I have founded and co-founded several businesses and they all exist in some form today. However, each has under performed at times due to the failure in my leadership. I choose to view my failures as learning opportunities, so I guess I learn something every day. I live by the motto that if you’re not growing, you’re dying. I have certainly had to shrink in order to grow on more than one occasion.

I have also lived by the adage that there is no problem more sales can’t fix. Of course, sales won’t fix everything, but it has served as a helpful guidepost in my journey. Every startup has been much more difficult than expected and initially less successful than anticipated. Some might have chosen to quit in these trying business situations. Although painful at times, we reallocated resources in order to avoid collapse.

Security Businesses

  • Unknowingly Loaning Money to a Man on the Verge of Bankruptcy 1992
  • Slowness to Pivot and Deploy Resources from Broadcast Division to Security Division 1992 – 1996
  • Manufacturer Relations in 1992 – 2002
  • Losing Key Personnel to Competitors 1996 -2000
  • Inability to Foster Teamwork in Management 1998 – 2000

Any advice for entrepreneurs struggling with failure?

  • Power of With: 1 + 1 = 3
  • Ditch the Doubters
  • Be Yourself
  • Weaknesses Waste Time
  • Do What You Love
  • Throw a party where people love to come…Have Fun!
  • Focus on What You Control
  • Yes if….anything is possible if you do enough of the little things
  • Celebrate Commitment over Talent

If you were to give your 30 year old self advice, what would it be?

  • Get a dedicated personal assistant
  • Buy Apple Stock
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“You can’t have any successes unless you can accept failure.” ~George Cukor
“Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure… it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.” ~Robert Schuller
“I failed my way to success.” ~Thomas Edison
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~Thomas Edison
~“The better a man is, the more mistakes he will make, for the more new things he will try.” ~Peter Drucker
“Life’s real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up.” ~Anonymous
“Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.” ~John Dewey
“In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.” ~Anthony D’Angelo
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” ~Henry Ford
“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.” ~Abraham Lincoln
“The only real failure in life is one not learned from.” ~Anthony J. D’Angelo
“The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.” ~Elbert Hubbard
“The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.” ~Napoleon Hill
“The only time you mustn’t fail is the last time you try.” ~Charles F. Kettering
“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ~Albert Einstein
“There are two kinds of people in this world: those who want to get things done, and those who don’t want to make mistakes.” ~John Maxwell
“I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is a step forward.” ~Thomas A. Edison
“My reputation grows with every failure.” ~George Bernard Shaw
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” ~Winston Churchill
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