Embracing failure as part of your blogging or work from home journey is a terribly difficult lesson. But Holly says “the fastest way to knowledge is through failure.”
Holly Homer shares her mantra of “Fail Often and Fail Big” in this podcast with Tim Melanson from Work @ Home RockStar.
“Sometimes we love something so much that we let it suck the life out of us and we have to figure out a way to say goodbye to it. Because when we say goodbye, good things happen.”
Holly shares what she has learned about embracing failure publicly. With 3 million Facebook followers on just the Quirky Mama Facebook page, it is really not possible to fail privately. But Holly talks about the surprising realization that discussing her own failures publicly has endeared her to followers.
“We live in such a glossy world… but people are really searching for absolute truth, for authenticity. If you can cut through that with a real story, there is an instant connection there.”
Topics covered in this podcast are:
How Holly got started (1:30)
How does she make money with her blog? (4:50)
The importance of authenticity (9:15)
When to bring other people on your team (10:00)
How to utilize leverage; what are your employees getting out of working for you? (15:30)
The importance of keeping people informed of the bigger picture (18:00)
You don’t want to be the boss you tried to get away from and why you must allow people to shine! (18:45)
The importance of knowing your business, even the stuff you need help with or to hand off (21:50)
Holly’s habits for success (29:45)
Plus, much more!
Cynthia is a writer, photographer, and recipe developer. She was in corporate marketing for 15 years before leaving it to focus on family. She started blogging as a way to nourish the desire to work while balancing the joys and duties that come with having more kids than hands. She is married to an aerospace engineer who likes to man the grill and has 3 daughters – a teenager and two toddlers. Follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter.
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