I am not sure about you but I have learned to truly appreciate setbacks. 

Looking back, all my setbacks have taught me something. 

Some of the lessons I have learned in my early years of self-employment:

  • I was more focused on what I have to sell than the value I add to organizations
  • I judged people too fast and too harshly
  • I wasn’t ready to handle the business
  • I talked more than I listened (still working on this one)
  • I blamed too many things on outside circumstances instead of giving my attention to my own shortcomings
  • I came from a place of fear instead of a place of prosperity
  • I didn’t listen well enough to truly understand the challenges of my prospects
  • I thought managers do me a favour when they hire me instead of recognizing the tremendous value I add to their daily challenges
  • I allowed my negative emotions to run me and my days instead of controlling my emotional response
  • I started to understand that certain beliefs will limit how far I can go
  • What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger (mentally and physically)
  • Positivity takes work – a lot of work

Seriously, I could go on and on and on. 

Whatever I have learned over the past 12 years I now teach to others. Sometimes we don’t know what we don’t know (unconscious incompetence). 

Today I am writing my message from beautiful Slovakia. I am here to make a difference in people’s personal and professional lives. I am here to provide a different perspective. I am here to help them to develop a mindset of becoming unstoppable. 

One company and one country at a time. There is no turning back. 

My setbacks have been too many to share and I am sure there will be more in my future. Today I welcome setbacks because I have a mental strategy in place. 

If you have to deal with your next setback, simply ask yourself: 

  • What lesson can I learn from this situation?
  • What do I have to do different/better in order to get a different/better result? 
  • What is the ideal outcome I would like to achieve? 

Setbacks will always lead to stronger comebacks. Always!

  1. Welcome them
  2. Learn from them (alone and/or with your team) 
  3. Never ever give up (be like a dog with a bone)
  4. There is always a better way (go and find it)

Are you ready to start your engine? You better fasten your seatbelt my friend. Whoosh! 

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