Long, winding, lonely, difficult.
That’s the path to success.
I can relate…
I remember long, difficult and winding PLUS wet roots on a hike I took in Costa Rica volcano land mountains. All was sunny and bright when we departed to the hot springs awaiting that special pleasure. But coming back–The Path from Hell took hours.
My partner and I got rescued by the park ranger who knew we were in trouble because darkness set in. After hours of slipping over huge wet roots, we finally heard Freddie’s shout. “Got Noriega here to help you!”
My reaction–I didn’t ask questions. I jumped on that huge horse to ride the last 500 yards to my icy shower and warm brandy. We invited Freddie to share our brandy and hot food (I’ve been a gourmet cook, even while camping and world travel).
Have any of these setbacks caused you to drop or postpone a project?
- Techie help
- Marketing mishaps
- and Wasted experiments
These stories are great to use in blogs, on podcasts, on your author page of each book you write and more.
My Business Recent Story of Setbacks…
After a rough 2 years of rebuilding my successful book coaching business, I’ve been researching and studying with high end marketing gurus such as Kathleen Gage, . They inspired and showed me how.
More action! I created new ecourses, 1 x 1 premier book coaching, and over 35 new ebooks to educate my fast track entrepreneur audience who want to finish their book or blog project.
Does my enthusiasm help? With a positive mindset and daily actions, new dedicated clients keep signing up with me–one result we all want.
Five Setback Stories
Have you let a big project slide away because of its difficulty?
Did you forget that these sidetracks are ‘supposed’ to be hard?
Are you like me? By now, “I’m tough enough to withstand tornados.”
Some of my favorite leaders suffered from lots of obstacles to slow them down. They too struggled! And, the winners didn’t quit just because it was hard.
Want to be a Winner Like These Leaders?
* Oprah Winfrey, who was demoted from her job as a news anchor, because she “wasn’t fit for television.”
* Abraham Lincoln, who had a nervous breakdown, sweetheart died, defeated for nomination for Congress, defeated for U. S. Senate two times and defeated for nomination for Vice President.
* Steve Jobs at 30, after being fired from the company he founded, left depressed and devastated.
* Albert Einstein got many rejections from stogy academics on his relativity theories. His parents discouraged him, and said that he “would never amount to much.”
* Michael Jordan went home, locked himself in his room, and cried after being cut from his high school basketball team.
Just a reminder…
As much as we’d like the easy path, worthwhile results come from struggle, effort and setbacks.
The motto, “Expect the best; but make no expectations” has helped me over the years to keep going no matter what. Sure hope these ideas have helped you too.
One more… When setbacks stop you, repeat after me,” Onto the Next!”
Want to share you short story of difficulty and your solutions for it?
Just email me. Put “My setback story and solutions from the book coach” in subject line.
Include inside the email–Your name, book title or topic, your target market, solutions so far, and I’ll share in blogs and in my LI Book Group so you can help others.
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