Failure is an inevitable part of life, but smart people know how to make it work for them.
Jeremy Bloom is a two-time Olympian, a former NFL football player and a successful entrepreneur. But he says that's only a part of his story.
There's an epidemic of business and political leaders making lame excuses, playing the blame game, and failing to hold themselves accountable.
These fears are real for everyone -- but anyone can overcome them.
Olympic skier and NFL football player-turned-entrepreneur Jeremy Bloom shares what habits have helped him in both chapters of his career.
Repeat support can be critical, says crowdfunding expert Sally Outlaw, in terms of ginning up early momentum.
Once you embrace the risks and failures most business ventures bring, you'll be ready to rise up from the depths of rock bottom.
Starting a Business
Starting a business still carries risk, but the percentage of companies shutting down has slowed over the past few decades.
An expert offers some reflections on rejections.
Sometimes, giving up on the wrong things will allow you to gain the right ones.
Sometimes, you need to surround yourself with "yes" people and delay making that big decision.
Make More Happen
When starting your business, you can't even consider failure to be an option. But with 95 percent of businesses failing in their first five years, what are you going to do to make it work?
You don't want these setbacks -- especially when you still have a lot to show the world.
Radicals & Visionaries
If you're looking for best practices to follow, take a pass on learning from these folks.