Episode 130 – Quiet Desperation: How Do You Handle Adversity?

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The fog of adversity and sorrow rolls in on us all.

Live out loud. Be loud and proud.

Over 20 years ago Jeffrey Gitomer would open a sales training seminar much like he does today. He’d ask a room full of salespeople, “Who is the most important person in the world?” In unison the room would answer, “The customer!”

Gitomer would then ask, “Let me put it another way. There are two people left on the planet – you and the customer. One of you must die. Who’s it gonna be?” Again, in unison the room would answer, “The customer!” Exactly.

Gitomer’s point was well made. We all think we’re the most important person in the world.

We know what our problems are, even though others may not have a clue.

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen.

We might be surprised at the trouble others have seen.

Mentioned in today’s show are two books (they’re both old):

Quiet Desperation: The Truth About Successful Men by Jan Halper

Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments by Kent M. Keith

It’s a new week. Go make it a better week for somebody else. It’s the best way I know to make it a good week for yourself. Oh, and one more thing. Don’t tell anybody.

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About the author: Randy Cantrell is the founder of Bula Network, LLC – an executive leadership advisory company helping leaders leverage the power of others through peer advantage, online peer advisory groups. Interested in joining us? Visit ThePeerAdvantage.com