What You'll Discover In This Episode:
I have a confession of sorts…
Scroll down my social media pages and you’d see they’re speckled with spelling and grammar errors. And I’m not talking about common errors like using they’re for their or effect for affect. I’m talking about the kind of errors that are so bad that dear friends feel the need to email you about them. The kind that makes you do a face palm. The kind that makes Homer Simpson utter his famous catchphrase D’oh! If I post something organically without my assistant or husband reviewing it first, you can bet there’s at least a vowel missing.
I decided I must have snoozed through 2nd or 3rd grade when everyone’s taught the rules of the English language like i before e except after c. I never could spell and my grammar’s not that great either but guess what? I didn’t let that weakness hold me back. I still decided to go into business, a business in which I’d have to use written communication with my clients a ton. I knew full well I’d be putting myself at risk of clients noticing my flaw. I also knew I was passionate about sharing the benefits of productivity with entrepreneurs all over the world and I wasn’t going to let my frequent misspellings and misuse of the English language (or business bloopers as I like to call them) stifle the vision I had for my business.
So what bloopers have you made in business? They’re pretty much inevitable after all, especially when you’re starting out and learning the lay of the land. What’s important to remember is you can let a blooper instill fear, stress, anxiety, and a sense for failure, or you can look at it as a learning experience that gifted you the opportunity to grow. After they’re all said and done, I choose to look at bloopers in my rearview mirror, identifying them as small speedbumps I had to cross to get to where I am today.
This week’s episode of Productivity Straight Talk is an exciting one for me because it’s my 100th episode! To celebrate, I decided to do something a bit different and take you on a journey through some of the silliest bloopers I’ve made in my business along my entrepreneurial journey. Don’t worry though, you’ll get more than a good laugh. You’ll also get some inspiration and takeaways to help you recover quickly from your own business bloopers.