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  1. Steve Nicholas says:

    Great post, Allegra! I really like the idea of finding success in failures. I also read somewhere that Post-Its were invented when someone at 3M was trying to make a super-strong glue that failed. Sometimes, failure is life’s way of telling us, “You’re on the right track, but it’s something else.”

    1. Allegra Sinclair says:

      Hi Steve,
      You’re right! Post-its are another great example of turning a failure into a huge success. Thanks for reminding us. Have a powerful week! Allegra

  2. Trish Kirby says:

    Hi Allegra,

    Great post! I never knew that about the Slurpee but even better is how success came out of what one would take as failure. It’s all in the perspective that makes the difference. I’m still learning how to do that. Great lesson to be learned!

    God Bless,
    Trish

    1. Allegra Sinclair says:

      Hi Trish,
      Thank you! I lived on Slurpees growing up, there is nothing better when it’s hot and sticky and you can’t get to the beach. I hope you’re having a great week!

  3. Roland Bonay says:

    Hi Allegra,

    A group of us were separated into teams and tasked to develop test procedures to demonstrate different features of a new product. We were instructed to follow a rote template to ensure that each procedure had the same look and feel. The person I was teamed with had a very vivid imagination and a great sense of humor. We decided to write our procedure in the form of a story in order to immerse the customer in the use of the product.

    We presented our draft to our group leader. He presented it to his project manager who thought it was silly. We were directed to re-write it in the dry manner of the other procedures.

    Our group leader thought it was a great procedure and managed to leak a portion of it to the customer. The customer was thrilled and wanted to see more. Ultimately the entire group was directed to follow our style. We ended up directing the formal demonstration of the product. It was a huge success.

    Roland

    1. Allegra Sinclair says:

      Great story, Roland! It takes courage to be the first to do something different.
      Thanks for stopping by, Allegra

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