Fail To Learn: Teaching stories from business, sales, marketing, coaching, blogging, freelance, & entrepreneurs.
By Matt Fox: Entrepreneur, Business, Sales & Marketing Strategist, and Blogger
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Success is found on a path of mistakes. Matt Fox, from FrictionFreeSales.com, talks with those who have found success so you can learn from their mistakes, and failures. You'll discover you're not alone on your path to business success. You'll find new insights that will help you grow your business. Past guests who've shared their business mistakes include: Ben Settle, Jon Nastor, Jim Keenan, Nate Kontny, Dov Gordon, Jason Leister, Mike Vardy,Tony Stubblebine, Tim Brownson, Barry Moore, Zephan Blaxberg, Nicholas Kusmich, Adam Franklin, Mike Vardy, Steli Efti, among others. Marketing, business, automation, coaching, freelance, sales, entrepreneurs, outsourcing, selling, search engine optimization, building authority and trust, social media, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Podcasting, eBooks, online marketing, productivity, management, leadership and more to help you better understand yourself, your business, and truly prosper and avoid failure.
||CleanFtL 52: How A Tax Coach's Business Succeeded Despite The Odds||Diane Gardner, certified tax coach, shares the struggles and mistakes she made when starting her business||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 51: Everybody Wants To Rule The World||Jennifer Briney from The Congressional Dish shares her past mistakes and her insights into the world of politics||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 50: Routine Is A Sign Of Success||Kevin Donlin shares his struggle to become a copywriting and marketing||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 49: How Do You Decide To Close Your Business?||Jim Palmer shares how he and his partner made the smart decision to cut their loss fast||11/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 48: Your Most Important Negotiations Will Be With The People Closest To You with Kwame Christian||Negotiation expert, Kwame Christian, shares he negotiation tips and how it's difficult to negotiate with those closest to you||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 47: Employee Relationships And The Challenges They Cause with Jessica Rhodes||Jessica Rhodes shares the troubles she faced when an employee had more control of the business than Jessica wanted.||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 46: You Discover Your True Friends On The Way Down||Steve Rodgers, from The Alchemy Advisors, shares his story of being fired as CEO of the 5th largest real estate brokerage in America.||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 45: The Challenges Don’t Go Away, They Just Get Different with Anthony Lee||Anthony Lee lost all his savings trading, then stumbled upon a way to sell products through Amazon. And it change his life.||10/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 44: The 2 Communication Mistakes You’re Making At Work, And How To Fix Them||How do you know if you were effectively communicating?||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 43: From Dream Job, To A Hospital Bed, To A Business On His Own Terms||How Max Rouzier, from That Man Max!, survived and built his thriving business||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 42: Cheap Pricing Disaster Shows You How To Raise Your Prices, And Keep Clients||Joe Kashurba shares his story about lowering prices to get business, and it led to disaster.||9/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 41: Personal Training Business Setback Leads To Technology Breakthrough with David Pitts||David Pitts built his personal training business with manual client contact, and burned out. Then he changed everything and flourished.||9/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 40: Misunderstanding Willpower||How we misunderstand willpower and how to strengthen your willpower||8/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 39: Why Most Business Ideas Fail, And What You Can Do About It||I share why most business and marketing fails and what you need to do to change the odds||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 38: Matt McWilliams Shares The Best Business Advice He's Received||Affiliate manager, Matt McWilliams shares his struggles and the best advice he received about his business||8/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 37: Want To Grow Your Service Business? Document Your Procedures Now with Carey Green||Carey Green shares how he was fired by a client because he didn't have processes documented||7/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 36: Why It's Okay To Turn Away Business With Dan Crask||Dan Crask, from Brand Shepherd, shares his story and why you need to tell a client, "No"||7/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 35: How Failing At Sales Taught Ian Brodie How To Sell More Effectively||Ian Brodie couldn't make it selling and discovered a way that was able to get him in front of prospects that worked to make sales.||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 34: David Marquet Shares Surprising Leadership Secrets: Create Instant Results While Establishing A Long-Term Legacy||David Marquet, author of Turn The Ship Around, shares the leadership secrets he learned as captain of the USS Santa Fe||7/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 33: How A Professional Drummer Beat Business Odds By Playing To His Market’s Rhythm - Nate Smith||How Nate Smith went from being a drummer, to launching his business, to marketing wizard.||6/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 32: Lame Hiring Process Caused Regret And Slowed Growth At Copy Hackers, And What They Did To Fix It||Joanna Wiebe from CopyHackers.com shares how she fixed her hiring problems.||6/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 31: How Keenan Learned What's Not Taught, Through Trial And Error||Jim Keenan, from A Sales Guy, shares his struggles and failures that led to where he is today.||6/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 30: You Have To Be Prepared For Things To Go Wrong||Public speaking coach Amber Wright shares a couple disasters and what she learned from them||6/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 29: The Successful Mistake Of Matthew Turner||Matthew Turner's shares the story about his failed crowdfunding campaign||5/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 28: Why Your Default Should Be "No" with Jon Nastor||Jon Nastor from Hack The Entrepreneur and The Showrunner shares his business failure story, and some big news.||5/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 27: How To Make The Critical Shift From Creator Mindset To Marketer Mindset with Ravi Jayagopal||Ravi Jayagopal from Subscribe Me podcast and Digital Access Pass shares how he went from nothing to everything||5/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 26: Turnkey Business Opportunities Fail Too, With Ryan Healy||Ryan Healy discovers that investing in a turnkey business opportunity wasn't what it seems.