44 episodes

Bryant Ellis is a Forbes 30 under 30 serial entrepreneur whose main company “The Adventure Challenge” has grown from the ground up to a 100 million dollar company within 3 years. Bryant created this podcast to inspire entrepreneurs, artists, and dreamers to run after their dreams by embracing risk and failure along the journey. We believe that Failure is not the opposite of success, but a prerequisite. We interview people from all over the world who have achieved different levels of success and talk about all the obstacles and failures that they had to overcome along the way.

The Fail Journal Bryant Ellis

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    • 4.9 • 116 Ratings

Bryant Ellis is a Forbes 30 under 30 serial entrepreneur whose main company “The Adventure Challenge” has grown from the ground up to a 100 million dollar company within 3 years. Bryant created this podcast to inspire entrepreneurs, artists, and dreamers to run after their dreams by embracing risk and failure along the journey. We believe that Failure is not the opposite of success, but a prerequisite. We interview people from all over the world who have achieved different levels of success and talk about all the obstacles and failures that they had to overcome along the way.

    2022 Might Suck - And Why That Could Be A Good Thing

    2022 Might Suck - And Why That Could Be A Good Thing

    The New Year is a time when you have lots of momentum. With an opportunity to start fresh, it can easily feel like your commitment to growth is stronger than ever. But while this momentum may last for weeks, possibly even months, there inevitably comes a time when it runs out. Your goals don’t get checked off as quickly as you thought they would - they start to require more effort than you expected - and suddenly you're enticed by a thousand excuses. That’s why, in this episode, Bryant puts forward the idea that we should expect “the suck.” Even embrace it! Not only is it impossible to avoid, it’s precisely where we rise to the next level. Before thinking about what you want to accomplish in 2022, give this episode a quick listen! Remember: You’ll always suck if you’re afraid to suck. 

    • 19 min
    Winning Forbes 30 Under 30

    Winning Forbes 30 Under 30

    “It’s about the journey, not the destination” is probably the most cliche phrase in existence. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. In this episode, Bryant walks through how he's felt after winning Forbes 30 Under 30. While it feels amazing to be recognized with an award like this one, it’s not nearly as fulfilling as the work that brought him to this place. And not nearly as important as the people who helped him along the way. You won’t want to miss this one!

    • 41 min
    Taking Control of Your Life (feat. Eliz Fulop)

    Taking Control of Your Life (feat. Eliz Fulop)

    What doesn’t Eliz Fulop do? She’s a professional skier, a body-builder, a podcaster (The Mindset Flex podcast) and just an overall badass. Throughout all these ventures, she’s learned a thing or two about risk-taking and the inevitable failures that come with them. Specifically that you can’t rely on other people or outside circumstances to move you forward. You have to take control of your life. Join Bryant and Eliz for more ideas like this in this week’s episode! 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    10 Ideas to Free Your Schedule and Make More Money

    10 Ideas to Free Your Schedule and Make More Money

    Many people fall into the trap of thinking they have to choose either money or time. Either they get a job that pays well, but it takes up their whole schedule, or they have flexible hours, but not enough money to pursue the things they really care about. Believe it or not, this is a myth. It IS possible to have both. You just have to think outside the box a little! In this episode, Bryant goes through ten very practical ideas that are guaranteed to free up your schedule and make you more money. These ideas might not be right up your alley. Take em or leave em. The point is, it’s possible to have both money and time if you just get creative and take some out-of-the-ordinary risks!

    • 53 min
    Justin Stumvoll - The Failures of Religion

    Justin Stumvoll - The Failures of Religion

    In this episode, Bryant sits down with Justin Stumvoll (host of "The Connected Life" podcast) to have a candid conversation on their experiences growing up in the church. They talk about the high-stakes, shame-filled mentality many religious people have around messing up and how this prevents you from actually learning and making progress. Many other interesting points are brought up! You’re not gonna wanna miss this one!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Crawl, Walk, Run: A Formula for Leveling Up

    Crawl, Walk, Run: A Formula for Leveling Up

    You don't just wake up one morning and decide you want to be a Hollywood actor. You earn this opportunity through years of practice; through failing and learning from your failure. In this week’s episode, Bryant dives deeper into this topic by introducing three phases: crawling, walking, and running. By not getting ahead of yourself and staying in this order, you know you'll be prepared for the risks you're taking. Because when you AREN'T prepared, and you try to run before you've learned to crawl, you'll end up falling flat on your face! Don't get carried away. Knowing where you are on the journey from beginner to expert is the best way of knowing what to do next. 

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

Hrselover ,

Episode 37

Even though I already had the privilege of hearing some of this content from Bryant as he was sharing his process with me, hearing the whole thing in this episode was very enlightening. It’s amazing how easy it is to put so much effort and finances into chasing the wrong thing. Let’s figure out what we’re truly passionate about now so we can go after that! Thanks Bryant for sharing this!

E McGlenn ,

Inspirational

Cool show. Everyone has failed at something. Learning from failure is difficult. Talking about failure is even harder. Focusing on failure as learning opportunities is blessed. Thank you.

rmarie91 ,

So true

I truly appreciate the podcast as I listened for the first time. I purchased the adventure books one for my family and one for my hunny and me. Sadly we only got one adventure down in the family book and after 10 years my partner and I are separating. This book was purchased with hopefulness in restoring life and love in the relationships that mean most to me. As I go through this breakup process I wonder “what if”. What if this couples book would have been ordered a few months ago, why didn’t I see that ad that drove my purchase earlier, would things have been different? But as I listened to first half I realized I wasn’t the only one who couldn’t be placed in a box and that I was inspired by something so simple but yet so meaningful. Thank you for allowing me some comfort as I continue on my journey and save that couples book for sometime in my future. It truly is liberating to know what starts off as an ambitious thought to reconnect can turn into financial and social freedom. Congratulations to your team!
Best regards,
Robbin Rodriguez

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