Can you imagine spending 16.5 months on a bicycle, pedaling 18,000 miles through 27 countries? Our latest guest cannot only imagine it, he's done it. In October 2010 Breifne Earley had reached the depths of failure, and decided to take his own life. Through a series of serendipitous events Breifne not only decided not to go through with suicide, he set a series of 10 life-altering challenges for himself to complete over the next 13 months. The success of completing these challenges spurred him to do something more, something bigger - he entered the World Cycle Race to spread the message "It's O.K. not to feel O.K." Join us to hear Breifne's story in his own words. BONUS: for the FIRST TIME EVER we live stream part of the podcast, taking questions from participants on Periscope and Meerkat.
We're officially in full summer swing - HAPPY JULY - and will continue to publish bi-weekly episodes of The Successful Failure Podcast. The honest truth (is there such thing as a dishonest truth? hmmmm) is that our guests have chaotic schedules over the summer and so do our post-production volunteers. Sure, we could be less particular about the guests we feature and deliver audio that's not quite up to snuff (this is a learning curve folks, and I hope it's getting better), but that's NOT what we want this podcast to be about. So, we're spreading out the time between episodes to give you, our AWESOME audience the best we can deliver. We'll be back to a weekly schedule after US Labor Day in early September.
That doesn't mean we don't have anything for you on our off weeks - not by a long shot. Two weeks ago we shared our FREE Thank You eBook to help motivate you through your failures to the successes waiting at the other side. This week we're sharing more tasty treats to keep the hearth-fires of motivation burning. Our featured content today comes courtesy of a FABULOUS piece in Entrepreneur.com written by Kim Lachance Shandrow. You can read the full article, which is wonderful and totally worth the read, 4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back from Failure here.
In the meantime, we've culled the TED Talks Ms. Shandrow highlights and embedded them here for your viewing pleasure. Featuring raw, motivational, and relatable stories from Kathryn Schulz, Larry Smith, Sarah Lewis, and Elizabeth Gilbert these clips remind us that failure is not only an option, it's an inevitable...but it's not the end, unless we decide to let it be.
This week we welcome another amazing guest to The Successful Failure Podcast – technology phenom and all-around great human being Chris Bledsoe. Among his successes and failures, Chris has had an outstanding career in technology with the likes of Oracle, Palm, Apple - he was part of the team that launched the Apple App store - Citrix and Bluescape. Join us as we talk about relationships, why the Internet works, and how to share your failures.
We'll be back next week with a VERY special guest – I can't tell you who yet, but you will LOVE him – and a new episode of the podcast. In the meantime, please accept this eBook of inspirational quotes and photos as a small token of thanks for subscribing to and supporting the podcast - it means the world to me. Have a great week!
I'm thrilled to welcome best-selling co-author of CONTENT RULES, public speaker, and social-good entrepreneur C.C. Chapman to episode 4 of The Successful Failure. In this episode we talk about everything from finances, to kids, to business and entrepreneurship. Join us listen as C.C. gets real.
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On this episode we talk to writer William Gallagher. Known for his Dr. Who Radio dramas, he is also the author of five books, former BBC News and Radio Times contributor, and a sought-after public speaker who lectures on writing creativity and productivity. His most popular workshop is "How to Get Rejected," and you can be sure we cover this topic and many more in Episode 3.
On the second episode of The Successful Failure, we talk with the amazing Catherine Morgan about "Cranking Up the Volume of You," the importance of being genuine, and wading into the mucky stuff to get through to the other side.
In our first episode we speak candidly with renowned speaker and author Marc A. Pitman about some of the detours along his path to success, how he approaches failure today, and why his failings don't make him a failure.