What is a FailurePreneur?
That is a really good question, a question that to answer, has taken me down many paths. Hey, Guys! I'm MK, and this is where I will document my journey from inexperienced in ALL THINGS online to an online Professional, whatever that is;)
A few years ago I was wondering around Barnes & Noble in Orem, Utah. My favorite past time when I'm there in Utah visiting Family is wondering around Book Stores and Art Galleries. I picked up a book meant for “dummies” about ways to make money online. I read the hell out of it! I told myself I was going to try all of the methods in that book. I thought
“if only I knew just a little more about ways to make money online.”
That thought launched my quest to consume book after book, website after website about “ways to make money online,” “ways to make money from home,” and all the usual suspects in the home based startup genre.
I wish I could say it was at this point that I focused, formulated a plan and pushed forward to take meaningful action. It was not. In an attempt to get this whole online startup thing right I wasted time looking (procrastinating) for more and more information before I felt comfortable taking action. I chased “opportunity” after “opportunity” which ended up only being
It was not. In an attempt to get this whole online startup thing right I wasted time looking (procrastinating) for more and more information before I felt comfortable taking action. I chased “opportunity” after “opportunity” which ended up only being Shiny objects that I was chasing. They were distractions, plain and simple. I was a consumer, not a producer.
I spent over $10,000.00 in one year alone (with ZERO return) just on loads of “tools” for automation, instant website builders, email responders, etc. I spent thousands more for online training from platforms like Coursera, Udemy, Skillshare, and even some fly by night “Guru Marketers.” Don't get me wrong, I learned a quite a bit, but I was not implementing these ideas and newly acquired tools, I was just collecting business theories. I spent more time looking for tools that would give me the shortcut to “$1,000 a day with only 15 minutes of work!” that I kept hearing about.
That “shortcut,” the secret to making millions online with little effort, it doesn't exist, at least not at first and not for me. I realized the only way forward was through. If I couldn't shortcut my way to wealth, I was going to grind; I was going to
at least not at first and not for me. I realized the only way forward was through. If I couldn't shortcut my way to wealth, I was going to grind; I was going to FAIL my way forward, I was going to pick a path and focus on that until it gave up the ghost or I did. I was going to go about achieving success in a “Wizard of Menlo Park” kind of way, getting through what didn't work to get to what did. I guess you could even say it's a quasi Kaizen/Stoic philosophy of continuous improvement, continuous progress despite setbacks.
Success through failure!?
Everywhere we look these days we can find some motivational speaker, Deca-Millionaire or Tech Billionaire talk about their failures and setbacks to achieve success. So much talk is dedicated to things like
Fail early, often and forward breaking things along the way.
While many of these people are indeed successful and indeed overcame obstacles along the way, their actual path to success is vague and undocumented until they “arrive.”
Make no mistake; MY AIM IS TEN FIGURES. When I create and share enough value to reap the benefits of being a Billionaire, it will only be the result of relentless, determined attention and focus over the entirety of my life. I will never stop, ever.
What I will do is share what works, what doesn't review it and share my thoughts along this journey. I'm not special, unique or especially talented. I'm just another guy. Perhaps a guy with illusions of grandeur but we all need a vice right. Follow along with me, at worst you'll have a laugh about my shortfalls, but at best, well, you'll observe what works on the journey of the FAILUREPRENEUR to success.