Festival of Failure

Last night we hosted the Festival of Failure at our beautiful Beehive office in Bendigo.

What does it mean to fail? That you are a loser? That you should give up and go home?

Not at all! Failure means you have tried something new, probably bold, possibly exciting. And yeah, you might not have got it right first time, but how common are holes-in-one…? Failure means you pushed yourself – to try something new, to be better than you currently are, to create and shape the future.

What about successful people? Do they ever fail? You betcha! And they will tell you that failure is full of valuable lessons that, if we listen, learn and apply, give us the experience, the knowledge and the platform to succeed. It is in failing that we learn how to improve. Success and failure go hand-in-hand. We hear about the successes, but who ever tells us about their epic failures?

In this event, some of the most successful business people in Bendigo share their war stories, their monumental mess-ups and their epic failures – and how these contributed to them being the person they are today.