Blog Category: failure

Don't Say You Are An Entrepreneur

I stopped sleeping for fifteen years the first day I left my full-time job to go to my own business, which had been operating already for 18 months. I worked all day…

I stopped sleeping for fifteen years the first day I left my full-time job to go to my own business, which had been operating already for 18 months. I worked all day at my full-time job and then all night at company, along with my dozen or so employees. I stopped having friends for at […]

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Learning to Fly

A friend of mine is in jail. Again. I’m going to go visit him. I don’t know the full story yet. I know he’s very upset. At me. Which is unfortunate. In…

A friend of mine is in jail. Again. I’m going to go visit him. I don’t know the full story yet. I know he’s very upset. At me. Which is unfortunate. In court, when they sentenced him, he called jail “Club Fed” and I wrote about it so they showed the judge the article. The […]

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Why Do Some People Always Succeed In Life?

“Why Do Some People Always Succeed?” someone asked me. There’s pain baked into the question. This a question wrapped around a question. The inside of the question is: “Why do I often…

“Why Do Some People Always Succeed?” someone asked me. There’s pain baked into the question. This a question wrapped around a question. The inside of the question is: “Why do I often fail?”. Those people who ALWAYS succeed…it seems wrong. How did they get that way? It seems creepy. I’ve finally been given permission (there […]

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How To Not Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

I met a girl in a bar. Which is the first and only time I had ever done that. She said, “try this”. It was a drink. I tried it. We ordered…

I met a girl in a bar. Which is the first and only time I had ever done that. She said, “try this”. It was a drink. I tried it. We ordered two more. Then two more. Then two more. then two more. I went to the urine-stenched bathroom. I came back. She was kissing […]

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10 Things The Aliens Forgot To Tell Us When They Left Us Here

I wish someone had told me all of this when I was 15. I would NOT have joined that cult. I wish someone had told me all of these things when I…

I wish someone had told me all of this when I was 15. I would NOT have joined that cult. I wish someone had told me all of these things when I was 30. I would not have read all of those BS self-help books. People have a hard enough time helping their “self”, let […]

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Is Failure Good?

Failure is not good. Failure is the worst thing possible. You feel sick. You feel like you’re going to die. You feel like if you don’t die you might kill yourself. There…

Failure is not good. Failure is the worst thing possible. You feel sick. You feel like you’re going to die. You feel like if you don’t die you might kill yourself. There is absolutely nothing good about failure. And there’s nothing you can pretend to learn from failure. Lately, we’ve been living in the Golden […]

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Suicide, and 13 Other Ways to Deal with Failure

I’m really scared to stand in one place in Grand Central. Because then you hear all the people who are doomed rushing around you.  But that’s where I was yesterday.  Two older…

I’m really scared to stand in one place in Grand Central. Because then you hear all the people who are doomed rushing around you.  But that’s where I was yesterday.  Two older guys in suits, red and brown ties, gray hair, glasses, balding, big noses, big guts, walking faster than they normally walk so they […]

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