Permission to Fail


Failure is going to happen, no matter how hard we may work to prevent it or how great our plans may be, we will fail. The question isn’t so much whether or not you are going to fail, but rather how we respond to that failure.

Over the years as I have encountered perceived failures they often have been blessings in disguise. They have challenged me to look at things differently and make tough decisions about the priorities I had and what was important and what wasn’t.

My advice to you is give yourself permission to fail. Use your failures as learning opportunities and an opportunity to reset. To right size. To change course.

Go and fail big so that you might experience true success.

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Bobby Shaw

I am a former restaurant company executive with a passion for developing existing and future leaders to achieve high standards. I love helping organizations develop strong people cultures with an emphasis on leadership development that result in top-notch operations and better business results. I have over 30 years in the restaurant business in all facets of operations, from my start at McDonald's in the grill area in 1984 to overseeing 200+ restaurants with Chipotle Mexican Grill from 2002-2012 to leading Freebirds World Burrito's resurgence from 2013-2016 to working with the Salad and Go restaurant startup as CEO in 2016/2017. My real world experience transcends the typical operations background with a focus in leadership development and coaching. At the core of my background and experience, I believe that how leaders get results is just as important as getting them, and what got them where they are, won't necessarily get them where they want to go. I work closely with individual leaders and companies to improve their results through understanding how their strengths impact the overall results. My goal is to help business leaders and companies learn how to leverage the strengths of their employees by understanding their strengths and what they’re good at, and using that knowledge to positively impact their entire organization.

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