Marie Forleo & Cash Carraway: Defining Success | SFS

Marie Forleo and Cash Carraway on Success

In February 2020, Marie Forleo, entrepreneur and author of Everything is Figureoutable, and Cash Carraway, author of Skint Estate, visited a school in Oval, London to talk about success and failure, while trying to answer the question: can anyone be successful?


Age: Key Stages 3 – 5

Subject: PSHE

Topic: Success and failure

The following activities give KS3-5 students the opportunity to explore and discuss the question “can anyone be successful?” in terms of: talent, opportunity, vision, circumstance, and failure. The following activities can be used as standalone activities, or used together with the starter and plenary to form a complete lesson (approx. 1 hour 30 mins in total).

Learning Objectives:

  1. Is there truth in the statement “talent is universal, opportunity is not”?
  2. How can we “live life out of vision, not circumstance”?
  3. How can we fail successfully?

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Activity one

Marie Forleo and Cash Carraway discuss whether potential barriers, such as class and privilege, affect an individual’s ability to succeed.

Activity two

Marie Forleo discusses the power of having a vision for what is possible in the future, instead of living out of your current circumstance.

Activity three

Marie Forleo and Cash Carraway discuss the inevitability of failing, but how failure is an event, not a personal characteristic.