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Dare to Leap

Oct 28, 2020

Dr. Cheryl Lentz is known as the Academic Entrepreneur and is a keynote speaker and best-selling author. She teaches others how to process their failures and move forward more effectively. The reality is, if you want to get to the other side and succeed, you have to embrace failure! Dr. Cheryl shares her thoughts and tips on how to overcome what’s holding you back and to make the entrepreneurial leap.


Key takeaways:

  • Cheryl loves talking about the “F” word… also known as failure!
  • Don’t run away from your failure. There is so much it can teach you.
  • Feel the fear and do it anyway.
  • Cheryl was so afraid of failure that it stunted her romantic relationship growth for 30 years!
  • If you’re not willing to fail, you won’t succeed. Failure is just part of the process.
  • What is the refractive thinker all about?
  • There is a big difference between knowing and doing. Dr. Cheryl wants you to take what you learned and actually apply it!
  • The key to anybody’s success is by being a life-long learner.
  • It’s okay to admit that you were wrong!
  • What are Dr. Cheryl’s thoughts on the future and where we’re headed?
  • Commercial real estate will never be the same!
  • There are so many people out there who are afraid of technology and would rather give in their retirement papers than try to share their knowledge online!
  • In order to dare to leap, you’ve gotta have faith, and you’ve gotta take your first step.
  • Pick one thing that Dr. Cheryl shared today and get out there and implement it!



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“What is failure telling us? Failure is a gift and I know we don’t think of it as such.”


“There are no shortcuts and you have to get to the other side and you have to do the work.”


“If you can’t learn to fail, you won’t succeed.”