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So you've had your first business failure. What now?

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We talk a lot about starting a business: how to do it, knowing your blind spots, how to pick a co-founder. But, what about learning how to deal with business failure?

With almost 97% of startups exiting or failing to grow within the first three years of launch, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. That may not make your first business failure any less heart-breaking, but it doesn’t have to mean that there aren’t more opportunities out there waiting to come to life.

So, how exactly do you go about moving on from your first business failure? Here are some of our tips:

  • Allow yourself time to process. Watching your business fail can be a disheartening experience, and it’s important to honor that but also to understand that it doesn’t define you. Make sure that you have support around you and consider working with a counsellor or psychologist to process your emotions.
  • Learn from your mistakes. Once you’ve diffused the emotion from the situation, take a close look at your business – can you identify any mistakes? Keep in mind, it might actually be a combination of things, and they may not be super obvious. For example, perhaps there were some business blind spots or you were always chasing shiny new objects. Maybe your failed business was just missing a few entrepreneurial talents, like not taking action on ideas or a lack of focus on the financials. Now is a good time to work these out and you can find out your unique entrepreneurial strengths and weaknesses here.
  • Take a break. Not from work necessarily, but you might like to hit pause on creating your next business, and instead work for someone who inspires you. Or, if you’re not in the position to shuffle jobs, simply find a mentor who can get you back in the business mindset. Whatever it is, find a way to take the pressure off and reset so you can see the bigger picture and think about your next move.
  • Start dreaming up your next opportunity. When former Telstra Businesswoman of the Year Nyree Corby’s first business failed and went into receivership, she didn’t lose hope. Instead she saw a gap in the market around women’s online fashion and got serious about raising capital to start her next business. The result? A company that has experienced 400% growth year-on-year.
  • Keep an ideas bank. Play a game with yourself where you try to come up with at least three new ideas every day. They don’t have to be business ideas and they don’t even have to be good! The key is that you can start to look at launching a businesses as an enjoyable ‘game’ to play (and one that you plan on winning!)

Ready to get back in the game? Start on the right foot by knowing your strengths and start dreaming of your next big move.

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Your recommended programs include:

Big Picture Thinker

Inspire yourself and others to see the bigger picture! Increase your comfort and use of abstract and strategic thinking to gain a broader perspective in work and life. Big picture thinking is key in communication, leadership, businesses, selling, marketing, and situations where you need to get the gist of things quickly.

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Goal Catcher

Inspire yourself and others to see and achieve grand visions and goals. A focus on goals is especially helpful for inspirational leaders, starting your own business, impactful communication, or for achieving awesome outcomes at work and in life.

5 - 15 minutes
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8 weeks

Personal Power

In this high impact eight week program Coach Marlee will help you increase your comfort and confidence to be in positions of influence and leadership, navigate organizational politics and also help you develop greater confidence to compete and influence at the top of your industry or field.

5 - 15 minutes
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8 weeks

Start Fast

Close the gap between your great ideas and starting them. Energy and drive for starting is key for inventing new things, starting businesses, selling, marketing, socializing or in situations where you need to think on your feet.

5 - 15 minutes
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8 weeks

Trust Your Gut Feel

Explore, strengthen and stand by what you believe in at work and in life. Trust in your ‘gut feel’ and point of view is especially helpful for influencing, starting your own business, having your personal needs met and for living an authentic and meaningful life.

5 - 15 minutes
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8 weeks

Vital Wellbeing

In this high impact nine week program Coach Marlee will help you to increase your energy, vitality and general wellbeing while also helping you to break through self sabotage and develop life long skills for emotional resilience and self-esteem. Enjoy weekly cutting edge science backed wellbeing resources from both Marlee and our wellbeing partner Blisspot.

5 - 15 minutes
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