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Falling Forward

A Guide for Facing Adversity and Planning Your Life

Published by Leaders Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster


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About The Book

For anyone looking to succeed in business without sacrificing their soul, Falling Forward: A Guide for Facing Adversity and Planning Your Life imparts lessons from success and setbacks on the farm, at the Fort, and in finance.


Being a person of integrity in your personal and professional life should be simple, but so many of us struggle balancing the two. The nature of business can turn looking out for others into a liability. Business is often described as cutthroat, but the reality is the qualities that make a good businessman and a good human being are one and the same: follow that Golden Rule of “Do unto others...” 

It’s a given that we will stumble in life. The question is will you FALL FORWARD toward growth? 

Join best-selling author, financial visionary, and lifelong South Dakotan Gordon Wollman on a journey through his life experiences, from the farm to the Army to financial success in his new book, Falling Forward: A Guide for Facing Adversity and Planning Your Life. Wollman imparts his accumulated wisdom with plainspoken sincerity. He is an imperfect person, always moving toward self-improvement and positively impacting the community surrounding him. 

 In this book, Wollman outlines the habits, skills and mindsets required for making a plan, adapting that plan when necessary, and moving forward as a way of transforming past failures into future success. 

 Keep reading to:

  • Discover how to balance your business and personal lives without sacrificing success in either. 
  • Understand that mistakes are only failures if you choose not to learn from them. 
  • Learn how to develop a plan and be inspired to work towards its fruition. 
  • Improve your self-awareness by seeking the counsel of those you trust to overcome blind spots. 
  • Understand the importance of surrounding yourself with success. 
  • Learn how Gordon has overcome personal and professional setbacks from his health to marriage to business, and how the adversity has made him a better person and leader. 

When you stumble along a journey, do you back up or do you FALL FORWARD?  

 Develop a plan, put it into action and get to work! Get your copy of FALLING FORWARD today!



About The Author

Gordon Wollman is a nationally ranked Wealth Advisor whose company has been among the top 1% of financial advisors for the last eleven years. He leads sixteen professionals at Cornerstone Financial, the company he founded. Working with clients in 26 states, the team helps people build, preserve, and transfer wealth.

Gordon built his business on common sense, hard-work, and the discipline of good habits – things he learned growing up on the family farm near Huron, South Dakota. Gordon says, “When I started in the industry, I had a vision and I set big goals. To be successful, I knew I had to focus on the basics - start your day early, have a plan, build routines around your goals. I sought out mentors and studied the best in the industry, implementing best practices and investing in business and professional development.”

Gordon continues to have aggressive growth goals for his company, which currently has branches in Sioux Falls and Huron, South Dakota. More importantly, he has learned to commit the same energy and determination to all the roles he plays. Gordon says, “I’m very grateful for my amazing wife, loving family, and the life I’ve been blessed with.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Leaders Press (November 18, 2022)
  • Length: 200 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781637350966

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