Sarah Robb O’Hagan

Why Getting Fired Is a Blessing

Fired twice in her 20s, Sarah Robb O’Hagan struggled with a nearly constant fear of being fired and fought to find her lane. She learned how to persevere in times of trouble and she pushed herself to improve daily. And ultimately, by the time she was 38, she was the global president of a $5 billion company, leading its successful turnaround and reinvention. She held other executive positions throughout her career such as the Marketing Director at Virgin and Nike and the President of Gatorade and Equinox. Get to know the woman who best-selling author Adam Grant referred to as a badass of the highest order in this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu.

Sarah Robb O'Hagan on Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

Toughen the F**k Up Butter Cup



  1. “When you are trying to be something you’re not, that’s why you lose your confidence.” [10:21]
  2. “What did you learn in adversity, and what did you dive deep and find inside yourself, and how did you push through it?” [15:19]
  3. “The minute you acknowledge what you did, you have control over changing that.” [17:22]
  4. “Don’t ever worry that someone didn’t ask you to do something. Just get on and do it.” [25:42]
  5. “If it’s not your dream, you’re not going to fight nearly as hard for it.” [28:35]
  6. “Once you know that it’s something you really want just clear out the obstacles and go.” [29:19]



Sarah pins down characteristics of successful people and why humility is a key ingredient. [4:17]

Sarah addresses why leaders should codify and demonstrate value and show grit. [10:01]

Sarah dives into the qualities of people who persevere. [14:20]

Tom and Sarah talk about stepping out of line and how she created her own job. [18:16]

Sarah recalls how she turned rejection into promotion and demonstrated how to create value. [23:43]

Sarah talks about why you need to discovery your mountain to climb. [26:21]

Sarah shares why she makes her children hand back trophies for participation. [29:39]

Tom and Sarah talk about what makes a great executive and her strategies for self-improvement. [31:01]

Sarah unpacks her book and what it means to be extremely you. [34:34]

Sarah reveals uniform behaviors and why she decided to create a movement. [37:34]

Sarah explains why failure is good and how to process it. [39:43]

Sarah defines the impact that she wants to have on the world. [41:54]




Flywheel – [2:31]



Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick-Ass. Repeat – [2:33]



Adam Grant — [4:00]

Angela Duckworth — [12:47]

Sir Edmund Hillary — [27:41]

Bode Miller — [36:23]

Sam Cass — [37:02]

Will Dean — [37:49]










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