Jul 24, 2023
"When you look at the highest performers in the world who I've had a chance to interview on my podcast, whether it's in business or navy seals or athletics or you name it, failure is a necessary ingredient of success." (05:32)
"This version of hitting the pause button, stepping back, working with the coach, journaling, taking a retreat annually with their spouse or with their company. It was this version of hitting the pause button. And so I've coined a term for this concept, and I call it the productive pause, and this is the secret." (11:07
"That's why we need this person outside of us. That's why we need this coach who's saying, wait a second, I think you're biting off a little more than you can chew here." (16:00)
Failure, struggle and setbacks are not only an inevitable part of life but a necessary step on the path to success. Jim Harshaw has learned many life lessons on the wrestling mat. Having won three ACC Championships for the University of Virginia, trained at the Olympic Training Center and competed overseas for Team USA he has experienced significant triumph and devastating defeat. He shares those powerful lessons of failure, struggle and setback to empower his audiences to overcome their own challenges and achieve success despite their inevitable failures.
Jim has consulted with businesses, non-profits and athletic
programs nationwide in regards to marketing, fundraising, lead
generation, communications, and brand building. He has presented at
over a dozen state and national conventions on the topics of
donor relations and marketing.
Jim's entrepreneurial experience is broad from having raised angel capital to develop a web based software to founding a Charlottesville-based service business that he sold that is still in operation.