What Does It Take to Persevere to Prosperity?
It’s reported this morning that the auto dealers’ convention in Las Vegas is an ecstatic event because after a tough time during Covid’s worst moments, things are booming now. The housing market has gone crazy. Professional services firms are doing quite well. The hospitality industry is rebounding. And many of my clients never missed a beat or lost a step and have emerged more prosperous than ever.
When I look for distinctions among those who have continued to thrive and others who have not, here’s what I see:
• Relentless optimism. They don’t become depressed or stressed, they find ways to make things happen. And they associate with people like that, not people who commiserate about “hard times.”
• Innovation. To “make things happen” it’s clear that different approaches are needed, and they create and pursue them.
• Prudent risk taking. They don’t try to conserve, they try to invest. You don’t prosper without investing, primarily in yourself.
• Resources. They have money to invest, but they also have friends, experiences, IP, and learning to support their efforts. And they’re unafraid to make such investment.
• Resilience. They bounce back, defeats are not fatal, setbacks are an education, and they keep moving forward no matter what.
• High self-esteem. Their worth is not at risk, they are not afraid to try and fail, their egos are safely tucked away.
Consider this a public service, because we’ll surely see trauma and disruption again, and repeatedly. This isn’t rocket science.