Day #15: The Failure Club
Since I started this crazy quest for one post a day for 366 days, I’ve been thinking about this Harvard Business Review blog post. In suggesting five resolutions for aspiring leaders, Coleman and George left me thinking about the importance of having a peer support group. Ex-pat or not, friends, family and colleagues play a very important role in our success. But, how can you have a support network if you’re new to a city? Well, the Failure Club seems like a viable solution.
Founded in 2004 by a group of friends, the Failure Club is a place where people are free to commit to their most genuine dreams counting that the group will support each other throughout a year. In the Failure Club, people are encourage to fail and face their fears. Failing is seen as part of the process and members encourage each other to keep on pursuing their dreams. I know… it sounds a bit too self-help and cheesy to all of us, but if you think about it, you might realize that the Failure Club makes sense.
Supersize Me’s director Morgan Spurlock turned the concept into a Y!Screen show this year. The web series tracks the life of a group of New Yorkers who are pursuing dreams from starting a clothing line to becoming a stand-up comedian. I am seriously considering starting a club here in Toronto. Watch the welcome video to learn more about the group dynamics and send me an email through the contact form if you’re interested in starting a local pod. Let’s make this year our year!