Learning to Fail with Matt McWilliams (#051)

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Matt McWilliams”Just because I fail, it doesn’t mean someone else has to make the same mistake.” (Click to Tweet)

We have Matt McWilliams with us again. We look back on the Thank You Revolution, which we talked about in episode #002. Great things are happening there!

He wrote an e-book called “The Power of Gratitude.” If you join his e-mail list, you’ll get this great ebook for free.

He also wrote “Jay-Z on Business & 8 Other Essays to Advance Your Career,” and is a bonus when you buy Mark Sieverkropp’s book, “Project: Success.” Check out the post on Matt’s blog for details on getting this book.

We also spend time talking about failure and how to use it to move forward.

Take risk, but make sure failure is not fatal.

Make sure your failure moves you toward your destination. Matt relates this to driving on a road and having to take detours on the way to your destination.

What does “Quality Living” mean?

Matt has a list of 5 F’s that outlines his personal definition of Quality Living:

  1. Faith
  2. Freedom
  3. Fulfilling my purpose
  4. Family
  5. Friends

What are some simple tips to reach toward a better quality of life?

Matt has another list; this time with 5 P’s:

  1. Practice
  2. Perspective
  3. Physical
  4. Patience
  5. Peace

What’s a specific failure you’ve had and what you learned from it?

Matt shares a failure he had when he failed to follow trademark laws and was being sued by the Federal Trade Commission. Since that time, people have approached him for advice and help to avoid that same mistake.

  • Keep moving forward
  • Fall forward

What are some resources you would recommend?

Question: How have you learned from failure?