About this episode

Do you want to achieve growth and success as an entrepreneur by embracing failure? Stephen Lease, Goodr CEO, has the solution to help you achieve that goal. Learn how to transform setbacks into opportunities and pave the way for progress and triumph.

In this episode, you will be able to:

Discover the role of perseverance and tenacity in the world of entrepreneurship.

Adopt the attitude required for outstanding performance as a long-distance runner.

Recognize the immeasurable benefits of being consistent and excelling at the basics.

Delve into the significance of fostering a supportive and successful company culture.

See the value in accepting failures and blunders as essential components of the growth journey.

In this episode, we talk about:

Steven’s entrepreneurial journey

The value of consistency

The importance of enjoying the process

Managing burnout and maintaining a running practice

Maintaining company culture

Get to know Stephen Lease, an entrepreneur who has built his career on embracing failures and learning from them. Raised in a free-range environment, Stephen developed a strong sense of independence and problem-solving skills that would later prove invaluable in his entrepreneurial journey. Through his experiences with multiple startups, he has come to understand that failure is not the opposite of success, but an essential part of it. As a passionate runner, Stephen finds inspiration in the challenges faced during long-distance races and applies those lessons to his life and business ventures.


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Past guests on For The Long Run include: 177. Molly Seidel; 226. Mike “Kofuzi”; 228. Kara Goucher; 59. Shalane Flanagan; 234. Camille Herron; 198. Courtney Frerichs; 229. Jes Woods; 207. Tyler Andrews; 197. Dean Karnazes; 206. Katie Arnold; 220. CJ Albertson; 153. Joe Holder; 199. Kelly Roberts; 188. Gwen Jorgensen; 205. Emily Abbate; 209. Sara Vaughn; 174. Nick Bare; 97 Amelia Boone; 101. Courtney Dauwalter, 219. Dylan Bowman; 191. Matt Chittim; 200. David Roche; and more!


This episode of the For The Long Run Podcast is sponsored by PUMA. For 75 years, PUMA has been pushing sports and culture forward with innovative design and development. We are honored to have PUMA supporting this show, and supporting the running community at large.  I’ve been running in the Deviate Nitro First Mile and I love how it has a focus on sustainability, made from at least 20% recycled material. Check out a pair for yourself at PUMA.com and use the code FORTHELONGRUN for 20% off any PUMA run or train products.


This episode is also brought to you by Goodr. Goodr have the slickest shades around, for only $25 and $35. They don’t slip or bounce, and stay on my face way better than more expensive sunglasses.

If you’d like to support me and the show, treat yourself to a pair (or two) and head over to Goodr and get 15% off your entire order with the code FTLR. Your face will thank you!

Microcosm Coaching

We’re excited to be working with the team at Microcosm Coaching, who are disrupting the “never enough” culture in running by guiding athletes toward mastery, joy and independence in the training process.

Find your community at https://www.microcosm-coaching.com/ and tell them the team at FTLR sent you. 

Darn Tough Thank you to Darn Tough for sponsoring this episode. I’ve been a fan of, and running in Darn Tough socks for years now, so we’re excited to welcome them to the For The Long Run family. Use code FTLR-BESTSOCK10 to get 10% off and free shipping when you shop through this link.

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