Tag: overcoming setbacks

Losing Well: 7 Questions to Ask When You Don’t Get the Win thumbnail

A Winning Well post with David Dye In a recent Winning Well interview, Bob Morris asked “You talk about Winning Well, but what does it mean to lose well? David and I both laughed the kind of half-hearted chuckle that comes only after enough distance from the pain. And as timing would have it, I’ve recently been helping both of my children process through disappointing losses on the college political

The Power of A Second Chance

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The planners of the 2015 National Speaker’s Association Influence conference had every reason to believe he was up to the challenge. After all “Sam” had just received the coveted CSP (certified speaking professional) certification (proving he was a seasoned speaking master). But as Sam took the stage in front of 1700 of his speaking peers for his five minutes of NSA fame, he went blank. After a

How Not to Screw Up When You’ve Been Screwed Over thumbnail

When I heard his story, I wanted to scream with him and for him. But screaming at water under the bridge just brings more rapids. I paused for what was an uncomfortably long time. Then, I whispered, “I know this hurts. But you have to stop. Kick and scream and get it all out, and then take a deep breath and take off on the high road.” It’s true that John didn’t deserve this. Passionately