A failure should be a first thought that comes through our mind when we plan our success. Even a failure was an important lesson for our progress on a successful career; we have to prepare for it.
Either it will make us stop trying or making a business decision, a failure is not an ending on our career.
Translated and summarized from edition.cnn.com page, here is a higher achiever stories that with several failures, but now they successful in their career who bought from the start.
John Tarnoff, several decades ago worked in Hollywood as producer agent and executive leadership partner. In 35 years, John Tarnoff fired 7 times.
The first time Tarnoff fired, he had a gut it would become true. At that time, he was 30 years old and worked in production team for MGM studio. He fired because there was a new executive. His work would not be needed anymore.
The next 1 month, he found a new job in the same industry and technology field. Nonetheless, it ended same as he fired for 6 times.
According to Tarnoff, work shifting in industry work is a common thing, especially in the production team.
Nevertheless, as Tarnoff said, fired was not a serious problem. You can survive from the condition. Dismissing from a job would make you learn and become more professional. The most important lesson is wisdom you learn from that failure.
“It is not a serious problem when you fired. From that, you will learn many lessons and become more professional from the failure you have experienced,” as he said.
From those failures, Tarnoff learned one valuable lesson about the importance to build the connection. It could help him to get the job, not from the resume he made.
“You need to build connection as much as possible. In getting a job, I never use my resume. It just a formality not that they truly want to see your qualification,” he added.
After he fired several times from the place he worked on, the 67 years old man retired from Hollywood and builds his own internet startup in 1996.
Not only that, now he is a career coach for baby Boomer who seeks a new job opportunity. Recently he also writes a book titled “Boomer Reinvention: How to Create Your Dream over 50.”
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