“Setbacks are inevitable; it’s how you deal with them that determines your ultimate success.”
Who had the best reaction to Nate McLouth’s walk-off HR? This guy …
The “sports mentality” is the best mentality in business, and there are so many ways to relate sports to your everyday work. When someone is succeeding, don’t be a sore loser, be a team player. Cheer for your coworkers, don’t discourage them. To be the best in your industry, learn from the best. If you want to grow as a person and as a business man, be the leader that people want to look up to. Support everyone around you, and you will get the same amount of support and respect back. When others do well, see it as a chance to learn and grow from their actions, to improve your own weaknesses. Now go out there and hit a home run today.
Head Into the Weird Places. For entrepreneurs to stretch their brains, they should seek out the unusual.
Watch and listen to weird stuff. I enjoy watching obscure documentaries and listening to unusual podcasts. It’s thrilling to find cool ideas lurking just a few clicks away.
Walk in weird places. I take walks in hidden suburban neighborhoods, department stores, community colleges. When you’re walking with no purpose but walking, you see things in fresh ways, because you have the luxury of being in the present.
Talk to weird people. Striking up conversations with people who are different from you can be powerful. I still remember random conversations with strangers from decades ago, and how they shaped me.
- Victor W. Hwang
Co-founder, CEO and managing director, T2 Venture Capital
(Source: The Wall Street Journal)
Everyone gets knocked down sometimes, but the real strength shines when you not only get back up each time, but strive to do even better than before. Keep smiling no matter how hard things seem. Keep assuming the sale even if no one is buying. Keep blogging if no one is reading. Keep calling leads. Keep hitting houses. Keep going, keep going, keep going! Keep your mind on the bigger picture, and all the little struggles on the way will be even easier.
- Tobes Of Hayley
I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
For all you D2D guys (and gals!) out there…don’t forget to always be prepared for the field!
Question- when is the best time to make call a lead?
Answer- between 4 and 5pm on Thursday!