NMEU 32 – Jonathan Tilley – How to Embrace Failure

Jonathan Tilley talks about embracing failure to be able to achieve success, talking at the New Media Europe conference, and using new media....

Jonathan Tilley
Jonathan Tilley writes and speaks about the creative process and helps creative people transition into successful freelancers and entrepreneurs at JonathanTilley.com.

Among his many accomplishments, Jonathan is proud to have rolled around on the floor as a cat in his viral TEDx Talk: “What Creativity Is Trying To Tell You”. He is also the creator of The Sacred Space Sessions, a 28-day journaling course designed to make participants feel good on the inside and out, and League of List Builders, a 6-week online business course for creatives on how to develop long-lasting, deep and powerful working relationships. He is the author of the self-published Voice Over Garden, and winner of the 2013 Small Business Book Award for Start-Ups, which has been called “a standing ovation” and “quite brilliant” by the voice-over industry.

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Top Quotes from Jonathan Tilley:

  • “It’s just a topic that I think everybody experiences but nobody talks about.” [on failure]
  • “That failure was actually the stepping stone—if you just keep going—to great success.”
  • “I’m really getting into webinars.”
  • “You have the opportunity to prepare things in advance but you also have the buzz of being there live in front of everybody and working with people… it gives me more of a dialogue instead of a monologue.” [on conducting webinars]
  • “I'm a diehard fan of Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn.”
  • “We’re in this fascinating place in history… I don’t even think we realise how fascinating it is until you actually connect the dots backwards.”
  • “I think I have some value to give to the tribe.” [on deciding to become a speaker at NMEU]


Key Timestamps:

  • [spp-timestamp time=”00:30 “]– Host Izabela Russell introduces and welcomes the episode’s guest and a New Media Europe keynote speaker, Jonathan Tilley
  • [spp-timestamp time=”01:38″] – Jonathan shares his experience of rolling around on the floor as a cat
  • [spp-timestamp time=”03:05″] – What to expect from Jonathan’s keynote speech at the New Media Europe
  • [spp-timestamp time=”04:19″] – How Jonathan is using new media for his personal brand
  • [spp-timestamp time=”05:38″] – Jonathan on checking out Periscope
  • [spp-timestamp time=”06:42″] – Top podcasts that Jonathan is currently listening to
  • [spp-timestamp time=”07:49″] – New media tools that Jonathan can’t live without
  • [spp-timestamp time=”09:09″] – What made Jonathan decide to join New Media Europe as a speaker
  • [spp-timestamp time=”09:43″] – People that Jonathan is looking forward to meeting at the conference
  • [spp-timestamp time=”10:56″] – Jonathan’s drink of choice
  • [spp-timestamp time=”13:02″] – The best way to connect with Jonathan online
  • [spp-timestamp time=”14:02″] – Izabela thanks Jonathan and wraps up the show

Where to find Jonathan online!

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