Failure Archives - Ed Carcarey

No Excuses

27.12.2016
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I used to have personalized license plates on my car. The two words I wanted were already taken so I had to be creative. The DMV finally agreed on this version: NOXQZIZ

Any idea what it says? Most people did not get it at first and they came up with a lot of really creative but wrong answers.

NO EXCUSES. I wanted that on my plates to remind me every day that if it was going to be it was up to me.

I have a terrible habit of making excuses. If we ranked all of the bad […]

Cellulite on the Brain

29.11.2016
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I remember the first time someone noticed I had cellulite on my thighs. It was crushing! My legs were my pride and joy. I had spent years in the gym working on them to prepare for what I thought would be a life of playing Professional Football.

 

My dream of playing Professional Football ended when I was 26 years old, and so did my workouts. The only problem was my appetite stayed the same but my action decreased to almost nothing!

When you consume more calories than you burn off each day, eventually you get cellulite […]

Rejection is a great teacher and a great motivator!  

22.11.2016
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I remember my first sales job like it was yesterday. It was almost 30 years ago and I had just gotten out of the military. The only company that would hire me with no skills was a small Spanish radio station.

 

The GM hired me on the spot because they needed a white guy to call on English-speaking businesses.

They were even more desperate than I was! On my first day, they handed me a stack of business cards with the person’s name they had just fired on them and told me to write my […]

How to Fail in Business!

20.09.2016
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I joke with my wife that one day I will write a book titled, “How to Fail in Business,” because of all the different and unique ways we have found to derail our success! Here is a small list of How to Fail in Business:

Don’t have OR listen to Mentors. In my first business, I not only did not have mentors (Ego was TOO BIG) but I was also completely ignorant and foolish to some of the simplest business practices. I used to throw away every invoice and bill after I paid it because I thought the check […]