Turning Failures Into Business Opportunities

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Failure in business takes a lot of energy to get past, unless you have the mindset to flip the script and turn those failures into business opportunities. 

It’s true that most people don’t like failure. What makes the difference is knowing how to turn failure into a future advantage or business opportunities. Failure is information.

Your very own Sales Maven, Nikki Rausch, is here to offer tips, techniques, and strategies to master your sales conversations. Discover methods to place yourself in the position to thrive in business and produce true value for your audience. Today, enjoy a solo episode as Nikki shares examples of failure, including her own experience, and what strategies help entrepreneurs turn failures into a business opportunities on this episode of the Sales Maven Show.

After being asked a question on a panel Nikki says she became inspired to explore today’s topic. The question revolves around an example of a failure the panelists had in business, what did they learn, and how did they get through that failure. Nikki decides to share failures in business in hopes to give ideas on how to handle these types of situations.

Listen to Nikki transparently tell her story of failure that became part of her growth opening up business opportunities as an entrepreneur, and other stories sure to inspire a new take on failure.

In today’s episode you can expect to hear tips on receiving unfavorable feedback, dealing with feedback that touches on topics you may have sensitivity towards, and strategies of how to use failure as a boost to your business. Nikki emphasizes taking responsibility in situations, while also thinking ahead to predict what you can do differently next time. Learn to shift your experiences into business opportunities you can use as you move your life forward.

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In This Episode:

[00:42] – Welcome, and thank you for listening!

[02:17] – Nikki explains why she decided to share this business failure that she rarely talks about.

[04:02] – Then, listen to Nikki set the stage for her story. This story takes place in the first couple months of starting her business at a speaking gig.

[06:13] – Nikki says the presentations had a rough start for the set up, but the audience loved the content.

[09:04] – Next, Nikki describes what shocked her after a great time presenting at the event. There are two shocks that come one after the other.

[11:24] – What are Nikki’s thoughts on the unfavorable feedback given about her time at the event?

[13:34] – Then, Nikki talks through her response to the feedback. Why does she consider this a failure?

[16:00] – How did Nikki get herself into a more positive mindset?

[17:50] – Nikki provides examples of how to avoid an unfavorable situation from repeating itself.

[20:12] – Know how to make your situation work. What can you do to take more ownership in your situations?

[23:02] – Nikki goes into another example of a person she helped deal with unfavorable feedback.

[25:08] – What did Nikki say to help this person who felt conflicted with feedback?

[27:15] – When taking feedback, think about who is giving the information. Nikki also warns about when feedback is not useful.

[29:26] – Decide how much access you’re going to let people have to you.

[32:21] – Here are two questions to ask yourself to be grounded when facing failure and feedback.

[33:48] – Thank you for listening. Nikki is so grateful you are here!


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