It’s been said that fear of failure is fear of growth. It can be pretty painful when things don’t go as planned, but I am thankful for everything that I learn every single time I fail and I wouldn't trade that wisdom for the world.
I heard on a podcast recently that most actors have to go to 100s of auditions to get one yes. That is 99 nos and a lot of people give up. UNLESS - you count every no as one no closer to that one yes. Can you imagine that mindset shift? You go to an audition, you pour your heart out and you get your 89th - ‘no, sorry we don’t think you are right for this role.’ Instead of being discouraged you are encouraged - SWEET - 89 nos - I am getting that much closer to the yes. And you are - because you learned something new in those 89 experiences. I am constantly getting nos - learning and failing - failing and learning and I know (or I hope) that is getting me this much closer to my big YES. I don’t even think of it as failing any more - just trying something new that didn’t work.
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned by failing at something? I’d love if you joined the conversation on our Facebook Page. Leave your insight in a comment here so we can all learn together!
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When Mike and I first opened Wilcox Wellness & Fitness, we worked intensively with our business advisor through CEI (supported by the Small Business Administration). Tom was amazing for us - 1 part business advisor, 2 parts marriage counselor, and 100% amazing.
When Allison was in the process of evaluating our franchise offering, we recommended that she find her local CEI office and get connected with an advisor.
Opening a new business is one of the scariest things anyone will ever do. It takes guts. It takes courage. And it takes a lot of faith.
Allison's advisor, Brad helped her evaluate the numbers so she could make the best decision possible. As Allison said in this article, “This is the scariest thing I’ve ever done. CEI’s help gave me confidence in the numbers. Every time I feel that entrepreneurial dilemma, I go back to the numbers,”
I (we) are so thankful for the incredible free resource of CEI that we have in this great state to support small business. We would not be here today without you. Thank you, CEI!
If anyone is interested in starting a new business and wants to hear more about our experience, please don't hesitate to reach out. There are so many great resources that are 100% invested in your success.
CEI wrote an incredible article on the Allison's story - click here to read on.
WILCOX Brunswick has launched their new training program with Training for a Cause - free group training sessions (with a donation to MidCoast Humane). Through this process, they have raised over $700 to support the organization.
CONGRATULATIONS Allison, Paul, and Tennyson on making such a great impact so early in your local community.
Click here to learn more about Training for a Cause in Brunswick, Maine.
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In just 2 short weeks we will be open for PRIME TIME in Brunswick, Maine! So very exciting and it feels surreal.
The amount of work that goes into franchising a business is pretty incredible but it will all be worth it! We had such an awesome visit with the whole family in Brunswick on New Years Eve. Our son, Hazen who is 4 and our daughter, Brooklyn who is 1 year and 5 days joined us for a visit.
The gym is coming together nicely. Allison and her team have done an incredible job getting set up. Brunswick, Maine - you are in for a treat!
I couldn't help myself, I also did a little video walk through...
MaineBiz stopped in and did an awesome article on the opening of our Brunswick location.
Read the entire article here!
Final touches are being put on the gym this week. Next week we have all the Brunswick trainers in Bangor for training.
THEN the week of January 14th we will be hosting 20 FREE training sessions in Brunswick. Be sure to get registered HERE:
It's happening! It's going to be awesome.
We are beyond excited for the impact Wilcox Wellness & Fitness will have in Brunswick.
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