How to Be an Epic Failure
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How to Be an Epic Failure

Tips and Tricks for Conquering Your Fears and Stumbling to Success
4.3 (31 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,453 students enrolled
Created by Dawn Camacho
Last updated 4/2017
Price: Free
  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Take concrete steps in a new direction, especially professionally. Act with confidence and presence.
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  • Be struggling to shift out of old patterns, procrastination, and bouts of perfectionism

Do you spend so much time worrying what might happen if you don't have the skills, motivation, energy, resources, finances, or knowledge to reach your true dreams, that there's no time left to actually do it? Do you feel like everyone will ask, "Who do you think you are?" or "What the heck do you think you're doing?" if you finally pursue what you've always wanted to do? Are you your own worst enemy when it comes to success? 

Learn how failing epically can actually help you overcome fears, beat procrastination, set realistic goals, and make real advancement in the direction of your boldest ambitions.

When did we start thinking that messing up, making a fool of ourselves, and falling down were signs that we’re on the wrong path? In this brief course, you'll acquire concrete steps for breaking old patterns, pushing your boundaries, and finding what works for you. Dawn will share why failure should be a part of every success story, how to create an effective failure plan and hold yourself to it, and specific stories and strategies to inspire you to stay the course.

Who is the target audience?
  • Professionals at a crossroads who are ready to leap into something new but feel stuck.
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Curriculum For This Course
So You Want to be a Failure
2 Lectures 05:42

'Dawn Camacho spent most of her life with 100 plates in the air, and at least as many in pieces around her. From running Vermont's first internet cafe and community center, to making a documentary about the New York City hot dog vendors just before 9/11, to deejaying a drag show, she's had successes and failures left and right that she credits with bringing her to the life she now loves. She shares the story of one of these ventures here.

Why Should You Listen to Me?

Feel like you keep setting yourself up to fail? Do you have ideas of how you want to push yourself but keep putting it off because you think you're not smart enough, ambitious enough, or resourceful enough? To you hear a hundred voices of relatives and friends in your mind extolling all the reasons you should not embark on a new path? Do you feel like you're just lazy, or a procrastinator? 

If you really do sit on the couch every day watching reruns of every season of one city or another's wealthy housewives, this probably isn't a class for you. But if you know, at least in some part of you, that you are an ambitious, visionary professional longing to find a deeper sense of connection and purpose, or if you have stumbled and fallen and have picked yourselves up and tried again but find yourself questioning if you’re doing the right thing, then welcome home.

Introduction: So You're Probably Not an Epic Failure Yet
The Importance of Failure
3 Lectures 13:04

Why should you aim for failure? To succeed.  Discover why some of the world's most successful professionals, including Mark Cuban, Michael Jordan, and Steve Jobs have embraced failure. 

Embrace Failure

  • Discover how to use each failure to your advantage-      
  • Set a challenging but attainable failure goal
  • Learn how to hold yourself to it
  • Understand the significance of the next 66 days
  • Use procrastination to your advantage

Make a Failure Plan

Now that you know the how and why, it's time to take action. Here's what you need to move forward on your plan.

Go On Now Go

Check in to see your skills and understanding of how to use failure to your advantage.

Your Failure Goals
3 questions
Examples and inspiration
2 Lectures 13:41

Learn more concrete tools for faking it 'til you make it, and hear examples of 'successful' failure stories. 

Bonus Round: Specific examples and exercises

Final Inspiration
About the Instructor
Dawn Camacho
4.3 Average rating
32 Reviews
1,457 Students
2 Courses
Speaker, Coach, and Master Imperfectionist

Dawn Camacho is the founder of Whole Life Solutions- offering professionals in intense times of transition a holistic approach to clarity and order inside and out.  She is a professional speaker on living fiercely with purpose, intention, and clarity, and a coach for professionals at a turning point. She is also a trilingual interfaith minister, and premarital counselor. Dawn has officiated over 450 ceremonies, and spoken at conferences, panels, churches, and events on both coasts, with clients including NACE, ILEA, Unity North Atlanta, Cal State University, UCLA, USC, and New School University. She wakes up every day grateful to do what she loves.