Manufacture Your Day by NEVER STOP TRYING

At the end of 2006 I was laid off at Magna International, and in January 2007 I started my own training company focusing solely on the people in the manufacturing industry.

I cannot believe it has been 11 years. The journey from then to now has been filled with hardships and many ups and downs, but also a lot of self-satisfaction and fun.

I have learned that in order to get what you want you have to know what you want, and you have to have something that certainly isn’t taught at school.

It’s called grit. Grit is defined as perseverance and passion for long-term goals, and without it you probably won’t get very far.

My passion for the people in the manufacturing industry has been my fuel over the years, and my vision of what can be has helped me to persevere.

In the early years of my entrepreneurship and during the great recession in 2008 my business associate Heidi and I each called about 130 companies a week. We became pretty resilient in overcoming rejection and kept trying until we got business from a company that manufactures toilet paper. Recession proof!

Why do I tell you all of this?

I encourage you to be patient, think positive thoughts and develop grit. Every no today may be a yes tomorrow. Every try can be converted into a win, and every problem can be turned into an opportunity.

Now get down to the nitty-gritty.

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