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The Failure Factor: Stories of Career Perseverance

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There’s a myth out there that failure is career-ending and that success is achieved without any bumps in the road. But in reality, it’s surviving rock bottom that gives entrepreneurs the experience, confidence and edge that ultimately causes them to thrive. You’ll hear stories of challenge, perseverance and triumph. Plus you’ll learn how to capitalize off the failure factor--your secret to success.

There’s a myth out there that failure is career-ending and that success is achieved without any bumps in the road. But in reality, it’s surviving rock bottom that gives entrepreneurs the experience, confidence and edge that ultimately causes them to thrive. You’ll hear stories of challenge, perseverance and triumph. Plus you’ll learn how to capitalize off the failure factor--your secret to success.
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There’s a myth out there that failure is career-ending and that success is achieved without any bumps in the road. But in reality, it’s surviving rock bottom that gives entrepreneurs the experience, confidence and edge that ultimately causes them to thrive. You’ll hear stories of challenge, perseverance and triumph. Plus you’ll learn how to capitalize off the failure factor--your secret to success.

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English


Episodes

The Failure Factor Episode 23: Sarah Merrill of “Big Kid Problems” on Growing & Monetizing Social Media, Overcoming Fear, and Leaving Your 9-5 Responsibly

10/8/2017
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It's one thing to leave a job you hate to follow your dreams; but what about leaving that "cushy" job that's not totally terrible? In this interview, brought to you by Discover LMS, Sarah Merrill of "Big Kid problems" walks Megan through how she traversed this decision in her own life and how she's made a successful business out of social media. From appearing as a guest on the day- time Emmy winning Steve Harvey Show on three separate episodes teaching “Social Media 101” segments, and...

Duration: 00:44:02


THINX CoFounder and Serial Entrepreneur Miki Agrawal On Bouncing Back From Adversity

7/29/2017
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Known for taboo industry innovation, controversial subway ads, and a publicly challenging departure from her role as CEO of THINX Period Underwear, Miki Agrawal is a serial entrepreneur, author, and speaker. The four-time founder sat down with Megan for an exclusive first interview since what she describes as "trial by fire."

Duration: 00:41:32


Cassandra Bodzak on Scaling The Conscious Personal Brand – Twice

7/11/2017
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Cassandra Bodzak is the founder of the online mind-body-soul support community, Aprecity.com,and best-selling author of "Eat With Intention." She's a global meditation and wellness teacher, host of Eat with Intention TV, and former host of ABC’s The Taste. Hear Cassandra's story on how she successfully built an online community and personal brand alongside the grief of heartbreak and her brother's life-changing diagnosis – then rebranded and did it all over again – as well as her advice...

Duration: 00:53:00


'The Hundreds' CoFounder On Leaving Law To Follow His Dreams, Building A Trustworthy Brand, And Coping With The Entrepreneurial Roller Coaster

6/26/2017
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Bobby Kim (also known as Bobby Hundreds) is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Hundreds. He grew what began as an independent, Los Angeles-based creative project into a worldwide men’s apparel label, worn today by celebrities such as Kanye West and Justin Bieber. Hear Bobby's story about the conversation that gave him the courage to leave law; how he's built a trustworthy brand; and the unique way he copes with success and failure.

Duration: 01:01:59


Founder & CEO Megan Driscoll on Building A PR Agency, Using Fear As A Motivator, And Not Wanting Kids

6/12/2017
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Megan Driscoll is the founder and CEO of Evolve MKD, a public relations and social media agency in New York City. She's grown her business from one employee (herself) to 19 in two and a half years. But Megan's success came out of a "bad breakup" at her previous company. Listen in to hear her advice on building an agency, outsourcing PR, using fear as a motivator, negotiating the conflict of being a woman who doesn't want children, and more.

Duration: 00:44:41


Danielle LaPorte On Being Fired From Her Own Company And Dealing With Haters

5/29/2017
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Danielle LaPorte is an internationally renowned speaker, writer, entrepreneur, and blogger. The wise, hilarious, self-proclaimed "seeker" has mastered scaling the personal brand; but prior to Danielle's massive success, she was fired – from her own company. Listen to this rich interview filled with Danielle's personal story of challenge and "failure," as well as her advice for protecting oneself when building your company, dealing with haters, and building a successful brand.

