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.

James Cooper – Journey is the Gift

Life has its own ways of throwing you ups and downs. One minute you’re riding high getting dressed for football practice and the next  you’re standing in front of a judge receiving a 3.5 million dollar bond. What follows becomes … Read More

Rejection vs Resilience

I was rejected over and over again. I didn’t meet the qualifications. I didn’t have the education required. I didn’t have the years of experience. I didn’t lead a big enough team. I didn’t have big enough client projects. I … Read More

Shauna Griffiths – Failing Forward

My name is Shauna Griffiths. I’m the CEO/Founder of SLG Impact. Making a positive impact on people and with my work has always been my North Star. I spent 20+ years in Marketing and Brand Partnerships for professional sports and entertainment properties, and on the agency side. I … Read More

Take The Leap

One year ago today, I resigned from my position at General Motors. I had nothing lined up – not one job. I’d just had my daughter and she was barely two months old. My family thought I was crazy. My friends … Read More

Grab Your Shovel

I got my first job when I was 12 years old. I made $15 an hour shoveling the sidewalks at the local town library. I remember waking up at 5am to walk half a mile, still pitch dark and freezing … Read More

Stop Doubting Your Ideas

In 2012, I had an idea for a website that would allow the Girl Scouts to sell cookies online – so I built it. My mom was a Girl Scout leader and I remember, as a 12 year old, hauling … Read More

Dream Job Turned Nightmare

When I was 27, I applied for a position I knew I wasn’t qualified for – and I landed it. It was my dream job. This position was a lead role for a very large digital agency and one that … Read More

Under Armour

When I was 26, I received a phone call from a recruiter. He was from Under Armour. He was searching online for a “nationwide SEO expert” to fill their SEO Manager position and I was the 1st listing on the 1st … Read More

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