How Our Biggest Setbacks can Lead to our Greatest Gains

Nancy Ferrari
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How Our Biggest Setbacks can Lead to our Greatest Gains with Sam Weinman

Happy New Year and welcome to The Nancy Ferrari Show! My featured guest is Sam Weinman, author of his new book Win at Losing: How Our Biggest Setbacks can Lead to our Greatest Gains and is also the digital editor of Golf Digest. For more than a decade, his work has appeared in USA Today, Golf World, Yahoo Sports, ESPN the Magazine and Sports Illustrated. He’s received numerous writing awards for his coverage of the PGA Tour and National Hockey League.

Greatest Gains“Win at Losing” is applicable to all of us as he shares inspirational and deeply personal stories from the likes of top golfer, Greg Norman, presidential nominee Michael Dukakis and emmy-award winning actress Susan Lucci and we’ll be focusing on his unique and much-needed take on the upside of losing and why it’s essential to enjoying a successful life.

Mr. Weinman shares his interactions and observations with athletes and also blends firsthand interviews with business executives, politicians, and celebrities with expert analysis from leading psychologists and coaches.

As we have all emerged from some type of setback, either personally or professionally, and thrived in the aftermath, we all can provide inspiration to uplift others during their times of challenges.


Valuable topics we discussed were:

1. The value of losing
2. The biggest mistakes we can make are “not trying” or “why bother”
3. What goes up can come back up again
4. Growth mindsets and fixed mindsets
5. Ways to teach your kid to be more resilient, including embracing effort
6. Don’t be afraid of losing, as there is much to be gained

Words of Praise ~ “An outstanding book! In a series of riveting chapters, Sam Weinman portrays spectacular failures — huge, public failures– that helped people grow instead of crushing them. You will be inspired.” — Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of “Mindset”

Quotable from “Win at Losing” ~
“The most beautiful people we have known are thoes who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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Nancy Ferrari is dedicated and passionate about her professional duality within her career in media and as an Intuitive Life Coach and Energy Healer. Nancy celebrates 7 years of hosting The Nancy Ferrari Show, and is the co-host of Connecting People, Changing Lives, a web tv talk show, both within Spark It Network. The Nancy Ferrari Show is a spirited show sharing what’s real, relatable and relevant in the world and features expert guests who make a positive difference. Nancy is also an inspirational speaker, author, and contributing writer for numerous online publications, sharing her messages of positivity and living an empowered and enlightened life.