what is success? “the attainment of favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors.” The opposite of which would be…
  • Well okay; than what is success? “the attainment of favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors.” The opposite of which would be…
  • Expo y failure

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    2. 2. What Is Failure?<br />Cass Phillipps@webwallflower<br />Dictionary: Lack Of Success. <br />Not accomplishing your goal(s)<br />An action or result that disappoints yourself or others<br /> NOTE: These are all based on personal perception, and cannot be determined until after the fact…<br />
    3. 3. So…Set Realistic Goals<br />Cass Phillipps@webwallflower<br />Dream big, but work small.<br />If you never feel like you’ve succeeded, you’ll burn out.<br />Take a moment to celebrate success.<br /> You define your personal success or failure. Don’t be afraid to dream big, but don’t set yourself up for misery.<br />
    4. 4. Be Small and Quick<br />Cass Phillipps@webwallflower<br />Measure regularly so you can spot problems immediately.<br />Keep changes simple to make it easier to identify problems.<br />Small changes are more manageable and actionable.<br /> You should be constantly releasing & iterating. If you aren’t, you are on the road to failure.<br />
    5. 5. Act Fast<br />Cass Phillipps@webwallflower<br />If the metrics show a goal isn’t being reached, do NOT:Ignore the problemWait for more dataBlame others<br />Try something new; try lots of somethings! A/B test it all.<br />Trust your gut. If something feels wrong; act on it!<br /> Most founders I know say they felt a problem LONG before they acted on it. Be aware of those feelings.<br />
    6. 6. Communicate<br />Cass Phillipps@webwallflower<br />Have trusted mentors, both personal and professional.<br />Check-in with your team regularly and get a sense of how they feel.<br />Talk with your users. Hear their struggles, and let them know when things are fixed.<br /> You can catch problems long before they escalate if you have more perspectives to see it from.<br />
    7. 7. Get A Life<br />Cass Phillipps@webwallflower<br />Nope, not just a elementary school insult…<br />Having hobbies, habits, activities, and friends outside of work helps you stay active in difficult work times. <br />Having eclectic tastes and tasks helps you approach company problems from a new perspective.<br />Staying engaged with an outside community helps you bounce back.<br />
    8. 8. But…<br />Cass Phillipps@webwallflower<br />Maybe It’s Just a Failure…<br />Now What?<br />
    9. 9. Take Responsibility<br />Cass Phillipps@webwallflower<br />You were the founder and CEO – in the end, this is your fault. Don’t shift the blame to others.<br />Apologize to everyone involved.<br />If you want to work with someone again, in that apology also explain what went wrong and what you learned.<br />Thank everyone who supported you along the way.<br />
    10. 10. Stay Engaged<br />Cass Phillipps@webwallflower<br />Talk with others. Get their feedback and share what you learned.<br />While you emotionally & fiscally recover, help others with their projects.<br />Re-discover what new innovations and ideas are out there.<br />Help create a safe environment for yourself and others; one where all can share & learn.<br />
    11. 11. Why Is This Important?<br />Cass Phillipps@webwallflower<br />You are going to fail; it is inevitable. We need to stop judging one another by our failures and focus on how we got out of them.<br />You can’t perfectly replicate a success, ever. It’s a lot of market luck. But you can learn from failure.<br />Until you’ve failed, you either take careless risks (feeling invincible), or no risks (out of fear.) Once you fail, you reassure yourself you can handle it.<br />
    12. 12. To Learn More<br />Cass Phillipps@webwallflower<br />I love hearing about mistakes made and lessons learned.Or just answering questions and sharing ideas! <br />Email: Cass@webwallflower.com<br />Twitter: @webwallflower<br />

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