Posts Tagged with "failure"

You Can Be Anything You Want to Be- Sort Of

Monday, June 13, 2011

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You Can Be Anything You Want to Be- Sort Of

Back before I left Montreal, there was some controversy over an article in the local newspaper. A former high school principal had written a letter to 2011 high school graduates telling them that they can’t be anything they want to be. He told them that the idea that they have unlimited potential is a lie […]

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How to be a Multipotentialite Badass (like James Franco)

Monday, May 30, 2011

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How to be a Multipotentialite Badass (like James Franco)

James Franco was recently interviewed by Charlie Rose. My heart was thumping throughout the entire hour (and not for the reasons one might assume)… As it turns out, James is one of us! He’s a total multipotentialite. In addition to scoring an Oscar nomination this year, James is a screenwriter, director and artist. His recent […]

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What the Sh** Was I Thinking?!

Monday, May 16, 2011

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What the Sh** Was I Thinking?!

So you had an idea – a blog, a play, a business – some project you’ve been wanting to create for a while. You managed to overcome the forces that had stopped you in the past. You surmounted the odds and poured your heart into this thing, this masterpiece. But now it’s launch day. You […]

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A Global Experiment in Failing #failweek

Monday, April 11, 2011

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A Global Experiment in Failing #failweek

Last week I put out a massive call to the blogosphere, asking everyone to publicly share their most spectacular failures. Much to my dismay, failure week failed to live to its name- It wasn’t an epic fail at all! (The irony of which has been pointed out repeatedly throughout the week. #failedatfailweek) The Twitter stream […]

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Failure Celebration Week Begins! #failweek

Monday, April 4, 2011

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Failure Celebration Week Begins! #failweek

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying that there’s no such thing as failure, only feedback. This is a really common idea in the personal development world and it’s a good rational way of looking back at failure and putting things in perspective. However, since reading Seth Godin’s book Poke the Box, I’ve been wondering whether […]

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Am I a Failure?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

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Am I a Failure?

Around this time last year I was applying to study abroad for my final semester of law school (Fall 2010, i.e. now). I had big plans of moving to Europe, living in a cute cobblestone-laden city, and sipping coffee with the locals (whom would have, of course, become my close, personal friends)… When my exchange […]

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