On this episode of Blue Line Banter I’m joined by Sam Weinman, award-winning sports journalist and author of Win at Losing: How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead to Our Greatest Gains. Sam has long studied the ripple effects of losing. But as a father of two competitive boys, he struggled to convince them that failing - whether losing a hockey game or bombing a math test - can actually be a critical part of success. So he sought out the perspectives of men and women who have turned significant setbacks into meaningful comebacks - and sometimes even new careers - to illustrate how we can not only overcome defeat, but grow stronger from the experience. Our discussion showcased the ways in which our most difficult moments can be turned into powerful growth opportunities. There are so many incredible takeaways in this one and I hope you enjoy the talk as much as I did.
How to Win at Losing with Award-Winning Sports Journalist Sam Weinman
Sandra Beck and Linda Franklin of Powered Up Talk Radio speaks with Sam Weinman about his book Win at Losing. As an award-winning sports journalist, Sam Weinman has long studied the ripple effects of losing. But as a father of two competitive boys, he struggled to convince them that failing—whether losing a hockey game or bombing a math test—can actually be a critical part of success. So he sought out the perspectives of men and women who have turned significant setbacks into meaningful comebacks—and sometimes even new careers—to illustrate how we can not only overcome defeat but grow stronger from the experience.Blending firsthand interviews and advice from professional athletes, business executives, politicians, and Hollywood stars with expert analysis from leading psychologists and coaches, Win at Losing reveals how renowned figures—from Emmy Award–winning actress Susan Lucci to golfer Greg Norman and politician Michael Dukakis—have prevailed and even triumphed in the aftermath of loss, humiliation, and rejection. In showcasing the ways our most difficult moments can be turned into powerful growth opportunities, this lively and moving guide asks readers to redefine what constitutes success and failure, and offers an essential blueprint for harnessing the power of setbacks to achieve what we want in life.Also on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, I Heart Radio and GooglePlay.
#90 How to Win at Losing: Author Sam Weinman Shares Stories of the Most Successful Failures
Success Through Failure with Jim Harshaw Jr
The Ingredients for Resilience: Interview with Author Sam Weinman. Sam is the author of Win at Losing: How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead To Our Greatest Gains. He is also the digital editor of Golf Digest. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, he lives with his wife and two sons in Rye, New York, where he coaches multiple youth sports teams. To learn more, check out his website, www.SamWeinman.com. If you don’t have time to listen to the entire episode or if you hear something that you like but don’t have time to write it down, be sure to grab your free copy of the Action Plan from this episode-- as well as get access to action plans from EVERY episode-- at JimHarshawJr.com/Action. Let's connect: Website | Facebook | Twitter About Your Host Jim Harshaw My name is Jim Harshaw. And I know where you’re at. You’re working hard and qualified for what you do but you aren’t getting what you want. You have plans on getting to the C-suite or launching a business but ultimate success seems as far away today as ever. You’re at the right place because you can get there from here. And I can help. Who I Am I’m a speaker, coach, and former Division I All-American wrestler that helps motivated former athletes reach their full potential by getting clarity on what they really want and taking aggressive action to lead their ideal life not just despite their prior failures but because of them. I’m a husband and father of four. And I’m a serial entrepreneur. I’ve launched multiple successful businesses as well as the obligatory failed one. I’ve been the executive director of a non-profit and have raised millions of dollars. I’ve worked in sales. I’ve even been a Division I head coach. While I was born in a blue-collar home I have spent my life surrounded by Olympians, CEO’s and millionaires. Jim Rohn said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” I’ve been lucky. I’ve learned the habits of successful people and guess what. You’re just like them. I know because I know your type. You’re programmed for hard work, which is a prerequisite for success, but you’ve never been shown how to use what you know to create the life you want with the tools you have. I will show you how. Why You are Here You've worked hard to achieve greatness. You’ve set goals and maybe even set records. You’ve definitely failed and you’ve at some point found yourself questioning if you were on the right track. You need to understand this: You are far more prepared to succeed than those who’ve not tried, competed, struggled and overcome like you have. That’s the value of your education as someone who aims high. You are prepared to be as successful as your wildest dreams will allow. Here I will teach you, with the help of brilliant minds that have been shaped by failure, struggle, and adversity, to be who you want to be. I sense that you want this because you have read this far. To take the next step today, click here. FOLLOW JIM Website | Facebook | Twitter
We often view losing as the ultimate setback, or the absolute worst outcome possible. The word itself has such negative connotations. Many think of those who lose as “losers”. Golf Digest editor Sam Weinman has a different perspective for us to consider this week. His book, How to Win at Losing: How Our Biggest Setbacks Can Lead to Our Biggest Gains is a guide to not only learning how to lose, but how to survive and thrive from it. In his book, Sam Weinman speaks with high profile athletes, actors, politicians, and business leaders in order to understand the upside of losing as it pertains to long-term success. Hear this unique perspective and more in this podcast! This episode brought to you by: This podcast is (also) brought to you by Amino VITAL — a World Leader in amino acid, nutritional hydration products. The game of golf demands laser focus and sustained energy! Get in the Zone and become a birdie making machine with Focus Zone — Amino VITAL's #1 Product for Golf. Fuel up like the Pros do and refuse to run out of gas on the back nine — visit aminovitalgolf.com and enter offer code MINDSIDE at checkout to receive 20% OFF Focus Zone and receive the official Amino VITAL Tour towel absolutely FREE.
Losing is a part of life. For a while children were getting participation trophies, but understanding what a loss means can actually be a critical part of success. Whether losing a hockey game or bombing an important math test, what can these setbacks teach us and how can we grow stronger from the experience? Joining The Urban Monk, author and sports journalist Sam Weinman had to convince his two boys that losing and failing are important experiences to learn from. How can we take these setbacks and turn them into comebacks? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://well.org/subscribe Subscribe to The Urban Monk Podcast on iTunes: http://theurbanmonk.com/ Connect with us: http://well.org/ Facebook - http://well.org/facebook Twitter - http://well.org/twitter Pinterest - http://well.org/pinterest YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/wellchannel
How to Teach Our Kids to Win at Losing with Sam Weinman
The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast)
On today's episode of The Good Dad Project, Sam Weinman tells us how to talk to our kids about failure and how to win at losing by by using defeat as fertile ground for growth. For today's show notes, links, and special offers, CLICK HERE.
Sam Weinman, author of "Win at Losing," profiled and interviewed successful people from many different backgrounds to discover the benefits of losing. He helps us to shift our perspective and have a healthier relationship with failures in business and in life. Full episode show notes at http://theintrovertentrepreneur.com/2017/01/20/ep143-sam-weinman-win-losing/
Our guest this week is an award winning sports journalist and Golf Digest's digital editor. So naturally, we start off the episode talking about digital content, the future of writing and publishing, and of course...golf. But the main focus of the interview is the essential life skill of "learning to lose".Sam shares with us what he uncovered in his interviews and all of the tips to being a good loser, and therefore a real winner.