Category Archives: Failure

  • Kevin Greene A Football Life

    The Secret to Success (And 3 Examples)

    Posted on March 2, 2017 by Jim Harshaw in Failure, Goal setting.

    I recently watched the NFL Network’s “A Football Life” on Hall of Famer Kevin Greene. (I’m a Steelers fan so…) His high school coach was interviewed and said Kevin was the hardest working player that he ever coached. I read recently that Muhammad Ali’s coach had also bestowed the same compliment– hardest worker ever– on […]

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  • How to find opportunity

    The Opportunities Are Out There: Change Your Mindset

    Posted on October 15, 2016 by Jim Harshaw in Failure, Mindset, popular, Reveal Your Path.

    If you’re looking for more clarity and focus in your life. If you’re looking to get clear on your goals and learn how to create a plan to achieve them then join me and 5 other motivated, high performers for to learn a powerful 4-step system starting October 24th. It’s called Reveal Your Path and […]

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  • Failure to Success

    What Would It Take To Derail You From Your Dreams?

    Posted on October 4, 2016 by Jim Harshaw in Failure, Goal setting, popular.

    What would it take to sink you? What would it take to destroy your psyche and create such self-doubt that you wouldn’t have the guts to show your face let alone start over with even bigger dreams? What if you started an innovative, cutting-edge company that was on trajectory to change the world… and then you […]

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  • How to deal with downturns of life

    How to Gain Perspective on the Downturns of Life

    Posted on September 24, 2016 by Jim Harshaw in Failure, Goal setting.

    A few weeks ago I was in the midst of a serious back spasm. Sometimes they get really bad. I can’t sleep, I can’t walk upright and I certainly can’t work out. Every time I go through one of these, I feel like it’s permanent. Like I’m always going to be like this. Like the […]

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  • The Value of Setting Goals and Failing

    Posted on September 10, 2016 by Jim Harshaw in Failure.

    Last night at 8:05 pm, Jesse, Wyatt (my sons) and I finished our SIDCHA. If you listened to my interview with leadership expert Josh Spodek, you know that a SIDCHA stands for self-imposed, daily, challenging, healthy activity. I presented the idea to my kids and the boys took me up on it. They chose 1,000 […]

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  • success podcast

    IMPORTANT: Success Through Failure

    Posted on August 26, 2016 by Jim Harshaw in Failure, Podcast.

    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 […]

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  • how to get good at something

    Bad to Great: The Truth About Success

    Posted on August 25, 2016 by Jim Harshaw in Failure, Mindset.

    In the fall of 1982, I stepped on a wrestling mat for the first time. I was skinny, awkward, mild-mannered and not one you’d have picked to succeed in the sport. Ten years later, I won a major championship that placed me on a USA team that competed overseas. I got a college scholarship, placed […]

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  • Periscope: Lessons In Failure- Not Just For Kids

    Posted on August 15, 2016 by Jim Harshaw in Failure, Periscope.

    I get tons of great feedback on my Ted Talk regarding how I teach my children to fail. But the lessons that we teach our children and our athletes and our young people are not just for them, they’re also for us.

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