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.

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

Greener Grass = Higher Water Bill

I left a job because I thought I was underpaid. I was 26 – and dumb. The job I left provided me a chef-cooked lunch every day (carry out on Fridays), creative freedom, education/skill enhancement opportunities and training, hiring power, … Read More

5 Tips for Failing Forward

Shelley Rogers is an Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) member in Brisbane, Australia and founder and CEO of Maxum, whose mission is to empower entrepreneurs to reach their maximum capability. As a business coach, mentor and strategist, we asked Shelley―who admits she is no stranger to … Read More

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