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How to Recover from a Big Setback


Want to know what successful and wealthy people know? They know that cultivating a habit of persistence is the insurance against failure.”

Every failure brings with it the see of an equivalent advantage—a learning that is transformative if applied.

My dear friend Ron says it best—“If you are in business, you have problems. Business IS solving problems. So, such it up better cup. Next time you have a set back, welcome it as a teachable moment and persistently pursue in the direction of your desired outcome instead of using your setback as an excuse on why it can not be done.”

How to Snap Out of Mental Inertia


They say that more than 90 percent of our thoughts each day are basically a regurgitation of the thoughts from the day before. That’s unfortunate, isn’t it?


What if you thought better thoughts? Clearer thoughts? Thoughts of bigger possibilities? Thoughts that weren’t defeating yourself esteem or judgmental of you not being enough. What if instead you thought about making a bigger impact? Or being able to overcome circumstances instead of thinking thoughts of “why you can’t?”


Your thoughts create your behaviors and your behaviors create your activities and your activities create your results. If you want better results, you need better thoughts. Force yourself to be attentive to the quality of your thinking and watch how easily your results shift for the better.

Warning. You had better be prepared for success…

Find the Best Way



A renowned sales executive in the 1900s said something that nobody has said better since. He said that the secret to sales success is to find the one best way to sell and never deviate from it.

Brilliant, isn’t it? Success leaves clues. In every job, there is a “one best way” and then there are the other attempts that can’t compete in terms of performance.

Know that for every job, every project, and every system—there is a “one best way”—seek it with all your heart and when you find it, repeat it systematically and with rigor to the attention to detail to make sure that you keep replicating phenomenal results.

Turn Defeat Into Victory



A pastor, after he graduated from college, said his blindness was an asset. “It will keep me from alienating a person because of how he or she looks.”

What a lovely example of how a what could have caused someone to be bitter and defeated used a “situation” to reframe it as a unique gift.

There really are no defeats—they are, instead, educational moments—a chance to take feedback and improve.

Ambitious people approach life with admirable persistence. A dear friend of mine who has legendary success in business says that after a failure, he gives himself no more than one hour to feel sorry for himself. He consciously decides that he can not be discouraged. How can you turn today’s defeat into a victory?

Deposit Positive Thoughts into Your Memory Bank


In life, there is what happened and then what you made up about what happened.

An example is say you sprained your ankle. THAT is a fact, that you won’t be able to walk well for at least 6 months is your conjecture—not a fact.

We live in a world where what sells is negativity—politicians and news stories are filed with conversation patterns that, if normalized, they produce wear and tear on your mental motor.

Here’s an interesting project—when you drive, think of 3 reasons you’re glad to be alive. Force yourself to find new reasons every time.

And surround yourself with positive people. If someone is negative, spend as little time as possible with them as every moment they impact your psyche in a negative way is a moment when your success and health are impacted for the worst.