The Profitability Of Facing My Failure

Posted July 8, 2012

Just about a year ago, I fell flat on my face with a product launch for my business and quite frankly it hurt! It didn’t hurt my wallet, because I pulled the plug on it before I lost significant amounts of money but . . . It hurt my ego like you wouldn’t believe! I … continue reading »

The Problem With Being Able To Take A Punch

Posted January 9, 2012

The problem with “being able to take a punch” is that its also the definition of a “punching bag” Sometimes that sets you up for repeated beatings! There’s nothing admirable about that . . . don’t kid yourself! Instead, be able to take that punch but know why you were punched in the first place. … continue reading »

When The Student Is Ready . . .

Posted January 2, 2012

The “Teacher” appears. The “teacher” can be an actual person who can help you and . . . it can also be something that people miss all the time . . . Our willingness to accept a lesson. Perhaps a lesson we’ve heard many times but we simply weren’t ready . . . To ACCEPT … continue reading »

Don’t Get Frustrated . . . Get Excited!

Posted November 6, 2011

There’s a story about Edison  that’s worth repeating. While Edison was trying to invent the light bulb, rumor has it that the more he failed, the more excited he became. In fact, once he failed a few thousand times he became really excited. I know  . . . How nutty is that? I’m thinking that … continue reading »

The Finality Of Failure . . .

Posted October 4, 2011

The Finality Of Failure . . . Is a career limiting misunderstanding. There is no finality to failure. Failure often gives us a needed tap on the shoulder  and . . . Failure can present a path that previously flew under our radar Failure often serves up lessons that prove more valuable in the long … continue reading »

3 Lessons From My Business That Failed!

Posted July 19, 2011

So if you read my post yesterday, it was about the lessons I learned with the start up of my sales training company. All in all, it was the happy story I like to tell. Today, I want to tell you the story that isn’t so fun to tell. In 1995 I lost my business, … continue reading »

What’s Your Value When You Fail?

Posted April 28, 2011

In this week’s 2 minute tip I share with you a great way of understanding your worth as human being . . . even when you aren’t quite feeling it! Podcast Powered By Podbean Download this episode (right click and save) To learn more about how you can hire Paul Castain as your coach . . … continue reading »

The Point Of Success . . .

Posted March 25, 2011

I was listening to the audio version of Seth Godin’s new book Poke The Box when he said something that really hit home for me. He went off script and talked about the many business failures he’s had and even made a reference to having to eat Mac n Cheese because of money being tight. … continue reading »

Rethinking The Lemons To Lemonade Thing

Posted October 24, 2010

There’s nothing worse than getting a groin kick from life and then having someone regurgitate some positive thinking cliché ad nauseam. You know: “You gotta make the most of it” “Somebody has a case of the ‘Mondays’” Note: I hope nobody actually says that but wasn’t that a cool scene in Office Space? “You have … continue reading »

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