Duration: 00:43:03


HigherDOSE Founders On How An Unfulfilling Modeling Career And Near-Death Experience Led To Their Ultimate Success

5/15/2017
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Lauren Berlingeri and Katie Kaps are the founders of HigherDOSE, the infrared sauna experience that's taking over NYC. In this episode, they share with Megan how past career challenges have led to their present success. Berlingeri, previously a fitness model and star of the popular web show Woman v. Workout, opens up about her struggles in the world of modeling, while Kaps shares a painful near-death experience that transformed her perspective. Listen into hear their founder story, as well...

Duration: 00:53:17


The Mistake These Women Made When They Launched Their Apparel Brand

5/1/2017
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Christina Carbonell and Galyn Bernard are the founders of Primary.com, a direct-to-consumer children's clothing company known for its evergreen basics and affordable prices. Tune in to hear them discuss their "failure" – believing they could take care of the supply chain themselves. The result? Little product in-stock and a lot of unhappy customers and investors. Listen in for their advice for hiring with value proposition in mind, asking for help, and how to handle rejection.

Duration: 00:44:43


Failing Every Day And Being A Successful First-Time Founder

4/17/2017
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Lauren Foundos spent a decade on Wall Street before starting Forte, a boutique fitness streaming platform. A first-time founder, Foundos stresses spending wisely, building authentic partnerships, detaching from an expectation of what the company will be, and several other nuggets of wisdom you won't want to miss. Tune into hear Megan and Lauren share laughs and advice on how to optimize your starting-up success as an entrepreneur, in business, and in life.

Duration: 01:10:26


The Whole 30's Melissa Hartwig on Overcoming Addiction, Repairing Business Relationships, and Building a "Fiercely Loyal" Community

10/4/2016
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Melissa Hartwig is a Certified Sports Nutritionist, co-author of the New York Times bestsellers The Whole30 and It Starts With Food, and the author of Food Freedom Forever and The Whole30 Cookbook. She's been featured by Dr. Oz, The Today Show, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Details, Shape, Outside, and SELF; she has presented more than 150 health and nutrition seminars worldwide; and she also provides support to more than 2 million people a month through the Whole30 website....

Duration: 00:51:09


Courtney Nichols Gould: "I Used To Lead From Fear"

5/17/2016
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Courtney Nichols Gould is the CoFounder/CEO of SmartyPants Vitamins, a company she launched with her cofounder and husband, Gordon, just over 5 years ago to bring more health to more people every day (in the shape of a really tasty and trustworthy gummy). In this episode, Courtney shares how she went from "leading from fear," to creating a culture with virtually no turnover that's gotten STRONGER as the number of employees has increased. Listen for her favorite alternative to meditation,...

Duration: 00:49:36


How Failure Helped Me "Thrive": Gunnar Lovelace of Thrive Market

5/3/2016
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Gunnar Lovelace is the founder and co-CEO of Thrive Market, the fastest growing health-food e-commerce company in history. In this episode, Gunnar tells the story of a previous "failure," after which he found himself hitting rock bottom. He describes the learnings he took from the experience that contributed to his massive success with Thrive Market. Entrepreneur or not, you won't want to miss this profoundly inspiring interview in which Gunnar shares his authentic wisdom for relating to...

Duration: 00:53:48


Danielle Duboise & Whitney Tingle: Making Your Mess into Your Mission

4/19/2016
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Danielle DuBoise and Whitney Tingle are the co-founders of Sakara Life, an organic meal delivery service and wellness lifestyle brand. Danielle and Whitney went from making meals in their SoHo kitchen and delivering them on bicycles, to an 85-person company that delivers its signature plant-based, nutritionally-designed meals to thousands of customers across the United States each week. Hear their advice on how to "make your mess into your mission," turn a sulfurous kale salad into an...

Duration: 00:44:56


Wall Street to REAL "Wellth"

4/12/2016
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Jason Wachob is the Founder and CEO of mindbodygreen and the author of “WELLTH: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume”. He has been featured in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Goop, and Vogue. It hasn't always been health and "Wellth" for Jason, though. He used the wisdom he gained from failures along the way to make mindbodygreen the leading independent media brand dedicated to wellness. Listen in for his bang-on advice about how being comfortable with uncertainty,...

Duration: 00:29:38