Aug 26, 2016
In the fall of 2014, I gave a TED Talk titled “Why I Teach My Children to Fail.” Instantly, I had people asking me to speak to their company, organization or team. “Failure” was the topic that resonated most. When I launched the podcast last year, I had intended on failure being a part of my message but I’ve come to realize that failure IS my message. We all experience it. It hurts. It leads to a lowering your goals, settling for less and letting go of your dreams. My mission is to help you normalize failure and use it to boost you to greater levels of success like it has for the great ones… Michael Jordan, Richard Branson, Steve Jobs . You, my audience, has told me that you enjoy learning not only the stories and habits of successful people but also how they were able to fail and still find success.
Because of this, I am changing the name of the podcast from Wrestling with Success to Success Through Failure. The name change will more clearly define to those who come across the show that the core message is failure. It will also alleviate any confusion that this show is about wrestling. While in many ways, I define my identity as a wrestler, this show is much bigger than that.
The guests will remain primarily former athletes because I believe the athlete’s experience provides a powerful context from which to view the value of failure. The format of the show will be mostly unchanged too.
I hope you like the evolution of the show and will share this with your social circles so that we can help others turn their eyes up after failure and use it as a stepping stone on their path to success.
About Your Host Jim Harshaw
My name is Jim Harshaw. And I know where you’re at. You’re working hard and qualified for what you do but you aren’t getting what you want. You have plans on getting to the C-suite or launching a business but ultimate success seems as far away today as ever. You’re at the right place because you can get there from here.
And I can help.
Who I Am
I’m a speaker, coach and former Division I All American wrestler that helps motivated former athletes reach their full potential by getting clarity on their what they really want and taking aggressive action to lead their ideal life not just despite their prior failures but because of them.
I’m a husband and father of four. And I’m a serial entrepreneur. I’ve launched multiple successful businesses as well as the obligatory failed one. I’ve been the executive director of a non-profit and have raised millions of dollars. I’ve worked in sales. I’ve even been a Division I head coach. While I was born in a blue-collar home I have spent my life surrounded by Olympians, CEO’s and millionaires.
Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
I’ve been lucky.
I’ve learned the habits of successful people and guess what. You’re just like them. I know because I know your type. You’re programmed for hard work, which is a prerequisite for success, but you’ve never been shown how to use what you know to create the life you want with the tools you have.
I will show you how.
Why You are Here
You've worked hard to achieve greatness. You’ve set goals and maybe even set records. You’ve definitely failed and you’ve at some point found yourself questioning if you were on the right track.
You need to understand this: You are far more prepared to succeed than those who’ve not tried, competed, struggled and overcome like you have. That’s the value of your education as someone who aims high. You are prepared to be as successful as your wildest dreams will allow.
Here I will teach you, with the help of brilliant minds that have been shaped by failure, struggle and adversity, to be who you want to be. I sense that you want this because you have read this far.
To take the next step today, click here.