Although ‘Failure’ is not a comfortable subject, there is so much to be learned by those who will embrace the lessons available from what is an inevitable part of our life journey. In fact, a quote from Thomas Watson Sr, claims that “If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.”
Through failure we come face to face with who we are and what we are capable of achieving. It is an opportunity to learn and changes our perspective on the world, allows us to grow and take responsibility for our lives and our circle of influence.
Failure, along with other life-changing events such as severe illness, natural disasters and personal attacks, are the scary defining moments in our lives that we get to take as opportunities to choose where we will go from that point on; to be victims or victors. The choice to shrink back in fear is always there, as is the fighting will to thrive, survive and emerge with a new life that is artfully created in the style we now define having learnt from the lessons of our own failure, regardless what that failure was.
Any audience that has mature people ready to take responsibility for the mistakes they have made in their lives, or the consequence of other people’s mistakes or failures, and ready to explore how to overcome them, will be responsive to this talk.
The audience will be aware of
- the types and cause of failure
- why we fail in spite of our intention to succeed
- the social stigma of failure
- how to draw lessons from failure
- avoiding the draining issue of blame
- the inner mind game of overcoming failure
- how to craft an Artful comeback from failure
Type of talk
Keynote (45 mins) or shorter talk. A workshop is also available on request.
R4,500 to R2,500 depending on length of talk and event, organization and destination.
Charlotte Kemp is a professional Speaker and a member of both Toastmasters and the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa. She owns her own training company, Niche Training and Development, and a strategy company called Social Media Solutions. She is also a published writer and has published a book on the subject of her business failure titled “I’m not Afraid of the ‘F’ Word. 50 Lessons Learned on the Way to Business Failure.”
Charlotte Kemp can be contacted by clicking here or at 082 491 9252. She is available to speak nationally, subject to timing.