You’ve probably been taught that making mistakes is not a good thing, and it’s probably made you feel pretty bad. Well, in this blog post, I want to talk to you about the absolute power of making mistakes.

Hey, there! It’s Billy once again with KeePon Cashflow. I’m here to share with you a number of different strategies and tips for how you can make more money, have more control over your free time, and ultimately live with less stress.
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But let’s get back to the subject for today. It’s about making mistakes. Those of us, like me, who are recovering perfectionists have been taught that mistakes are terrible. However, I’m here to tell you that, having made millions of mistakes myself, you, too, will be okay. You can actually learn a lot from making mistakes because there’s a lot of power in mistakes that will help you move forward even faster.

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Not too long ago, I had a chance to spend some extra time with my kids. I like to spend as much time with them as I can, as I’m a very busy father, husband, and corporate exec. But when I get time with my kids, I’m all in. So, we recently went to a LEGO exposition here in Barcelona, where we live. For those who know me, spaces and shapes are not necessarily my thing. So, even though I was looking forward to going, I was a bit nervous because of that. Still, it was amazing when we got there. We saw soccer stadiums, the Titanic, the Batmobile, Chewbacca, and the world’s tallest man…all made out of LEGO!

It was such an amazing experience. I watched my boys run around, and they were happy and excited. And then I saw the thing I was hoping they wouldn’t notice. It was an area where we could use LEGO to build together. Like I said, I’m not at all good with geometry and things like that.

Still, we went over to that area, and my boys jumped right in and started building. They had all different shapes and colors and sizes, and both of them were just building, building, building. They started building these little houses and fortresses. They used every single piece! The pieces moved this way and that, they slid back and forth, and they even had doors. It was amazing.

And there I was, just sitting there and not doing so well. I was slow, and the pieces wouldn’t fit together correctly. I started getting frustrated because I was watching my sons do it with ease. My youngest son noticed my frustration, grabbed my hand, and said, “Dad, what’s wrong?” I said, “Well, I’m just trying to use these pieces and it’s not working.” And he said. “Well, don’t worry. Just start over.” And I thought, “You know what? Wow. That was great advice.” It was amazing to have that interaction with my son.

I realized that I was making mistakes and that those mistakes were stopping me from moving even faster going forward. It wasn’t until my son calmed me down by grabbing my hand that I realized what was happening. He told me to just start over. After all, that’s what LEGO is all about.

Then I started wondering why these mistakes stopped me from moving forward. I guess, like most people, I had some fear and trepidation. I didn’t want to look stupid, especially in front of my kids. I’m supposed to be the dad and know so many different things. But, first of all, making mistakes was part of the process. I was growing and learning how to put the pieces together in order to build something as beautiful as what my kids were building.

Making these mistakes also gave me the opportunity to learn a new perspective on how to do something. My way clearly wasn’t the right way, so I had to look at the problem from a different angle.

I also realized how important it was to find mentors who could help you recognize your mistakes and move past them. That’s part of your growth. So, in the same way my son was a mentor and helped me to recognize what was happening, you also have the opportunity to have mentors as you learn, make mistakes, and grow.

There is power in making mistakes, so now I look to make even more mistakes. I make them faster, which propels me forward because there is massive power in learning. I’ve done the same thing in the corporate world. I made my mistakes early on and was able to find other people who’d been there before me in order to learn from them. You’re always going to make mistakes, especially as you’re getting started, but it’s so important to grow as a result.

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Luckily, I’ve been able to find a way to be successful in my corporate job while at the same time focus on my family and building my own business. If you’re interested in finding out more about how I’ve done that so you can bypass a lot of the same mistakes I made, simply click HERE so that you can pick up your FREE copy of my eBook, and it also allows you to get a chance to speak to one another a little more. I’d love to hear your comments.

Once again, my name is Billy Keels with KeePon Cashflow. That’s my two cents for today. As always, hasta la próxima.

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