It’s a very big morning and important Monday. This one is particularly special for me. Firstly, I wanted to send my love to all of you for supporting my new show ‘Stay Here’ on Netflix. It’s because of you that it’s getting such positive reviews. So, I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart for the massive outpouring of support.
Also, I want to thank all of my loyal followers of the Monday Mantra who have been part of the rebellion for some time now. I know who you are and so, I wanted to express my thanks to you today as well. I couldn’t have accomplished any of this without all of your support.
Now onto the Mantra!
Failure is actually my friend. That’s not a hashtag, I promise. What it is though, is a way to reset the compass. Success is not final, and failure is not fatal.
Onto a few anecdotes to explain these profound Winston Churchill quotes that I have adopted as mantras
I auditioned to be in a band years back, and I didn't make it. I found it so crushing I questioned doing something else. After that, I got into the production side of things in music, thought I had a knack for it, and then I got fired from that job! I went home with my tail between my legs where I then sunk into a black hole of despair. After a while, I dug myself out of it and then dug in.
I got to the point with myself where I knew if I was going to fail it was going to be on my terms. So, I kept going and got into a B grade studio at the perfect time where my skills were needed, and it changed everything. As most of you know, I went on to produce a bunch of hit records. I did learn a lot from all my experiences that led me there. Here are some key ones.
Bullet Points on how to handle Failure
1- Don’t make it personal even if it is. Just think of it as the universe gave it to someone else because they needed it more.
2- Learn and adapt. If I fail at something I always ask the question “can you tell me why you chose someone else and you didn’t choose me.” This way I can grow from it.
3- Don’t obsess over the few people you can’t seem to get business from and focus on the people whose business you have.
4- Thoughts become things. If you think you’re going to fail all the time, you will fail.
5- Don't look for approval. The only opinion you should care about is your own. When you play in the middle and safe, you are betraying the future you. Instead, just go for it.
6- When you think someone has made the wrong decision or has it out for you, look at the situation from their point of view.
7- If you have a bad experience with a client think of what your part in it all was.
8- How can I better be of service? Always ask yourself that.
Failure can come really quick, but success takes a long time. And remember, fear and failure are bullies. If we don’t listen to them and the debating society in our heads, they will never win!
Thanks for watching and being part of the rebellion