Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning (Hardcover)

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Store owner Mike Russo also teaches Small Business Entrepreneurship for KHSD. He enthusiastically recommends this title for those interested in the entrepreneurial mindset.

— From The Small Business Celebration Bookstore


Leslie Odom Jr., burst on the scene in 2015, originating the role of Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical phenomenon Hamilton. Since then, he has performed for sold-out audiences, sung for the Obamas at the White House, and won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. But before he landed the role of a lifetime in one of the biggest musicals of all time, Odom put in years of hard work as a singer and an actor.

With personal stories from his life, Odom asks the questions that will help you unlock your true potential and achieve your goals even when they seem impossible. What work did you put in today that will help you improve tomorrow? How do you surround yourself with people who will care about your dreams as much as you do? How do you know when to play it safe and when to risk it all for something bigger and better?

These stories will inspire you, motivate you, and empower you for the greatness that lies ahead, whether you’re graduating from college, starting a new job, or just looking to live each day to the fullest.

About the Author

Two-time Academy Award nominee, Tony and Grammy Award winning performer and musician, Leslie Odom, Jr. is a multifaceted multi-hyphenate, who is probably most known for his performance as Aaron Burr in the original Broadway production of Hamilton. He was nominated for an Emmy award for his work in the filmed version of the musical released on Disney+. I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know is Odom, Jr.'s second book after Failing Up. Odom, Jr. resides in Los Angeles with his beautiful and brilliant wife, Nicolette, and their two children, the apples of his eye!

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781250139962
ISBN-10: 1250139961
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: March 27th, 2018
Pages: 208
Language: English