It’s okay to fail. And it’s okay to try.
Many talks focuses on success stories.
But often, each success story is accompanied by many more untold stories of failures.
These series of talks will focus on those stories, where people come forward to share about their biggest screw-ups and failures, and how they overcame it.
It’s okay to fail, and it’s important to keep trying.
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In 2005, Zai met with a serious car accident that almost left her paralysed. Despite being told that she is likely to never walk again, she chose not to give up and found her way to recovery. How did she remain optimistic in the face of such adversity and become an inspiration to others?
DANNY RAVEN TAN
Danny was working in marketing before a series of events led him to re-evaluate his life. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and his mum’s dementia condition started to deteriorate. How did he overcome these challenges and find his purpose in life?
In school, Dominic struggled with his grades and low self-esteem. Even when he eventually realised his dream of being a full-time musician, he still struggled with his self-esteem and mental health issues. How did he find the balance between his work and his well-being?
Tok Sheng is born with Scoliosis and went through 10 surgeries between the age of 5-10. He has always been skinny-bashed by friends and families. To make matters worse, he grew up with narcissistic parenting. How did he overcome it eventually?
Anna was a relatively high flyer who aimed to always achieve excellence in all aspects of her life. A burnout in uni caused her to crash right into depression, also opening cans of worms from all her life. How did she manage to overcome and set herself back on the track?
Weiren has gained all his achievements he wanted in life, culminating in what he thought was his dream job. After four-and-half years, he was burnt-out and at dead-end in his career. How did he managed to pick up his life from there?
Xun An’s formative years were marked by family turmoil and financial issues, leading to recurrent bouts of depression and even an eventual, life-disrupting dual diagnosis. How did he navigate to become an advocate and take back his life?
In 2009, Yen Lu and his wife faced a personal tragedy no parent would ever want to face – their son committed suicide due to depression. His grief threw them into a pit of depair. How did Yen Lu overcome his grief to eventually become an advocate for youth mental wellness?
Lauren led a very comfortable life. It came crashing down when she went through four miscarriages, a string of athletic injuries and a diagnosis of recurrent miscarriage. How did she persevere through all these tribulations to become an Ironman Malaysia finisher?
Jack went through a difficult period when his brother was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. He had massive weight gain due to the stress of being unemployed, and rushing to and from the hospital. How did he eventually pick himself up and make a difference in his life?
Wendy struggled with partial hearing impairment which affected her confidence greatly. She had a constant insecurity of her disability, and started to hate herself for being different. How did she overcome this and learn to love herself?
Velda led a relatively normal life until late 2015 when she experienced a psychotic episode, and was admitted to the Early Psychosis Intervention Programme (EPIP) for treatment. How did she eventually overcome her mental health condition and emerge a stronger person?
Lilian had a lot of trust issues due to a past relationship which ended due to a betrayal. It was an experience that shattered her sense of self-worth, and led to a suicide attempt. How did she eventually overcome this and regain her confidence?
Tracy has dreamt of creating her own business ever since she graduated from university. Over the last 15 years she has suffered multiple setbacks after many failed attempts. How did she eventually overcome these disappointments to keep going?
PHAM HAI YEN
Hai Yen’s husband came to her one day and confessed to a shocking secret, which could wreck his marriage and career altogether. How did Hai Yen embrace this moment to strengthen their relationship and support her husband to rise again?
In his journey as a fitness entrepreuneur, Kevin was regularly confronted with difficulties and challenges. But he was shocked and crushed by a bigger monster. How did he eventually overcome it to be where he is today?
When she was young, Cheryl had a strong obsession with her weight. She suffered from all kinds of eating disorders and would even harm herself as punishment. How did she eventually overcome it and gain confidence in herself?
An engineer by training, but his passion in F&B led him to start up a cafe with a friend. Unfortunately, the partnership failed and he lost much of his savings. How did he pick himself up to start another cafe – Dopa Dopa Creamery?
She has always been a career-driven woman and a super mom, demanding no less from her staff. Until one day, she was fired just after giving birth while still in hospital. How did that change her view of work and family?
All his life, he has always dreamt of flying, so much that he has planned his life around his dream. First he failed to get selected into the Youth Flying Club, then the RSAF, and finally SIA. How does he manage a dream that seems so far away?