Chic & Successful: Emily Bennington

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Emily Bennington is the author of “Who Says It’s a Man’s World: The Girls’ Guide To Corporate Domination”, and the founder of AWAKE EXEC, a mindful leadership coaching for women. Her training is based on what Stephen Covey referred to as “The space” between stimulus and response where she challenges professionals to choose intentional, value-centered actions.

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Emily grew up watching her dad constantly stressing over money, and her mom financially dependent because she didn’t have a career. That picture of her struggling parents had a big impact on who she became later on in life.
She specializes in two forms of career transition: College students entering the workforce and women leaders entering executives management.
Emily has been featured in numerous business press including CNN, ABC , FOX, the Wall Street Journal, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan, just to name a few. Emily is also a contributing writer for monster.com and a featured blogger for Forbes woman.
To learn more about this chic and successful lady, visit her website at http://www.emilybennington.com. She can also be reached on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/emilybennington and on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/emilybennington.

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Food For Thought: Failing Forward

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Failure has been my teacher for a while now. It took me a long time to begin to accept it as the best teacher one could ever wish for.  My first encounter with failure was not pleasing at all; But little by little, I picked up the pieces of my life and closed that chapter.

Did I wait to open a new one? oh no, immediately, without my consent, a new one began to unfold in front of me.  I quickly learned that “ The key to success is massive failure.” Someone said that, everyone’s goal should be to out-fail its competition. Whoever can fail the most, the fastest, and the biggest, wins.

So I failed. I failed a lot,  I failed fast, and also failed big. But guess what?  The increase in volume, speed and size of my failure also increased the volume, speed and size of my success.

Many of the greatest achievers we admire thrive on the F-WORD: FAILURE. They love it! Because they are obsessed with improvement, they can experience growth only through failure.

Failure is satisfying, for it offers the greatest opportunity to tweak, iterate and improve. It is the gateway to the next level.

So dear readers, I encourage you yo start your lifelong love affair with failure today. You will have more thrills, exhilaration and satisfactions; And, oh, you’ll also be rewarded with fantastic success.

Now go F-word yourself to the top!