In this episode of the Operation Self Reset podcast, Jake is talking with Dan Perry of Handyman Startup about failure and success.
All of us have failed at one thing in our lives. Maybe many things, but at least one. As Jake reminds us, failures don’t have to be huge, life-changing ones. We face small failures every day. So when a failure sets you back, why give up? Pick yourself up, keep failing, and move on!
In his interview with Jake, Dan tells us how his life started out on the typical path that everyone else told him would lead to success. But once he was in college, he realized he had no idea what he really wanted to do with his life. After changing majors, he graduated and then went out into the world to start on the road he thought would bring him happiness. If this was what life was supposed to be, why was it that the job Dan had worked so hard in college for didn’t turn make him happy? Once he realized this was not what he wanted to do, he made the huge decision to quit his job—without a backup plan. Talk about a major leap of faith! Two years later, he’s now running his own business, running a blog about how to start a handyman business, and has found some happiness in his life.
One of the biggest obstacles new entrepreneurs face is determining prices for their services or products. Talking about money makes almost everyone uncomfortable. Charge too much, people may laugh; too little, you’re cheating yourself. How do you gain the confidence to put a value on how much you’re worth? Dan gives great advice on learning your own worth and putting yourself out there in front of customers and colleagues. If you’re feeling stuck or unhappy in your current job, listen in to Dan’s experiences and use his advice to figure out what would lead you to a happier life.
Think you can’t take the huge leap of faith that Dan did? If you can’t make big changes, Jake reminds us that even little ones can turn your life around.
[quote style=”boxed”]A competitor will find a way to win. Competitors take bad breaks and use them to drive themselves that much harder. Quitters take bad breaks and use them as a reason to give up.[/quote] - Submitted by Nancy Lopez
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Failure doesn’t have to mean the end. Failing at one thing can open the door to success in something else. Have the confidence to keep failing. Every failure will lead you one step closer to success and happiness!