Have you ever heard someone speak and it impacted you in such a powerful way that you thought “I have to hear more of what this person has to say?”
I felt that way the first time I heard Ryan speak. He was speaking in front of a live audience in Minnesota and it was the first time he had spoken in this location. I kept thinking “I’ve heard this guy before.”
It took me a while, but I finally remembered…I had seen a really inspiring documentary a few years ago called “Chasing Failure.” It was this crazy, yet inspiring, story of a man who decided to chase a dream that he was sure would end in failure, but he did it anyway. Ryan Leak chased failure, and in doing that achieved his goal of trying out for a NBA team, the Phoenix Suns. You can see his original documentary here:
After making that documentary, Ryan realized that chasing failure was a concept the world really needed to hear more about. I completely agree, which is why I am so excited that his book Chasing Failure is coming out in just a few days! This moving book is exactly what you need to read if you’re ready to pursue a dream and make it a reality. In my experience, and according to his, the path to success starts with failure:
“The one common denominator of the world’s most successful people is that they have all failed. They all took risks and flopped. They’ve created businesses nobody cared about, made films nobody wanted to see, wrote words nobody wanted to read, and made music nobody wanted to listen to.
And yet, each and every one of them became the successful people they are, not in spite of, but because of those misfires, flops, and failures. So, what makes the rest of us dare to think that we should run from the very things that made them who they are? And what if chasing failure was actually the quickest way to succeed?” – Ryan Leak
“Ryan Leak is widely known as the groom who pulled off the Surprise Wedding where he proposed to his girlfriend and married her on the same day. He spent two years planning every intricate detail of her dream wedding. The number one question he still gets is, “What if she said no?” It was a risk he was willing to take.
The video going viral led him to think about what others would do if they weren’t afraid of hearing “no” or of being met with failure. Ryan realized that many people never pursue their hopes and dreams because they pre-calculate their own failure. They quit before they ever even try.
So, he asked himself: What would he want to do if he knew he could not fail? The answer was easy—he’d be in the NBA—and since the only way to know if that dream could be a reality was to try, that is exactly what he did. In a world obsessed with chasing success, Chasing Failure inspires and equips its readers to embrace the thing they’ve been taught to fear. And while there are many books that contain great stories of people who have failed only to later succeed and books that inspire, affirm, and encourage, Chasing Failure differs in that it inspires and equips. It not only helps readers deal with the fear of failure, but provides practical action items. Because a dream without a plan is just a hope.” (ryanleak.com)
As leader of a team of more than 21,000 Norwex Independent Consultants, I’ve seen people with incredible talent stop trying after a failure or two. I’ve also seen people, myself included, who didn’t necessarily have a natural talent for sales or leadership, but we embraced the challenge of hearing the word “no” more than the person next to us because we knew success was on the other side of a whole lot of no’s. We chased failure, and it brought us great success, which is why I resonate with this message so much!
I’ve been fortunate to have been able to read an advance copy of Chasing Failure, and it is a must read for your summer reading list! I’m encouraging everyone I know to pre-order their own copy so they get it as soon as it releases! Summer is the perfect time to read it too so you can start dreaming on what your next adventure could be.
Chasing Failure will inspire you, motivate you, and change you. Ryan writes in an easy-to-read manner that makes this book perfect for students, athletes, coaches, salespeople, and business men and women of all types. It’s perfect for anyone looking for an inspiring gift to a high school or college graduate, someone embarking on a new adventure that may stretch them, and for any entrepreneur stepping into a new business.
Watch the Book Trailer for Chasing Failure:
There’s lots of ways to pre-order the book, and I know many of my friends are looking for ways to support businesses other than Amazon, so I encourage you to pre-order a copy of Chasing Failure here: https://premierecollectibles.com/leak . If you pre-order before June 21st, you will receive an autographed copy for just 1 cent more than if you pre-ordered through one of the big online retailers.
I love how Premier Collectibles describes Chasing Failure. They say “”By blending personal stories, inspirational anecdotes, riveting psychology, get-up-and-go encouragement, and just plain practical step-by-step advice, Ryan Leak shows how chasing failure just may be the quickest way to success.We all have something we’d love to do, but often our fear of failure outweighs the potential of our destiny. But what if we found out that failure could actually help us succeed? Through Ryan Leak’s journey of chasing the girl of his dreams to his NBA fantasy and his encounter with five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant, Chasing Failure helps us remove every excuse for not pursuing the life we want to live.In this book Ryan also talks about the science behind why people are afraid to fail, mixing in real-life stories and adding practical steps to help us intentionally chase failure. As he says, “God promises to be with you always, even through the failure.” This book is for the dreamers who have been afraid to move—and even those who have been afraid to dream. Ultimately, Chasing Failure will help us build confidence in what God has called us to do. As a motivational speaker, whether addressing people in corporations, churches, or youth events, Ryan has a message of hope: failure is right around the corner, so be brave enough to chase it! The good life is on the other side.”
Pre-order this book (from https://premierecollectibles.com/leak so you can get your signed copy for only 1 cent more & support a small retailer!) today and move it to the top of your summer reading list! You’ll be happy you did! I’d love to hear what you think and what dreams you plan to embark on next!
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