Turning Failures into Success: Building a Lifestyle Business in 2022

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This article is a summary of a YouTube video "How I Failed in 2022" by Ali Abdaal
TLDR Reframing failures as learning experiences and committing to experiments can help entrepreneurs build a successful lifestyle business with fun, freedom, and flexibility.

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    In 2022, I'm reflecting on my biggest failures to show how they can be reframed as learning experiences.
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    We failed to hit our target of 3 million pre-tax profit due to not keeping our spending conservative.
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    Chasing success requires wanting it and being good at it, but even reaching 2 million in profit this year can still feel like failure.
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    Optimizing for fun, freedom and flexibility, I now have the freedom to focus on what I love, while still having a profitable business with fewer than 12 people and at least $100,000 revenue per employee per year.
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    After trying different projects, I decided to focus on building a lifestyle business that provides fun, freedom, and flexibility.
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    Committing to a 30-day experiment can help decide if a project is worth pursuing, but entrepreneurs must find the balance between having a strong vision and giving their team autonomy to execute.
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    As a leader, spend time each week to think strategically and create a plan, website, and financial model to pitch to investors.
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    Guarding my own time and prioritizing important things over urgent ones is key to achieving my goals.
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