132: Using Failure as Fuel



Failure doesn’t need to be something that you fear. In fact, when you embrace failure, you’re that much closer to becoming successful.


Today I’m going to be talking about reframing failure and facing our fear of failing. I share a few stories about some of the most successful people in the world and how they failed but got back up again and pushed past their failures to success. I also share a story about how I almost let a $45,000 mistake cause me to give up and how this failure led me to successfully grow a seven-figure business.


Show Notes

What’s In This Episode:

  • Getting back up again after a failure 

  • Coming to grips with the fact that experiencing failure doesn’t mean you’re a failure

  • Embracing failure as it occurs

  • Becoming fearless and overcoming obstacles in your life

  • Examples of people (including me!)  who turned their failure into fuel for the life they wanted

What To Do Next:

  • Start embracing the failures and obstacles you face in life and using them as fuel to keep going toward your dreams

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  • Download the reframing failure worksheet

  1. Check out my most recent TonyaTV episode, How To Prepare For A Family Vacation With Less Stress.

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“Fear is the obstacle standing in the way of so many promising opportunities.”



Resources & Links


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