Chasing Failure by Ryan Leak

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Chasing Failure book cover with "Failure" circled again and again
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The subtitle of this book is “How Falling Short Sets You Up for Success”. I got excited to read this because I like to be a glass half full type of person, and I really thought that this title sounded like it was thinking the same way I was, and I sure was right!

Chasing Failure is a self-help book written by Ryan Leak that blends personal experience with suggestions, advice, and ideas to help you find ways to be successful, even in the face of failure.

I thought this book was really helpful and provided me with a ton of ideas on how I can be successful in more things in my life. I feel encouraged and empowered after reading this, and I’m ready to start implementing some of these ideas!

Where to Find This Book:

Thomas Nelson | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads


By blending personal stories, inspirational anecdotes, riveting psychology, get-up-and-go encouragement, and just plain practical step-by-step advice, Ryan Leak shows how chasing failure just may be the quickest way to success.

We all have something we’d love to do, but often our fear of failure outweighs the potential of our destiny. But what if we found out that failure could actually help us succeed? Through Ryan Leak’s journey of chasing the girl of his dreams to his NBA fantasy and his encounter with five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant, Chasing Failure helps us remove every excuse for not pursuing the life we want to live.

In this book Ryan also talks about the science behind why people are afraid to fail, mixing in real-life stories and adding practical steps to help us intentionally chase failure. As he says, “God promises to be with you always, even through the failure.” This book is for the dreamers who have been afraid to move—and even those who have been afraid to dream. Ultimately, Chasing Failure will help us build confidence in what God has called us to do. As a motivational speaker, whether addressing people in corporations, churches, or youth events, Ryan has a message of hope: failure is right around the corner, so be brave enough to chase it! The good life is on the other side.

Just the Facts:

Chasing Failure by Ryan Leak
Genre: Self-Help
Page Count: 224 
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pub Date: June 22, 2021

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Ryan Leak is an author, speaker, executive coach, and filmmaker. He’s known for two documentaries: The Surprise Wedding and Chasing Failure. The son of a preacher man, Ryan grew up in the church with a marketplace passion. Today, Ryan splits his time between speaking in churches and doing executive coaching and speaking in Corporate America through his company The Ryan Leak Group, LLC.

Ryan has a unique church position in that he is on the teaching team of five megachurches. He rotates speaking at each of them seven to eight times a year. He regularly teaches 48,000 people between those five churches. Ryan does about 120 events each year reaching 200,000 people and trains approximately 15,000 leaders. Ryan and his wife, Amanda, reside in Dallas, Texas, with their two children, Jaxson and Roman.

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I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily.

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2 thoughts on “Chasing Failure by Ryan Leak

  1. I feel like so many people could relate and benefit to this one. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours


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