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.

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

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

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