By f-word I mean FAILURE.
(What did you think I meant?)
Failure is not my friend.
I don’t like failure.
I LOVE it.
And you should, too.
I first met and fell in love with Failure in the early ’90s, when I got into the real estate business. Back then the market was tough. Really tough. And I was a 20-year-old kid with no experience, no clientele and no credibility while trying to make my mark.
Heck, I wasn’t even old enough to drink. I needed guidance. So when I went to my first seminar, I asked the lecturer to lunch. I wanted to get his best tip for being successful in real estate.
“Go fail.” “
Huh?” was my reply.
He elaborated, “Go fail—a lot—and fast.”
I said, “Hey, man (language of a 20-year-old), I thought the whole idea of success was to avoid failure.”
“Quite the opposite,” he replied.
Then he recited a quote by Tom Watson of IBM: “The key to success is read more »