Member’s LaunchTip: Don’t Be Afraid of Making Mistakes

Sandra Osterby Sandra Oster, Founder,,

Fear is crippling, never be afraid of making mistakes. Life’s greatest lessons are learned when you take risks, and you’re not afraid to fail.

Okay, so you painted the ceiling Hot Pink because you thought it would make the room “Cheerful”, only to realize that the client wasn’t so cheery about it after it was applied. So, you have to repaint, oh well. But you know what, that risk broke boundaries and opened up new possibilities.

I’m a successful designer today, because I have taken risks — shaking in my shoes at time, but I did it. I’m not afraid to say that I’ve learned what I know from the mistakes I’ve made along the way. They made me a better designer and gave me a greater ability to connect with my clients, and understand exactly what they want in their own homes.


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