What a wonderful concept to embrace the lessons from our failures to build success. Award-winning broadcaster and bestselling author Tavis Smiley reminds us in his new book, FAIL UP: 20 Lessons on Building Success from Failure, failure is often the first step in a truly great success story.
Revisiting the intimate tone of his New York Times best-selling memoir What I Know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America,Smiley recounts 20 instances of perceived failures that were, in fact, unforgettable lessons. He teaches through powerful, personal, and, at times, painful examples pulled from his and other famous fail-uppers’ own stories. You will find a kinship in Smiley’s humanness that inspires and informs. Using today’s headlines and the profound truths he’s gained through the years, Smiley illuminates how the inevitable setbacks in both our private and professional lives can become possibilities for growth. (Read entire article)