Why entrepreneurs should speak out more about their failures

The founding partner of Ventures Platform, Kola Aina, recently took to his Twitter page to shed light on the need for entrepreneurs to speak more openly about their failures just the same way they talk about their success.

According to a Twitter thread posted by the entrepreneur, he said it can actually be therapeutic for entrepreneurs if can be able to freely talk about their failures without being “penalised”.

Entrepreneurs need to reflect & speak honestly about their failures or setbacks much more freely without being penalized.

It’s actually therapeutic!

One person that has done this admirably in our part of the world is @JasonNjoku

— Kola Aina (@kola_aina) April 12, 2019

Reasons for his post

Mr Aina went on to narrate how sad he was when he overheard a lady on the radio speaking about how she got penalised by her bank and her friends for failing in her startup business.

He said this made him reflect on his own experiences; how he went from disappointments/failure to success within a space of a week.

In just 4 days I had experienced the greatest disappointment on a project and then swung all the way to great excitement for new opportunities and connections – on another project.

All the while smiling & engaging actively.

What a rollercoaster!

— Kola Aina (@kola_aina) April 12, 2019

Take things as they come and remain strong 

He also added that the ability to be dynamic and resilient is one thing he is so grateful for.

He pointed out that many entrepreneurs have so many scars and people should never be fooled by the hype that comes with entrepreneurship in Nigeria.

Stay happy regardless 

He further added that in the course of being an entrepreneur, one will learn that true validation and joy come from outside work and career’s ups and down.

A lot of us have battle scars and plenty receipts – don’t be fooled by the hype.

Over time you learn that true validation and joy must come from outside work / career – ups and down

— Kola Aina (@kola_aina) April 12, 2019

Source: Nairametrics

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