||5/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 25: Chris Johnson On Integrity, Moral, And Business Failures||Chris Johnson, from Simplifilm, shares his story and thoughts on integrity and the many ways we fail ourselves and others.||4/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 24: What Business Are We In And Where Are We Going?||Roger Dooley shares his story about a bad business partnership that went sour when they didn't ask basic questions||4/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFtL 23: Steli Efti’s Stunning Start Up Struggles And How It Shaped His Character Today||Steli Efti from Close.io shares what he learned when his first business failed||4/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 22: Why It Takes Guts To Be Ash Ambirge||Ash Ambirge from The Middle Finger Project shares the struggle she went through before everything took off||4/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 21: How Ben Settle Paid The Cost To Be The Boss||Ben Settle failed in MLM, selling, and struggled to get to where he is today.||3/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 20: Slow Growth Wasn’t The Goal Of ActiveCampaign’s CEO But, In Hindsight, It Was The Right Thing To Do||Jason VandeBoom, CEO and founder of ActiveCampaign shares the struggle they went through when transitioning||3/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 19: We Had A Great Team, And A Bad Business Model with Adam Franklin||Adam Franklin shares how BlueWire Media evolved from an agency into the business he runs today||3/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 18: David Nihill’s Fear Of Public Speaking Lead Him To Discover Comedy Insights You Can Use To Captivate Your Audience||David Nihill’s Fear Of Public Speaking Lead Him To Discover Comedy Insights You Can Use To Captivate Your Audience||3/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 17: How Scott Oldford Went From $726,000 In Debt To Infinite Possibilities||Scott Oldford went from success, to deep debt and failures, to success again||3/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 16: Life Changing Story Creates A Story Coach Success||Lisa Bloom shares her story and how she changed it because what her previous story didn't fit||3/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 15: Is There A Success Club?||Shannon Hansen shares his story about his long struggle before he found a business that worked||2/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 14: Facebook Advertising Genius, After Learning Some Brutal Truths About Life And Business||Nicholas Kusmich shares his failures and why transparency is so important now||2/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 13: What Would Happen If You Left Your Business To Travel For A Month?||Zephan Blaxberg shares what happened to his business when he took a month to travel.||2/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 12: Coach.me Startup Founder Discovers Revenue Model After Losing Cash For Years||How Tony Stubblebine went from losing money to a revenue generating startup||2/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 11: Frank Bria - Scaling Your Business When You Realize You’re Not Scalable||Scaling Your Business When You Realize You’re Not Scalable||2/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 10: Dov Gordon On Mental Toughness, Hero Worship, and Perseverance||How Dov Gordon was able to persevere and succeed||2/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 9: Justin Krane-Financial Planner Misses Message To Market With New Product||Financial Planner Misses Message To Market With New Product||2/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 8: Joey Bridges Small Business Facing Financial Failure Turns It Around In 60 Days||Small Business Facing Financial Failure Turns It Around In 60 Days||2/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 7: Mike Vardy Shares How To Be More Productive And Build Habits As Your Business Evolves||How To Be More Productive And Build Habits As Your Business Evolves||1/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 6: Jason Leister on How To Build Your Platform And Get Paid For Being You||FtL 6: Jason Leister on How To Build Your Platform And Get Paid For Being You||1/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 5: Barry Moore Discovers Tiny Niche Market & Quick Product To Market Brings Success Out Of Disaster||Tiny Niche Market & Quick Product To Market Brings Success Out Of Disaster||1/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 4: Nathan Kontny-Startup Founder Flounders And Discovers Critical Key To Solving Customer's Problems||Nathan Kontny-Startup Founder Flounders And Discovers Critical Key To Solving Customer's Problems||1/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFtL 3: Tim Brownson-The Life Coach Who Learned A Huge Life Lesson In Business||Tim Brownson-The Life Coach Who Learned A Huge Life Lesson In Business||1/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 2: Donnie Bryant-Freelance Copywriter Painfully Discovers What Happens When You Neglect Your Own Marketing||Donnie Bryant-Freelance Copywriter Painfully Discovers What Happens When You Neglect Your Own Marketing||1/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFtL 1: Welcome to Fail To Learn with Matt Fox||The business podcast for the sales or marketing pro, a solo-preneur, entrepreneur, coach, or freelancer||1/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Love the concept!!
Too often we hear about the things that worked, but not about the things that didn't. Can't wait to hear some of the setbacks of your guests and how they overcame them and excelled. Looking forwrad to more form this podcast.
Studying only success is silly
You can learn a lot from watching successful people "do their thing." You can learn just as much from watching people make mistakes. Where did things start to crumble? What were the signs? How close am I to making those same blunders?
And how does one stage a triumphant comeback?
Matt has done the business world a humongous service by reminding us that we need to look at both sides of the coin. Failure is largely ignored or glossed over, and by exploring that topic -- along with entrepreneurs who are courageous enough to talk about their gaffes -- we uncover invaluable lessons for life and business.
Plus, these interviews are fun to listen to! Matt is a great interrogator and his guests so far have been outstanding, authentic and inspiring.
I'll be listening to this podcast without fail!
“Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.” -Otto Von Bismarck
"A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether." -Roy H. Williams
The Fail to Learn Podcast will save you from becoming a fool!
I'm financially independent, but the majority of my life looks like failure. It's downright ugly! If I had a podcast like this to listen to I wouldn't have been such an idiot.
This Podcast will help you prepare for the worst, but hope for the best. It will help you to see that everything in business is a test. Some things work and some don't.
Thanks Matt for bringing this valuable Podcast to the entrepreneurial community.