4 things Blake Lively has taught us about failure

Failure at work is one of our biggest fears. It seems even celebrities have to face those fears sometimes. Blake Lively has closed her lifestyle website Preserve. The e-commerce site launched in July 2014 and Blake has publicly announced that it failed as a business idea after just over a year.  

Blake told Vogue: “I know what it’ll look like, what I’m facing publicly, that people are just going to have a heyday with this. But it’s so much worse to continue to put something out there—to ask my team to put something out there—that isn’t the best we can do. I’m going to take this hit, and the only way I can prove all the negative reactions wrong is to come back with a plan that will rock people. And I have that plan.”

Not everybody has been kind on Twitter –

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Image Credit: Twitter

Image Credit: Twitter

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Here are four ways to self-heal after a failure. Blake take note.

1. Distance

Distancing yourself is a great way to heal. Go shopping, read a book, watch a film – do whatever it takes for you to try and take your mind of the incident. Block it out and force your mind to forget about it.

2. Forgive

Forgive yourself and try not to be too annoyed with your actions. Give yourself a break. You made mistakes, yes, but all mistakes are learning curves. You’ll do better next time – focus on that.

3. Holosync

This is a new technology where audio sounds turn the mind into a deep meditative state. The holosync practise will make you really calm and relaxed and it will help you block out thoughts of your failures. Try it out online.

4. Pamper

If you’re feeling sorry for yourself why not have some pampering time? Take a long bath and turn your bathroom into a home spa. Light some scented candles and listen to some chilled out music. You will soon move on.