Chasing Failure: How Falling Short Sets You Up for Success

  • 4h 9m 10s
  • Ryan Leak
  • HarperCollins Leadership
  • 2021

Chasing Failure will help you remove every excuse for not pursuing the life you want to live, and that failure may just be the quickest way to success. Includes audiobook-exclusive behind-the-scenes content after each chapter!

We all have something we’d love to do, but often our fear of failure outweighs the potential of our destiny. But what if we found out that failure could actually help us succeed?

In Chasing Failure, Ryan Leak shares the science behind why people are afraid to fail, mixing in real-life stories and adding practical steps to help us intentionally chase failure in order to embrace the opportunities that come with it. Everyone fails in life — but if you’re willing to learn, improve, and grow because of your failures, you are already on the road to success.

As a motivational speaker, whether addressing people in corporations, churches, or youth events, Ryan has a message of hope: Failure is right around the corner, so be brave enough to chase it! The good life is on the other side, and as he says, “God promises to be with you always, even through the failure.”

Packed with wisdom, specific strategies, and a key takeaway included at the end of each chapter, Chasing Failure will help you:

  • Explore whether your dream idea is worth pursuing.
  • Count the cost and create an action plan for your idea.
  • Learn how to effectively deal with criticism.
  • Understand how to embrace failure and learn how it can propel you.

By blending personal stories, get-up-and-go encouragement, and practical step-by-step advice, Ryan Leak will show you how chasing failure could be the quickest way to success.

About the Author

Ryan Leak is an author, speaker, executive coach, and filmmaker. He’s known for two documentaries: The Surprise Wedding and Chasing Failure. The son of a preacher man, Ryan grew up in the church with a marketplace passion. Today, Ryan splits his time between speaking in churches and doing executive coaching and speaking in Corporate America through his company The Ryan Leak Group, LLC.

Ryan has a unique church position in that he is on the teaching team of five megachurches. He rotates speaking at each of them seven to eight times a year. He regularly teaches 48,000 people between those five churches. Ryan does about 120 events each year reaching 200,000 people and trains approximately 15,000 leaders.

Ryan and his wife, Amanda, reside in Dallas, Texas, with their two children, Jaxson and Roman.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - Setting You Up to Fail
  • Chapter 2 - Kobe Made Me Do It
  • Chapter 3 - Reframing Failure
  • Chapter 4 - Never Give Up-ish
  • Chapter 5 - Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
  • Chapter 6 - Shame of You
  • Chapter 7 - 50 Shades of They
  • Chapter 8 - All I Do Is Win
  • Chapter 9 - Friends, Don’t Fail Me Now
  • Chapter 10 - Just Do It Scared
  • Chapter 11 - If at First You Don’t Fail, Try Again
  • Chapter 12 - Don’t Wait for Monday
  • Conclusion: Befriending Failure