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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

XL5G3 Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, NX2V1, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 022: Failure



Dec 6th, 2017


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Failure. How do you deal with it? How to learn from it? How do you know when you should give up vs keep pushing?

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The Show Notes!


  • Scott and Wes shoot the shit
  • Wes is back from the DotJS conference
  • Wes does a terrible (and hopefully not offensive) French Accent


  • What's the deal with the #FailFast culture
  • We talk about Fear of Failure and how it can stop you from starting anything at all
  • High Stakes vs Low Stakes Failure


  • Be aware of how fear of failure manifests itself in your work
  • Just do it, put in the work
  • Pen to Paper


  • How to deal with mid-project failure
  • Getting sick of a project part way through
  • Finishing Things is such an underrated skill
  • Small wins is key for confidence
  • Take the emotion out of the decisions


  • MVP - Minimum Viable Product


  • Do you plan for failure?
  • Wes' Life is Course Correction
  • Wes is Unapologetically Confident
  • Scott is Ignorantly Confident


  • Another one of Scott's amazing segueways into our Sponsor


  • Wes' Facebook Ads Failures
  • The cost of admission
  • Own your role in something failing


  • Eating burnt rice is a huge character trait
  • Pivoting


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