What is #FailForward?

Fail Forward is more than just a hashtag - it's a way of life. The concept was created by Jacob Brown, a former professional athlete turned businessman, entrepreneur, and inspirational speaker.

Failing forward (in a nutshell) means to use the failure, adversity, and the hard times we will inevitably go through to learn lessons, grow thicker skin, and help others.

Read the original #FailForward article Jacob wrote in 2018 describing how he failed forward throughout his career.

Fail Forward!

In June of 2006, I was cut by the Oakland Raiders. Football was my life for as long as I could remember, I thought. I failed. In July of 2006, after a month of wallowing in my own sorrow, I … Read More

Nathan Apodaca | TikTok Miracle

Just 2 months ago Nathan Apodaca, a.k.a Doggface208, was living out of his RV. He was working as a laborer at a potato warehouse in Idaho. Nathan went viral on TikTok when he took just a few seconds to film … Read More

You’re Closer Than You Think

If you feel like you’ve had enough – you’re closer than you think. If you feel like you’re going to break – you’re closer than you think. If you feel like you’re underpaid – you’re closer than you think. If … Read More

Ryan Jordan – Laying Low to Flying High

Have you ever realized you are wasting time and money? For me, this moment came in January of 2020. Actually, the day was January 21, 2020. I was working in the “box,” better known as the Fuels Service Center. The … Read More

Becky Ashcraft – Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

It was October 2015 and I was on vacation in Puerto Rico, where I first stood up on a paddleboard. Heading into the heart of San Juan I glanced over from my taxi window towards the ocean and saw people out on the … Read More

David Byrd – Faith

I never envisioned myself cleaning toilets in the pool houses of million dollar estates. As much as I love golf, I didn’t see myself struggling to make ends meet by selling $1200 irons so I could make the $15 commission. … Read More

Jamie Breen – Failing Forward

My first struggle was losing my house in the 2009 disaster with a 2 year old and 5 months pregnant with my second. My husband and I couldn’t afford to feed all of us so I did the most heart-wrenching … Read More

My Cornbread Moment

14 years ago, I started working at Staples as a second job. I was barely making my rent and my car bill was always late, sometimes 2 months behind. I picked up the second job only to make another $7.45 … Read More

From the NFL to the CNC

14 years ago, I was working in a CNC machine shop, making 1,000-1,500 ball bearings a day. I made $9/hr. Only a month prior, I was running routes during practice on the Oakland Raiders football field along side Randy Moss. … Read More

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