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Babe Ruth was arguably one of the best baseball players of all time. You wouldn’t know it by his .342 batting average though, which means he struck out almost twice as many times as he made it on base. Those 1,300+ strikeouts were failures at bat but Babe Ruth was far from a failure. He moved on from them each time and hit a record 714 home runs by the time he retired.
We all have failures. It’s what we do with them that counts.
Throughout business owner Erin Diehl’s life, she didn’t do anything with her failures. She disassociated herself from them, leaving them rattling around in her brain as unprocessed emotions. Letting her failures take up residence in her amygdala eventually showed up in the form of chronic pain which kept Erin from showing up her best for herself and her team. At times, that chronic pain got so bad that it kept her from showing up for work at all.
Erin didn’t make the mind-body connection for many years. Once the seventh doctor she visited hoping for answers finally revealed it, she took action to confront the F-bombs she’d been ignoring for years and process those failures so she could move on from them, heal her body, and show up as her best self. Erin has since created the MOVE ON methodology which helps business owners do the same with the major F-bombs in their lives.
In this episode of Productivity Straight Talk, I sit down with Improv Edutainer, Failfluencer, and Professional Zoombie Erin Diehl to dive into confronting your failures so you can move on from them quickly and heal your body in the process.
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Erin “Big” Diehl is a Business Improv Edutainer, Failfluencer, and Professional Zoombie. Through a series of unrelated dares, Erin created improve it!, a unique professional development company that pushes others to laugh, learn, play, and grow. She is the proud host of The improve it! Podcast, which helps develop leaders and teams through play, improv and experiential learning. Among her many accolades, Erin is most proud of successfully coercing over 28,000 professionals to chicken dance.