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How many times did you fail and gave up out of frustration or discouragement? How often does failure ruin your resolve and send you back to square one, only to fail over and over again, with little hope anything will ever change?

Written by best-selling author Martin Meadows, From Failure to Success reveals what failure really is and how to deal with it in a constructive way that will help you achieve success.

The author has suffered through multiple failures in his own life. In the book, he shares his vast experience of how he turned failure into a friend and finally achieved the success he had failed to reach for years.

Here's just a taste of what you'll learn from the book:

  • Seven types of failure and how to handle them - including failure due to self-sabotage, fear, unrealistic expectations, self-licensing, and more.
  • Five rules and exercises to develop and maintain a success-friendly mindset.
  • A five-step process to cope with failure and bounce back.
  • Three master strategies to build strength to keep going.
  • Four reasons to give up. Contrary to what many self-help authors say, sometimes it's better to give up than keep trying. Learn when and why it's better to drop your objective and dedicate your resources to another goal.
  • Ten empowering stories of people who faced insurmountable obstacles, yet turned their struggles into immense successes.

Failure is a fact of life. You can get angry at it or befriend it and use it as a tool to change your life. The choice is yours. If you'd rather take the constructive approach so you can eventually win, buy the book now, study it, and apply the teachings in your own life. You, too, can develop mental resilience and turn failures into successes!

©2017 Martin Meadows (P)2017 Meadows Publishing

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Martin Meadows Delivers

This books delivers. From Failure to Success is not just a retread of “we learn more from our failures than from our successes.” My pet peeve is self-improvement/motivational books that are merely descriptive rather than prescriptive. From Failure to Success avoids that pitfall and provides prescriptions in spades, including actionable items and exercises in every section. Providing them is clearly the raison d’etre for the book. Full disclosure - I received the audiobook in exchange for a fair and honest review, and I chose to go ahead and buy the Kindle edition as well. It’s a book I will keep nearby to refer to and to annotate. It starts from the position of assuming you’ve either “failed” at something or are afraid you will. Meadows provides a way of not only reframing of the concept of failure, but of success as well, prefering to focus on successful process, not the end result. Meadows describes the seven types of failures and how to handle them; provides habits of mind and real-life exercises to make you more resilient in the face of failure or fear of it; describes strategies to keep you pounding away at the process, however boring or difficult it may be; and gives you a 5-step process for coping with failure - and bouncing back. What I found truly interesting was his description of the reasons to give up, a concept usually antitehtical to authors and readers of motivational literature. Personally, I have found the never-give-up philosphy untenable, but have had difficulty articulating the difference between resignation and the deliberate decision to walk away from (or postpone) the goal for rational (not rationalized) reasons. Meadows provides some litmus tests that don’t necessarily let you let yourself off the hook, but guide you to clearly detemine whether to persist or move on. In each chapter, the author describes the concept, provides a real-life example from Meadows’s own or someone else’s life, then provides exercises for recovery from failure and for habits of resilience. The concepts and exercises apply to more than just business; they work for goals in school, family, social life, and any other area of life where you want to make improvement but have been struggling with failure. My only nit to pick with the audiobook is that I am not particularly fond of the reader and listened to it on 1.5x speed. While From Failure to Success is clearly a motivational and inspiring book, it has its feet firmly on the ground and should be in the how-to section of the bookstore.

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Super Book!

Lovely read...very interesting, informative, and useful. I learnt a lot from it and hope to benefit from it by applying it's tenets. Highly recommended read!

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Another worthy read from Martin Meadows

This is not a book to be read and put back on the shelf. This is a book to read and implement significant change in one's life. Packed with personal insight, practical action, and an engaging writing style, I plan on adding this to my top 150 books to read list.

The summary of key points at the end of each chapter make this book an easy reference to return to on a regular basis. I would suggest listening to the audio version and then scheduling time to work through exercises on each chapter.

Just another "home run" by Martin Meadows.

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Good book, and I enjoyed the audiobook even more

I have enjoyed Martin Meadow's books for a while now. Most of them are short books on a particular area of acheivement (dieting, exercise, etc). His last book, and this one are slightly different in that they are longer books that go a little more in depth on a topic. I enjoy audiobooks as a wheel and listen to a lot of them, but with Martin's shorter books, I felt that the kindle version was easier to digest than the audiobook (although I enjoyed both many times). With this book being longer form, I'd suggest the audiobook, as I found it to be more to my liking to listen to the book. If you prefer to read books, the kindle version is fine, but if you prefer Audio, there is no reason to forego it here. The narrator does a fine job as well. I do't enjoy self-help books where the narrator is overly animated. This narrator does not succumb to that. All in all, a great listen.

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