What do you do with failure when you meet him? Bury your head in the pillow and cry, take your toys and leave, close the store and go to another continent? These are all perfectly valid feelings that the speakers at I Love Failure Talks #15 experienced when they encountered their own failures.
But more important than first instinct is to discover what they did next and how they overcame failure to reach the desired success.
Anna Maria Branza – Duel
Sports taught me not to give up.
The first on the stage was Anna Maria Branza, one of the greatest fencers from all over the world. She said her first big failure was being too active, which led her parents to enroll her in a sport. He tried tennis, but he mostly hit the ball into the wall because he was clumsy and didn’t do well on the court.
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After the tennis episode, one day her brother came home and said, “I know where to take Anna to the crime scene.” Realizing that she would not be punished for not being successful in tennis, Anna discovered fencing, as she had a strong sense of belonging.
Again, being left-handed, things were different for her in swordsmanship as well, and she went straight to the sword, skipping the chip, the first, because she didn’t have one suitable for her left hand.
Hence, training gave him a big idea: the Olympics. This is a dream for all athletes in it “You work 4 years to create opportunity”. Obviously the whole package comes with a lot of pressure, which Anna also felt, and after 3 Olympics where she failed, a silver and then a big failure, 2016 also came with the coveted gold. Medal.
But to get there, the 2012 Olympics passed, where she failed the first moves and where she was seen crying on her knees, while her opponent told her: “Don’t show that you’re in pain.” But the pain the paparazzi picked up is what convinced Anna to continue: “This couldn’t have been the picture that the fence ended up with for me.”
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Ovidiu Tuduruță – founder of Beesers
People will forgive your failure more easily than your success.
Ovidiu told the audience at the event that he is managing failure every day. It all started again when he had to disappoint his parents when he told them he didn’t want to be a lawyer: “You don’t pay off the family’s investment in you, you manage”His people told him.
And that’s what he’s done since then. She also gave massages on the beach and almost got on a cruise ship to earn money.
Fortunately, he was able to be recruited by a human rights company in Brussels, and from here began the path through which he became what he is today: Entrepreneur in Business Consulting and Founder of Beesersthe first application in Romania that brings medical services to your home.
On failure, he also mentioned his culinary entrepreneurial endeavors, when he built a food truck, which failed to sell anything from a one-ton stock of 100% organic Dobrogan pie.
But somehow the lesson from Ovidiu is that no matter how much financial pressure you have, especially when you have no income at all, try not to forget about the end game that you feel is right for you.
Otherwise, Ovidiu might still have been in the suite on the beach getting the massage he had read about for 3 days in a row.
Victor Kanach – acrobatic man, actor and director
To get up and try. If you don’t, it’s an absolute failure.
Victor begins his speech by explicitly saying that he is a addicted to failure And that his first failure is that he was born in Romania. Although he also returned here after years in America.
And in a way related to his chosen field of cinema, his life is also a movie. One where he went to America for $4,000, spent 8 years in Los Angeles and wrote, note after note, the number of auditions he was able to get while he was there: 21 of 171 he went to. The dealerships said it was a good price, but it was a huge failure for him.
But in addition to hard work and acting, Victora knew she wanted to make a movie, Capra Ko Tri Easy. He knew he wanted to make a movie since he was four years old and he watched Tarzan.
Having managed to overcome anyone’s first fear, to come up with an idea, Victor and his secret weapon, his wife, began working on the idea of making this movie.
They campaigned on Kickstarter and took their first money on a tour of America, where they were looking for private investors.
Where no one jumped on the money, despair began. They fed on sofas and subsisted on the donations they collected on tour, enough to get money for transportation and food. Then the epidemic came, so the farewell tour.
The happy ending that The Goat with Three Kids after hundreds of failures, It won the Audience Award at TIFF 2022 and is showing for the first time in cinemas this year.
Corina Bacano – Copywriter
Go to therapy, cry for help.
Corinna is a popular name on the Internet. But before she became the “influencer,” a name that also seems a little inappropriate to her, Corina was a copywriter.
One of the 12-13 year olds who has collected national and international awards. Until he was bored and realized that he had no personal life and no one to go to on vacation.
So she wanted less glory but more time for herself. In search of smaller boutique agencies, with projects that would give her time and life, she managed to be “kicked out by an idiot,” which is the biggest curse.
After 6 months of support from her husband, Corinna learned to cry for and receive help and found the right agency, but also the fame of their idols. Although it was difficult for him to set a price for her and sell himself on her.
Zaiafet – Vlog
I find it amazing to be successful.
800,000 subscribers and a team of 11 people, this is the data about Zaiafet at the moment. But, so far, he had 3 other Youtube channels, which is also Horia’s biggest failure.
On Channel One he was sending some kind of video message to his friend in Germany. Then Channel Two was a kind of wedding school, where he told stories including how many people could stand in X Church or how many would fit in Y salon.
Tried for 6-8 months, but no one was watching. So came failure number 3, the photo channel, where he did photo lessons. No one signed up, and he didn’t earn money for a year.
So he moved on to Zaiafet, where he also came after 14 months of public video culture Youtube First Check, $70. That was when he knew he should devote himself entirely to vlogging. And only after 5 years this channel was able to provide him with an income to support himself.
I learned more about this series of events from Cătălin Meșter, founder of I Love Failure.
As with any event that highlights failure, which underestimates its value and shows that there is room for success even when you fail after failure, it is important to stay with a lesson or at least an outline of “so yes”.
The most important thing to remember after I Love Failure #15 is that it’s okay to fail, it’s okay to admit it happened, ask for help, and not let anyone define your success.
And we end with another episode of the swordsman’s life on stage yesterday:
“After the Olympics in Beijing, where I won the silver medal, the Romanian newspapers recognized me as the athlete who lost the gold. I didn’t lose it because I never got it. That was all I could do at that moment, and for me it was a success and a step towards greater success.” Don’t let anyone define you success.” – Ana Maria Branza.