Tedx Talk Review: Failing All Way to Success by Jason Njoku

Jason Njoku is the CEO of Irokotv and founder of Nollywoodlove on YouTube.

Here are my notes from his Tedx Speech..

“People fear failure but what they really fear is the shame associated with failure.

Embracing failure allows you to be completely free from the fear of taking risk.

There’s a point that if you keep on failing nothing matters anymore.

Emotional Capital is similar to money. You make a deposit every time you fail and get back up again. With emotional capital you are unshackled by what people expect from you.

The more we have an open discussion about failure, the more we accept failure as culture and the more people can spend time trying and taking risk.

What’s the worst that can happen? You fail but there’s tomorrow.

Everyone has a challenge to overcome. Failure is ok.”

Please click here to watch his speech. 

5 Lies Every Twentysomething Needs to Stop Believing

Written by Paul Angone

Sarah had been told all her life she could do anything she wanted, that success was right around the corner. But now, stuck in a menial job at 25, with no big career in sight, she—like many twentysomethings—was feeling the pangs of disillusionment.

This sense of disillusionment often stems from the lies we’ve been told and have told ourselves. We’ve been lied to, and these lies are holding us back.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN YOUR STRUGGLE, QUESTIONS, WONDERING WHAT’S NEXT?, NOW WHAT?OR DO I HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

Too many twentysomethings are driving through the twists and turns of their twenties with windshields covered in mud, lies and half-truths. And then we wonder why so many of us have crashed?

We need to hose these lies off right now or spend our twenties stuck on the side of the road.

If we’re going to walk forward with the answers to the major questions we should be asking, successfully navigating our twenties, then we need to stop believing the following lies right now:

1. I’m the Only One Struggling

I would love to lock this lie away in a Serbian prison and give the key to a pack of Arctic wolves to defend. You are not alone in your struggle, questions, wondering what’s next?, now what? or do I have what it takes?

Our twenties are tough. That’s the truth. Too many twentysomethings are struggling through a quarter-life crisis all alone.

We all need help. We all need support. We all need nudges, prompts, advice and encouragement.

No one has it all figured out. The twentysomethings who think they do are in for the biggest shock of all.

Please click here to read the full article.