In today’s episode, we talk about failure as a creative. Is it always a bad thing thing to fail? And what lessons can we take away from failure? Without further ado, let’s get into the show.


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Show Notes for This Episode:

[1:00] The gang opens up the show and catches up with Dustin.
[2:00] Tom chats up a surprise that will be revealed next week.
[3:00] What springs to mind when you think of failure?
[4:00] Failure leaves scars but also a story to tell.
[5:00] Is life nothing more than a series of failures?
[6:00] Lisa believes the universe always has your back. So fail away!
[7:00] When it comes to failing, Dustin and Tom’s minds instantly think sex.
[8:00] Lisa talks about her early fails.
[9:00] Turning failures into strengths.
[10:00] Shooting video all day with record off! What?!
[11:00] Tom shares how excuses were his failure.
[12:00] The extreme excuses Tom used.
[13:00] The turning point for Tom. Get your act together!
[14:00] Dustin’s A-Ha! moment.
[15:00] Feeling like a loser and deciding to make a change.
[16:00] Lisa’s moment of clarity.
[18:20] Finding your way through life’s maze.
[19:20] Ian talks about how he was a DJ early on.
[20:10] Ian, the enigma wrapped in a mystery.
[21:30] The powerful decision to leave full time work for freelance.
[22:00] The Bill/Client ratio.
[23:30] Dealing with anxious feelings about the future.
[24:10] Waking up 30 and living with Grandma.
[25:00] Tom realizes a commonality between himself, Lisa, Ian and Dustin.
[26:00] Seeing your friends doing great when you are failing.
[27:00] Being a bottom feeder.
[28:00] Rice and Ramen days.
[29:00] There is no such thing as an overnight success.
[31:00] Some careers struggle with seeing a creative’s success.
[32:00] Dustin’s lawyers were shocked over his career.
[33:00] Ian admits money has never been his thing.
[34:00] Ian made lots of early mistakes.
[35:00] The $50 logo days.
[36:00] Never give up. Everyone has failing moments.
[37:00] Where success lives.
[38:00] And that’s a wrap!

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