May 15, 2021
I always loved FedEx Days!
What? FedEx Days? What is that?
A FedEx Day is a kind of innovation day, where people sit together and build prototypes within one single day! At the end of the day, the participants have something "delivered". Delivering fast, this is the idea behind a FedEx Day.
FedEx Days helped the teams I worked with to boost their productivity (by more than 50%), become more creative and innovative, better skilled, and prepared for the challenges which lied ahead.
When it comes to innovation, to designing new products or services, prototyping is the way to go. You build a prototype, get feedback, inspect and adapt - this is mainly the cycle behind. In other words, to succeed, you have to fail fast and fail forward. Many times!
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” - Thomas Edison.
Nobody is perfect, meaning not a single person in the world. I failed countless times in my life. And I'm happy to admit that, because in my eyes there is no such thing as failure, there is only learning. I love to learn, I love to try things out, I love to prototype and I love to be imperfect. Failure inspires positive change and leads to success!
"You only fail when you stop trying."
The art of prototyping helped me to reinvent my job (over and over again, until I found meaning and impact), to start a side business, to explore life, and to build this new website in less than 3 days. Btw., I know it is not perfect yet, it is good enough for now! And I would love to get your feedback to learn something and make it better. Failure opens new perspectives!
Being imperfect and be willing to fail fast and forward is an attribute of the growth or agile mindset. It requires courage, action, vulnerability, trust in order to learn, to become better, and to succeed. Curiosity, trying stuff, and reframing problems are few more qualities that can be associated with the agile mindset. Failure teaches us what we want (and don’t want).
We need to be imperfect, to make mistakes, and fail because mistakes are the gateway to learning and growth. To learn and be creative whilst trying out new ways, while prototyping. Failure makes us more resilient.
I believe in the old wisdom that where we fall, often the biggest treasures can be found. Or that acronyms:
We need to fail, we need to be imperfect in order to learn, to grow, and to go from good to great!
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Dorin helps individuals, teams, and organizations to design their authentic, purpose-driven path and unlock their potential from the inside out. He works as a trainer, coach, and consultant with a strong focus on challenging individuals’ mental models which they have built up over the years. By combining ideas and techniques from facilitation, co-active coaching, mentoring, mindfulness, silva mind control, NLP, design thinking, and agile, he supports individuals and businesses on their transformation journey from good to great.