Embracing Fear and Learning from Failure

Honesty. Confidence. Determination. Passion. These are the traits all great leaders possess and what they look for in employees. How would you describe yourself? Be honest now 🙂

In order to be the best you can be you need to fuel that fire in your belly with goals that you can achieve so you can build your pyramid to success. Remember success is a personal definition. Success is based on you and your talents. The key? You need to recognize them and learn how to leverage them in a way you can achieve your goals. Why is this so important? Because success isn’t easy. It is hard work and yes sometimes you can fail along the way.

pyramid pic

Remember the road I created to show you the seven steps of success is shaped as a pyramid for a reason. Achieving your goals does not happen overnight. It takes time, patience, and nurturing. Each layer is carefully created. Your pieces need to fit together precisely, or you will fail. Your pyramid will collapse. Remember you need to be defined and strong.

You possess talents that need to be nurtured. To help you create your recipe for success. I have added here as well as a page on my blog where you can download your own Opportunity Pyramid so you can start planning on being the best you can be. Enjoy the journey you are about to embark on- remember every high and low has a reason. Garner from your mistakes.

Image: Harold Hamm
As Harold Hamm from Continental Resources, a billionaire with a high school education once told me in his classic warm, reflective tone: “I never gave up. Sometimes things don’t go your way but they can be the life shapers that prepare you to take on the next challenge…. Hardship sometimes is just as necessary as accomplishments. If it is too easy, you don’t learn the skills you need in order not to give up and achieve success.”

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Author: loriannlarocco

I am the author of "Dynasties of the Sea: The Untold Stories of teh Postwar Shipping Pioneers", "Opportunity Knocking: Lessons from Business Leaders", "Thriving in the New Economy" and "Dynasties of the Sea: The Shipowners and Financiers Who Expanded the Era of Free Trade". I'm also the Senior Talent Producer at CNBC, and known as the producer with the trillion dollar Rolodex

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