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Rolling With The Punches: Dealing With Failure In Seven Steps - Breaking The Wheel
Failure is a fact of life. And the more you try to push the boundaries – of your abilities, or your career, or anything else – the higher the probability of failure. There is no inoculation against it. Sooner or later you are going to fall right on your ass. You can’t stop it from happening, but you can control how you respond to it. Here’s my script. A Real Shot In The Nuts A few months back, a friend asked if I wanted to be in the running for the Executive Producer role at a pretty prestigious studio, working directly with a very prominent creative director (as in you’ve heard of him/her). It was a massive, super exciting opportunity, so I said shit yeah. I passed the first Skype interview. Then I passed the second (this time with said creative director). A couple weeks later, I was flown out for[...]