I recently spoke at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College’s portfolio show (really amazing, by the way…you should check them out!). Melissa Hickert asked me to speak on what happens after graduation and to offer any words of advice to the graduates.
My answer was to put together a speech about turning failures into success. Why? Because in those first few years (and beyond!) after graduation, I made quite a few mistakes. But instead of throwing in the towel, I took to heart Arthur Gordon’s wisdom in the book A Touch of Wonder and used my failures to inform me how to improve my decision-making, my processes and my business.
It was great fun sharing my faux pas with this very talented group. May all of their failures bring them great success!
Here’s a pdf of my presentation for anyone who’s interested.