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Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success Paperback – April 1, 2007
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The author of 24 books on maximizing personal and leadership potential, John C. Maxwell believes "the difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure." In Failing Forward, he offers inspirational advice for turning the difficulties that inevitably arise in life into stepping stones that help you reach the top. Noting that star performers are often those who aggressively push forward after encountering adversity, Maxwell shows how a variety of well-known and not-so-well-known people have forged ahead despite obstacles that could have derailed them. They include: Mary Kay Ash, who founded her cosmetics firm against enormous odds when the direct-sales company she toiled in for 25 years resisted her continued corporate climb; Truett Cathy, who lost two brothers (and business partners) in an airplane crash and experienced his own serious medical problems before establishing the Chick-fil-A fast-food chain; Greg Horn, who reopened his Kentucky grocery store just 21 days after it suffered $1 million in flood damage; and Beck Weathers, who lost his nose, half of one arm, and the fingers on his other in the infamous 1996 Into Thin Air Mt. Everest tragedy, but now takes a positive message of survival and conquest to audiences around the world. --Howard Rothman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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John C. Maxwell, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker was identified as the #1 leader in business by the AMA and the world's most influential leadership expert by Business Insider and Inc. magazines in 2014. His organizations--The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, EQUIP, and the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation--have trained more than 5 million leaders worldwide. Visit JohnMaxwell.com for more information.
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For anyone who is an entrepreneur, in businesses, or in relationships this is a MUST read.
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I read John Maxwell's book cover-to-cover and it helped me to put everything I'd worked so hard at into a more positive perspective. He rightly points out that 'failure' is a part of life, but that no one teaches us how to deal with it and rebound from it. In fact, we're trained to mark ourselves with this hideous label - which only serves to undermine our future potential.
Mr. Maxwell helps the reader adjust their attitude toward failure to see it as a great learning experience, and makes the important point that those who don't fail aren't taking risks, and aren't challenging themselves or learning new things. Those who DO take on new challenges and risks are bound to 'fail' before they hit on a winner, so those who 'fail' also tend to be leaders. Without trying new things and failing, we wouldn't have progress and innovation.
Thank you, Mr. Maxwell for sharing this perspective and dealing with a subject that no one wants to think about.