Episode Date May 25, 2021
Featured Guest Ashley Good
Featured Book "The Rise" by Sarah Lewis

Episode Summary

Ashley Good reading from ‘The Rise’ by Sarah Lewis and discussing the positive elements of failure.

Failure is well and good in theory … but how do we become comfortable with it in practice? Ashley Good knows. She calls herself a ‘full-time failure,’ and is the founder and CEO of Fail Forward, a consultancy centered around helping others to fail intelligently. She and I wrestle with the million dollar question: how can we begin to embrace and overcome failure in our lives?

Ashley reads two pages from the book ‘The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery’ by Sarah Lewis. [reading begins at 15:34]

You’ll also hear us talk about:

  • The transformational quality of failure. [22:24]
  • Different responses to failure. [26:55]
  • “Theoretically, it is true that we can all repair with gold, but it is not psychologically true for everyone.” [27:39]
  • Coping with failure. [28:09]
  • “Being transformed by failure requires us to acknowledge that things are hard. It is always possible to be your wisest self in your worst moments.” [34:07]

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Sarah Lewis: The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery

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Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier

I'm the author of five books that have collectively sold more than a million copies. I'm the founder of Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations move from advice-driven to curiosity-led. I'm the host of the *2 Pages with MBS* podcast.

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