Episode #449: Using Failure As Fuel For Growth with Brad Pedersen

Using Failure As Fuel For Growth with Brad Pedersen

Today’s episode is about something that a lot of people are afraid of – overcoming hardship and challenges, especially bankruptcy. 

What do you do when you have a business that might be in a bit of trouble and you love it and want it to work – but you’re unsure what to do next?

My chat with Brad Pedersen is a game-changer, especially if you need hope and encouragement. 

After walking through the fire and coming out even more successful on the other side, he talks about how he overcame going through bankruptcy and, more importantly, how he dealt with the emotions that come with it.

The author of a book called Startup Santa, an award-winning entrepreneur, an angel investor, and an all-around badass, Brad uncovers how to navigate challenges in your business and continue growing year after year. 

Join us to learn how to use your beliefs, struggles, and failures as a launch pad for something so much bigger!

Inconvenient Blessings 

Brad dives into how when things, like bankruptcy, happen they can be disguised as blessings (although it might not feel like it at the time). The thing is, it can be especially hard to navigate these if your self-worth and identity are wrapped up in your business. 

Part of becoming who you are is going through the hard things. If you’re going through tough stuff right now, you need to hear these words of wisdom he imparts about stepping up and bouncing back bigger and better than ever – because you’re more powerful than your problems. 

Why You Need Struggles

On the other side of pain, you can choose a better version of yourself. You can choose what the purpose of that pain is. 

Gold is refined in fire, and your obstacles are the process of becoming the best version of yourself. Brad uncovers his take on why it’s the difficulties and struggles that build our strength and character, and how vital they are. He shares how your lessons from past failures and obstacles become your insights and allow you to grow stronger and more successful than ever

How to Get Your Confidence Back

Brad chats about his secret to overcoming shame after bankruptcy (and any failure where you beat yourself up after). 

It is possible to rise above shame and despair and choose to focus on positivity and growth, but you need to know how. He goes through what enabled him to move forward and grow a wildly successful business afterward and how to navigate your feelings and choices so that you can emerge stronger than ever. There’s something you need to focus on and use as your guiding light. 

Here’s a Quick Overview of Episode 449: 

Let’s get real about something that a lot of people are afraid of – how to overcome hardship and challenges, especially bankruptcy. 

What do you do when you have a business that might be in a bit of trouble and you love it and want it to work – but you’re unsure what to do next?

In the latest episode of the Thrive by Design Podcast, my chat with Brad Pedersen will forever change your perspective, especially if you need hope and encouragement. 

We talk about:

  • How to become more powerful no matter what you’re facing.
  • Why you need struggles (that’s right). 
  • How to get your confidence back and move past shame. 
  • More ways to turn your problems into success! 

After walking through the fire and coming out even more successful on the other side, he talks about how he overcame going through bankruptcy and, more importantly, how he dealt with the emotions that come with it.

The author of a book called Startup Santa, an award-winning entrepreneur, an angel investor, and an all-around badass, Brad uncovers how to navigate challenges in your business and continue growing year after year. 

Listen to episode #449 of Thrive by Design – Using Failure As Fuel For Growth with Brad Pedersen.

Join us to learn how to use your beliefs, struggles, and failures as a launch pad for something so much bigger!

xo, Tracy

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