Failure can demolish us—or at least shatter our confidence. It can make us question our worthiness, second guess ourselves and feel like we need to shoot a little bit lower next time.
But to New York Times bestselling author Anna David, failure is the best thing that can happen. The host of the Fail Your Way to Success podcast, David has written about failure for Psychology Today and Entrepreneur. And she believes that failure can be a sign that we haven't been shooting high enough.
In “How Epic Failure Can Help You Achieve Epic Goals,” David walks people through the failures of high-profile leaders, shares studies about the different impact failure can have on us and asks audience members to look at their own struggles and successes. She then pushes them to come up with EPIC (Extraordinary, Powerful, Impactful and Courageous) goals based on the lessons they’ve learned from their most epic failures.
Using wit, live journaling exercises and unique stories—about topics as varied as meeting a goal 27 years after setting it and learning about manifestation from a pre-fame Matt Damon—David provides audiences with specific journaling exercises and actionable steps. Even better: every participant leaves with an EPIC Goal Workbook that already has their initial goals and actions mapped out.
The EPIC Goal Workbook is half inspirational message and half workbook for you to dig down into your soul to extract your deepest desires and put them on the page.
Prepare to unearth your dreams, and then make them come true.
“If you’re looking for a speaker guaranteed to deliver, you’ve found it.”
—Joe Polish, Founder of Genius Network and Genius Recovery
"In 15 years of booking speakers, I've never seen someone so well-prepared." - Cathy Christen, Director of GoBundance Women's Division
"Anna’s timing, poise, clarity, confidence and terrific sense of humor made it the best talk I have helped on. I was expecting it to be good, even great, if all the stars aligned. I was not expecting it would be amazing. She needs to use big stages to deliver her message.”
—Leading motivational speaker and coach Joel Weldon
“Anna knocked it out of the park. She was entertaining and honest and the audience loved her vulnerability. The evaluations came back raving about her! I look forward to having her on my stage again.”—Meredith Swedo, event producer and host of Wellness for People in Recovery Live Event
“Anna’s candor in sharing her story challenged students to critically reflect on the choices they make in their lives. Students were riveted.”
–Anthony Nicotera, Adjunct Professor, NYU Silver School of Social Work
“Anna captured the attention of our students with her honest, insightful, and thought provoking recount of her personal struggles. Thankfully this wasn’t your typical lecture, and because of this, students were engaged from beginning to end.”
–Laura Singletary, Student Programs and Leadership Coordinator, Whatcom Community College
Almost all business owners do financial planning around their legacy without realizing that a legacy isn't just the money they leave behind.
It's the sum total of their lives.
In Launching Your Legacy, David showcases entrepreneurs who have left or are in the process of leaving epic legacies before guiding participants through the process of figuring out their own.
Through discussion, writing and sharing, they'll learn new tools for putting themselves out there and connecting their passions to their business. In the process, they'll discover how to use their understanding of their legacy to bring in more clients, attract more people to their cause and—most importantly—transform how they think about themselves.
For better or worse, if a potential client Googles you and nothing comes up, they’ll probably think, “On to the next.”
But you don't have to be pumping out TikTok videos or hiring expensive publicists to remain relevant. You just need to take certain simple steps to avoid being left in the dust.
New York Times bestselling author of eight books and TEDx speaker Anna David excels at helping business owners build authority with books, but she also knows that not everyone wants to publish a book. That’s why she created a three-step system for any entrepreneur who'd like to claim and retain their place in the public square.
In "How to Build Authority," David guides business owners who'd like to stand out from the competition through how to determine their Unique Quotient, do a competitive analysis of the marketplace and determine their ideal media approach so they can leave with the exact steps they need to showcase their authority to the world.
Anna David is the New York Times bestselling author of eight books. She's spoken at colleges and corporations around the country, been featured at three different TEDx events and shared the stage with such global leaders as Tony Robbins.
Anna has appeared repeatedly on Today, The Talk, Good Morning America and numerous other programs, where she's discussed human behavior and writing. She's written about failure, legacy and goal setting, among many other topics, for such publications as Psychology Today and Entrepreneur.
Her company, Legacy Launch Pad, writes and publishes books for entrepreneurs and her first book, Party Girl, is in development as a movie scheduled to be shot in 2024. She lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend, filmmaker Jim Agnew, and their son, Benjamin.
GoBundance Women's Retreat - Fairmont Hotel, Carmen del Playa, Mexico
Detroit Entrepreneurs Organization - Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit, Michigan
Genius Network $25K Meeting - Phoenix, Arizona
Tulare County Court Graduation Keynote - Visalia, California
Midwestern State University – Wichita Falls, Texas
La Costa Spa Wellness for People in Recovery – San Diego, California
TEDx University of San Diego – San Diego, California
TEDx Ohlone College – Newark, California
TEDx Los Gatos High School – Los Gatos, California
Genius Network Annual Event – Phoenix, Arizona
University of New Haven – New Haven, Connecticut
North Dakota State University – Fargo, North Dakota
University of North Dakota – Grand Forks, North Dakota
Johnson & Wales University – Charlotte, South Carolina
Sheridan College – Sheridan, Wyoming
University of Alaska – Anchorage, Alaska
Texas A&M University – Commerce, Texas
Whatcom College – Bellingham, Washington
Cameron University – Lawton, Oklahoma
Morningside University – Sioux City, Iowa