Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. – Sir Winston Churchill
Starting a new business comes with many risks and hopefully a number of rewards. Over the past twelve months we have definitely felt this at Ultimate Youth Worker. All of our staff got on board because we saw the need for more support in the youth sector. We have helped dozens of youth workers and their organisations to develop a more supportive environment in this time. But it was not all success!
We failed more times than we care to admit. We lost clients because of a lack of frameworks. We spent more time learning about business management than doing our business. We left, lost or were encouraged to leave well paying jobs to get Ultimate Youth Worker off the ground. Our first six months we made a total profit of $80. But we were always enthusiastic.
So often we work with young people who have failed more times than they can even remember. They are downtrodden and feel about two feet tall and one more failure might just tip them over the edge. Our job as youth workers is keep them enthused. In their enthusiasm their wildest success will finally come.