Is the Fear of Failure
Squashing Your Greatness?

Flip Failure to Boost Resiliency

“You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”
– Jim Carrey

Let’s face it, life is a roller coaster ride of failures and successes. What if they were one and the same? What if the messiness of it all is what teaches us the juiciest lessons?

Write your own story, reinvent your own definition of success, and create the life you want to live. Don’t be afraid to fail so you can try for what you love.

Take the quiz to know how failure resilient you are.

Reflect on your score and even consider sharing it with your team and those you love.

Become more failure resilient together.

Juicy Failure Resiliency Resources

“Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.”
– C.S. Lewis

Do you want to bravely, boldly, unapologetically cast your net into the depths of life, work, and academics to see what is possible? After all, the more times you cast the net, the more fish you catch. What if it comes up empty? That can hold us back. In fact, it’s a very human thing: behavioral economists tell us loss aversion is so strong, we’d rather not lose something than gain something more.

So, it would seem, you’re swimming against the tide. We can help.

The first trick: become more failure resilient.

In the book Flip Side of Failing: How to Recognize and Leverage Greatness in Work and Life, Sarah McVanel shares the evidence of what successful, revered, admired people do to swim toward failure and to the success that results from it. You, too, can surpass your limits and catch every opportunity in your path.

Whether you grab a copy of the book, or you’re here for the juicy tools that go with it, get ready to move through and beyond hurdles, challenges, and even major failures by downloading and utilizing the juicy resources we have for you. Enjoy (yes, enjoy) these practical strategies to unconditionally recognize the funny, the serious, the sad, and the hopeful in all failures.

Take the bold leaps that exponentially drive your pride, progress, and passion. Your failures are actually finger posts of true success.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

– Mark Twain

Judy Kucharuk

Director, Marketing and Special Events, Encana Events Centre

"Funny, full of energy and incredibly motivating – all words to use when describing Sarah and her passionate stage presence. We were fortunate to have Sarah join us as a speaker for Spark Women’s Leadership Conferences and her presentations about leveraging greatness hit the core of our objective at SPARK: “A rising tide lifts all boats”. I would not hesitate to recommend Sarah to other organizations that are searching for a well-prepared, well-organized, thoughtful and passionate storyteller."
Shelley VanVeen

Learning & Development Manager, Libro Credit Union

"Sarah brought so much energy and enthusiasm to our International Women’s Day event at Libro! Her message was uplifting, thought-provoking and truly appreciated by our team. Dealing with Sarah was wonderful – she was open, professional and willing to work with us to customize her message to incorporate our culture and connect to our topic and participants. During the session, she was a pro with a powerful message and a fantastic delivery. We had wonderful feedback from all that attended and can’t wait to have Sarah back for another session in the future!"
Sylvia D’Intino

Executive Director, Community Living Hamilton

"THANK YOU so very much for leading the engagement activities today! You’re a constant professional, with an amazing attitude and always seeing the great in everyone. I am grateful for how you have helped us this year to transform our in-person staff recognition events into virtual and on-location events. Our staff feel more inspired, appreciated and motivated after they hear you speak, and I know our amazing in-house team here looks forward to designing engaging appreciation events with your support."
Melissa Chaulk

Manager of Professional Development

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association

"We work hard at CDHA to give our members a wonderful conference experience, so we were thrilled to have received resoundingly positive feedback on Sarah's opening plenary keynote. It was the highest attended of the entire conference for both dates!"
Jamie Campbell

Director, The Center for People in Organizational Development, Sheridan College

"Smart, challenging, innovative, committed, dependable, and reliable, I highly recommend her for all your recognition needs. I have brought Sarah into my last two organizations to help build a culture of recognition and celebration. The focus on appreciation is more important now than ever."

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