Approach risks with a business mindset to fail fast and learn faster
This talk on resilience and how to deal with failure gives audience members the tools needed to create a winning mindset and to remove the negative emotions attached to failure.
Failure is a natural part of business and life. It’s how we deal with the failure that ultimately sets us up for success.
Delivered in person in Australia or via Zoom to any audience in the world, ‘Failproof Future’ can be delivered as a short speech, keynote or workshop at your next event.
"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm"
The Bald Eagle is a symbol for power, strength, courage and success, yet few people know that a majority of their time is spent famished with failure. Indeed, when hunting, the eagle fails to catch their prey 90% of the time.
While this story is one of inspiration, it does little to comfort our bruised egos when we fall flat. Failure, at least to most of us, is more often experienced as a tsunami of uncomfortable thoughts and self-punishing emotions that lead us to hide at home and wallow in self-pity. (Enter Netflix and Uber Eats here).
Within the shame storm of failure, our mindsets equate the loss as evidence to quit. It triggers our inner critic to say "you see? I told you it wouldn't work!".
The single most important characteristic of accomplished people is not their ability to outwork their competitors, or remain stoic through storms, but rather a seemingly simple attribute: not giving up in the face of failure. Yet, even the words 'not giving up' (a critical ingredient of resilience) conjures images of 'chin up' and 'yes we can', erasing the hard truth that failure, hurts.
So the question really isn't about how to deal with failure, but rather, how to deal with the feelings that accompany failure.
Resilience for real people
Being resilient means that a person is able to bounce back after hardship quickly and efficiently, without negatively internalising the results of their efforts.
While resilience has only recently become popularised, its nature and construction has been studied for decades, showing that three components are required: self-efficacy, social support and a sense of belonging.
In this eye-opening talk, Dr Katherine guides her audience with a realistic, ready to rock approach to resilience. For those tired of being pretend heroes, Dr Katherine will demonstrate how to fail fast and learn even faster, bouncing back from failure and realigning to one's mission.
Your audience will rock a resilient mindset by:
Removing emotion from failure and approaching it with a business mindset
Avoiding the traps of comparison
Approaching tough situations with self-compassion superpowers
Creating a default plan to fail fast and learn faster using the Gartner Hype Cycle
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This topic can be delivered as a short talk or as part of a full day workshop. To enquire about the best mode of delivery, please book a discovery call below.