FAILING TO WIN: A Blog, A Book, A Life
by Jean Krisle, CEO/Founder, 10,000 Beds, Inc.
I hope these words will remind leaders, mentors, persons in recovery, and all who visit that failure often leads to success, and winning isn’t everything. My goal is to inspire hope, promote excellence, infuse confidence, and improve outcomes.
Failing to win is nothing to be ashamed of, no matter how you look at it.
When applying for a job, there's nothing more discouraging than the moment you see a sign reading "Applications Closed". Many of us have been there, done that...and we remember that sinking feeling of disappointment. Now imagine how an addict feels when they head to...read more
We want to take a minute to thank several of our board members who have completed their terms with 10,000 Beds and are stepping down. We appreciate their time, commitment and service to 10,000 Beds over the past three years as we were finding our way. There's a time...read more
It was mid-term, seventh grade. I was in my home economics class and we had just finished ironing stencils on aprons. On that particular day we had a substitute. When the bell rang, the classroom emptied faster than I'd ever seen it, and before cleaning up the...read more
Rules are made to be broken. Right? Wrong! We all laugh when we hear the old adage, but unfortunately there are many who adopt this as their way of living. Successful leadership demands a higher level of behavior. At 10,000 Beds we hold ourselves to a high standard....read more
Oh it's been a fun week, so much positive has happened, and nothing could dampen my spirits. Even the unexpected. I'm always amazed at the tactics of some...and equally amazed at how their not-so-positive commentary can lead to positive outcomes (thank you). This has...read more
We are thrilled to share today's Guest Blog Post... One often overlooked tool for people in recovery is regular exercise. This probably seems intuitive because it is an uplifting and positive replacement for destructive activities. But there are so many benefits from...read more
Let's face it, we are new at this. Vlogging is a word we barely recognize, but in this day and age that doesn't matter. Vlogging is the rage, so vlogging it is! Below is the first two (very novice) attempts...I am certain (I really hope) we will get better at this!...read more
We've now celebrated our 3 year anniversary as a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our goals and mission have expanded slightly, but we continue to focus on scholarship support for individuals without resources seeking help for addiction. Add to this our...read more
Yes, it's real. Life after active addiction can be amazing. If we let it be. Addiction steals souls and lives. So when an individual is able to pull themselves from the abyss of addiction, leave the darkness behind, rebuild their life, and embrace this new life - if...read more
Three weeks ago, 10,000 Beds, Inc. hosted our very first Gala. Who knew, right? We aren't gala producers, we are a 501c3 nonprofit working to help addicts. But we had a Gala and we called it the Gratitude Gala. Several hundred people dressed to the nines and gathered...read more