WELCOME TO FAIL ON!
Rob Nunnery here, creator & host of Fail On, a community, and podcast that believes you can fail your way to living an inspired life.
Fail On is our mantra. It is a constant reminder to embrace uncertainty, take quick action and learn from the outcome of that action. Over and over. This mindset works from starting and growing businesses to learning new skills.
By embracing uncertainty, discomfort and failure, you remove the fear associated with getting started and taking action. We share our failures and support each other to learn and grow from them.
WHAT DOES FAIL ON PROVIDE?
WHO IS ROB NUNNERY AND HOW DOES HE KNOW ABOUT THIS STUFF?
I’m a guy in my early thirties and most importantly a husband to my beautiful wife, Jacklyn and father to our golden retriever, Lucy.
And it turns out, I know plenty about failure. I’ve been jobless, homeless, moneyless and had to sleep on a friend's couch during three different periods in my twenties.
I’ve quit or been fired from over 15 jobs in the last decade alone. Not exactly the role model employee.
Over that same time, I started nine businesses that failed miserably. I wasn’t a child entrepreneur like so many people I hear about. I didn’t have a lemonade stand or a lawn mowing business growing up. Hell, I didn’t even really acknowledge or know what business or entrepreneurship meant until after college.
It actually wasn’t until I was 24 years old and approached about a multi-level marketing company that I learned about self-development and entrepreneurship. That was my first business failure.
From there, I was hooked. My dream of supporting myself without a job was born.
Okay, okay great. You can’t hold a job and you fail a lot. So what?
The dream to support myself without a job was finally achieved after nine failed businesses and over 14 failed employments. My partner and I built a multi-million dollar marketing business that ultimately allowed my wife and I the freedom to travel whenever we want and live wherever we want.
We saw an opportunity to start a new company and passively invest in a couple guys that we believed in. That business was a multi-million dollar business within its first five months of operation in 2015. All the while, our marketing company tripled in revenue this year as well.
The company we invested in doubled it's revenue from 2015, turning it into a low 8-figure business. Our marketing company hit some low points in 2016 as we tried and failed to roll out a new skincare company. We tried, we failed and we learned from the experience and the company is stronger because of it.
We fully embrace failure. We share our journey with others. We embrace hardship and lift each other up over the inevitable hurdles. We celebrate authenticity. In a social media centric world that shows only glitz, glamor, and wins, we celebrate and share the struggle.
We, in essence, Fail On.
Growing up, we were fearless and ready to take on any obstacle that got in our way. We learned to crawl, stand, fall and stand again. We learned to walk, fall, and walk again. Eventually, we could run. And nothing could stop us. It was consistent action, failing, and learning, coupled with pure determination and perseverance.
We truly embodied this FAILOSOPHY as children.
As we got older, we started to care what others thought of us. We became self-conscious. Screwing up was terrifying. Failing meant an F in school and being grounded. It’s why, in part, we are still afraid to fail today. Which, of course, would totally be fine if failing wasn’t a prerequisite to a life of impact, fulfillment, and growth.
Somewhere deep inside, we know that massive immediate action, along with short-term failure, is a one-way boarding pass to the life of our dreams. We know inherently that we are destined for more. There’s a desire, ready to explode and blast through failures, to create and design a life that we can be proud of.
A life where failing repeatedly means succeeding beyond our wildest imaginations.
If you feel stuck with a painful desire for more, it’s time to take a stand, draw a line in the sand, and commit to a new way of living. It’s time to understand that you are merely a handful of failures away from architecting your dream life.
It up to you to decide whether you will take the first step.
When you do, meet your first failure with a smile. Even if it doesn’t feel like it at the time, know that you are much closer to the life of your dreams.
My friends, welcome to a new journey where the only option is to FAIL ON!