Ep. 5: Fail Often and Fast



Josh and Shelby let the F-words fly. Why the F-word we fear most―failure―is actually a great indicator of success. Plus, author Todd Duncan shares the darkest moment in his life when he was jobless, broke and lost his wife to cancer. He reveals the one thing that kept him going.

Failure is an inevitable part of goal-setting. The loftier the goal, the farther you fall. But that shouldn’t stop you. Learn how to change your mindset and take failure as a learning experience to succeed in the future.


  • What can you learn from failure? Josh spills about his upcoming fear of failure and how he plans to change his mindset.
  • Everyone fails. Including the greats, such as Michael Jordan. How do you plan to change the outcome next time around?
  • Todd Duncan, entrepreneur, author and speaker, says you have to “rewind the tapes of your life” to the positive moments.
  • Why you need to keep your vision large and focused on the future.

Favorite quote from this episode:

“One of the biggest secrets to success is operating inside your strength zone, but outside your comfort zone. And although you might fail incredibly, you might succeed incredibly—and that’s why incredible risk and courage are requisite.”

—Ralph Heath, author of Celebrating Failure: The Power of Taking Risks, Making Mistakes and Thinking Big

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