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June 27, 2017


“I remember sitting in my parents unfinished basement, my makeshift office. I had already been in business for a year, thinking that I was doing well. I did not have a business degree so I was learning everything as I went. Unfortunately, I had failed to focus my attention on the numbers. When I finally […]

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June 13, 2017


“If you fail to plan you plan to fail. This is a lesson I had to learn when I moved out of home for the first time. I was in Sydney, far from my hometown of Adelaide. I had been scraping by for several months, working late at the store and had no money to […]

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October 19, 2016

Tattoo Artist

“I have experienced a lot of failures. You learn that when you lose, you win. Four years ago I worked towards opening my first store in New York City with a family member: we never made it, the store never happened. Bang Bang (Keith McCurdy): Tattoo artist to the stars So I started tattooing in […]

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October 17, 2016

Baker & Blogger

“During my senior year of high school, I fell in love with the University of Pennsylvania. I decided the moment I set foot on campus that this would be my home for the next four years. Confidence bolstered by great SAT scores and an impressive list of extracurricular, I sent the application in and waited […]

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September 30, 2016

Fashion Personality

“One professional failure that was a stand out for me was the first ever dress order I received. East Coast retailer Henri Bendel had come out to LA in search of new fashion talent and I brought my line of dresses. They loved them. When the buyer asked what my wholesale price was, I quoted […]

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September 26, 2016

Fashion Blogger and Designer

“Before dabbling into fashion blogging, I was a fashion designer first. I started pretty young–fresh out of college. I had no connections in the industry so I really started from scratch; learning the ropes by trial and error. I didn’t have my own team / staff then yet so it was quite a challenge going […]

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September 25, 2016

Renowned Photographer

“Sometimes failure is in the cards. The deck is stacked against you. You start out to do something but sense a feeling in your bones it’s not going to work out, no matter what you do. Maggie Steber, Humanitarian  and National Geographic Photographer This happened to me on a photo assignment with an important magazine […]

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September 20, 2016

Radio Host

“A number of years ago there was a career opportunity that I was convinced I was ready for. It was chance to fulfill a dream, or that’s the way I thought about it at the time and it consumed me. StuntmanStu,Popular radio host, Creator of #NoMoreBullies I was crushed when I didn’t get it and […]

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September 15, 2016


“At the early stages in my career I was faced with two options to collaborate with competing clients, both were amazing opportunities and with equally respectable brands. My gut told me to go one way and my mind said to go the other, but I ended up choosing the “easier” way out and the result […]

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September 14, 2016

International Chef

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” Truman Capote. “My biggest “failure” was in my personal life, years ago.  I learned that when we are down, we tend to focus on our current situation, which only worsens matters. Focus on where you need to be, and work to get there. I played the […]

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