When I was 27, I applied for a position I knew I wasn’t qualified for – and I landed it.
It was my dream job.
This position was a lead role for a very large digital agency and one that I had always wanted to work for.
I had a phone interview on a Wednesday, a face-to-face that Friday and was made an offer that Sunday.
I even received my benefits package the same day.
They offered me $30K more than what I was currently making at the time, 4 weeks vacation and every other Friday off during summer.
Jackpot, right? Wrong!
That Monday, I received a call that the position was going to be eliminated due to lack of budget.
I was crushed.
But I was not defeated.
Shortly after, I was offered an even better position and life went on.
Moral of the story: #FailForward
Jacob Brown is a former professional athlete turned businessman, entrepreneur, and inspirational speaker.