There is no other word in the English language that has a bigger effect on our psyche than failure. Even the synonyms don’t have close to the same impact: Flop or bomb. The word creates an emotional distress and can stop you in your tracks. Dominick Domasky has written a book, “Don’t Double Bread the Fish”, where he tells 39 stories of situations in his life, often adding his self-effacing humor, many of which demonstrate the feeling and despair of failure.
Dominick grew up in a hard working family, where he was taught valuable lessons. His dad worked in a nursery seven days a week in the state of Pennsylvania, where the weather can be harsh a good part of the year. Dominick’s dad instilled a work ethic that gave him not only an understanding of what it takes to succeed, but also that you have to hold yourself accountable for your actions. When he fulfilled a life dream of owning a restaurant, the direction it took lead him to have enormous debt and trying to find ways to feed his young family.
How did he dig his way out? Listen to our entire conversation and learn more about how to overcome failure and turn it into your future success.