Mar 18, 2013

The Monday Pep Talk - Arianna Huffington on success and failure

A favourite magazine online is the Huffington Post. It was created by Arianna Huffington, who started it as a political news blog in 2005. Today it's one of the most successful newspapers online. Arianna Huffington sold the newspaper in 2011 to America Online AOL group for $315 Millions. Pretty impressive for starting out as a blog. She´s been twice on TIME Magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people. Today she´s 61 years old and one of the most successful business women online. She recently shared some of her best business advices for women at the Tory Burch blog where you can read the whole version. Who better to do the pep talk today than Arianna Huffington?

Best piece of advice you ever received…
My mother told me failure is not the opposite of success; it’s a stepping stone to success.

Your advice for other women entrepreneurs…
You’re going to fail, probably many times. But that’s okay — in fact, it’s essential. Very often, the difference between success and failure is simply perseverance.

Women in the workplace should be more…
Supportive of each other — both inside and outside the office. As Madeleine Albright put it, “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.”

One thing you wish you could tell every young girl today…
Shut out that obnoxious roommate living in your head, the one telling you you’re not good enough, you’re asking for too much, you’re being too ambitious. That’s the voice that will keep you from living out your dreams for the rest of your life. 

[Sources: Tory Burch blog and Wikipedia. Pinterest photo via Livingbetter50]


  1. Redan på söndagskväll kommer jag på mig själv med att se fram mot ett nytt Monday peptalk
    Ha en härlig dag

  2. I admit it's the first time I've leant something about her, so it was wonderful to find a bit more about the woman behind that great site/news paper. Thank you! x

  3. So happy to have found your beautiful blog and your Monday pep talk! Perfect way to start the week!

  4. Great advice here, I really believe the difference between success and failure is perseverance; she sounds an amazing lady.
    Have a good week.

  5. Great pep talk, just what everyone needs ... and very true.
    happy work week to you all!
    hugs Z

  6. Just found your blog through Stylemindchic. What an inspiring and fun spot you have. Great post. I love Huffington Post. Super lady.
    Have a great week!


  7. love this post, caroline as always. love that last paragraph- we all need to do that! xO!

  8. Honestly, I feel like printing out this post, frame it and hang it in my home office! Thanks so much for sharing! Xo,