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.
10,000 Beds was created to help individuals without resources who are seeking help for addiction. Over the past 4 years, our written mission of recovery has been redefined, expanded, focused, and edited. But over those same 4 years, our mission has never changed: we...read more
Honestly, I have the utmost respect for event planners. Event planners are detail-oriented, budget-focused and timeline-bound. Everything I am not. And yet....here I am planning our 2nd and 3rd 10,000 Beds Gratitude Galas, in Utah on October 27, 2018 and in California...read more
Myopic perspective. I don't know about you, but this is something I sometimes struggle with because I'm too close, I'm too involved, I'm too emotional. I'm too________(fill-in-the-blank). Myopic thinking - lack of discernment or long-rage perspective in thinking or...read more
Isn't that the way it works? You know what I mean: You're killing it! Your energy level is high, checkmarks abound on your to do list, and high fives are happening all around...and then that afternoon sluggishness sets in, exactly at the same time you are scheduled...read more
There was a time in the addiction treatment industry when marketing referrals were the status quo. This was before greed set in. But it was there, and it was real, and a lot of people want to forget that it was the norm. But that doesn't change reality. Perception may...read more
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