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If anyone's wondering what happened in the first hour ... I accidentally turned on a foot massager and there was a loud vibrating noise and we couldn't stop laughing for 10 minutes lol

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As I said, pure gold.

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"Why would this be meant to be!?"

The sound in your voice on that line broke me.

About 10 years ago I tried to start a podcast and within my first 6 episodes I landed someone who, at the time, had over 100K twitter followers. I too forgot to record but didn't realize it until after we were done and off the call. That failure was too much for me at the time and the podcast never recovered. Now I push through stuff like that weekly with my YouTube channel.

Loved this piece and a great reminder to be kind to ourselves and continue through the failure.

PS. Polina calling you out for still thinking about the first hour like 15min in had me laughing so hard. 😂

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Oh my gosh, Steven! Thanks for sharing your story. Being kind to myself has proven to be more productive and just feel better in general. Glad your pushing yourself with the YouTube channel now!!

Also, I know. So funny. I had to keep it in haha.

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“Instead of failure becoming an outcome, it simply became about not trying. And that truly is the only failure — to not try.”

Beautiful!!!!!

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Apr 25, 2023Liked by Charlie Bleecker

love "failure for the win' one-liner! . . . authenticity and transparency cancels out any mistake, including the one you talked about. Thank you for writing this and inspiring me to write about mine.

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That's awesome, Brad!!

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Hhm!It’s good when we admit our mistakes and possibly move on.Nice corrector!!!

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The great part about it is these kinds of mistakes only tend to happen once! Reading this, my frequently-embarrassed-self got a moment of celebration for the fact that this shit is a normal part of life, we all do it, and it doesn't change the fact that truly great things come from having the right perspective. Thanks for sharing this one.

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