How to fail at life… and turn your failure into success
The late, great, personal development guru Jim Rohn lamented, “It’s too bad failures don’t give seminars. Wouldn’t that be valuable? If you meet a guy who has messed up his life for forty years, you’ve just got to say, ‘John, if I bring my journal and promise to take good notes, would you spend a day with me?’”
Well, Jim, your wish has come true. A longtime expert in the art of failing at life, author Mark Aspelin is ready to spend time with you to share some of the best methods he’s encountered for how to fail at life. Mark has done a fine job at implementing many of these practices over the course of his 46 years with impressively dismal results: alcoholism, divorce, debt, career uncertainty, and a lack of clarity about his purpose and direction in life ... some good stuff that you’ll find entertaining and worth your time.
How to Fail at Life is the ultimate “what not to do” guide, filled with stories of self-inflicted catastrophes, completely avoidable suffering, and mindless forms of life wreckage … with some inspiring tales of recovery and redemption along the way.
This book is for you if:
You’re a parent who wants to teach your kids how to live a life filled with happiness and meaning;
You’re experiencing a mid-life crisis and you’re ready to chart a new course for your life;
or you’re simply feeling down or disappointed after messing up a few things in your life and you’re looking for a book that will cheer you up.
Learn how to FAIL SMART
You won’t find any fancy buzzwords or “secret formulas” that are guaranteed to give you fame, fortune, enlightenment, and six-pack abs in 30 days without leaving your couch. Mark has read a bazillion books in the personal development space and quickly found that the principles of success are simple and consistent and have been documented ad nauseam. Why are the same success principles used again and again? Simple. They work.
Mark has packaged these life lessons within stories of people who’ve learned them through the School of Hard Knocks. You’ll find true, inspirational stories of failure and redemption. You’ll see a few household names that you may know well, as well as some obscure and unknown names.
If Mark has done his job well, you’ll also see a bit of yourself in these stories. After all, that’s one of the goals of this book: to give you a chance to pause, reflect, and say, “Hey, that’s me!” Then you can decide if you need to make some changes to get back on track.
There really is a right way and a wrong way to fail in life. The right way to fail is to let others do it for you and learn from their mistakes. Staggering amounts of time and suffering can be avoided by learning from the mistakes of others. When it comes to failure, it’s better to watch the movie than be a character in it. Rest assured, you’ll still have plenty of opportunities to fail in life, but you might as well narrow down the list so you’ll fail “smart.”
This one’s for you, Jim Rohn. Mark is happy to spend a day with you to show how failure is really done.
Buy this book and get ready to take some notes.
Genre: Children's eBooks, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Parenting, Self-Help & Counselling, Self-Help, Teen & Young Adult, Personal Health
Size: 234 pages
Free download for Kindle from 20 February 2020 onward