So if you are listening to the news you are probably a little depressed. If you own a business you are probably a little confused and if you are an individual you might be a little scared. So what do you do?
Whether you are an entrepreneur, unemployed, under employed or have a great job you are probably unsure about the future. Well lately I have been pondering the reason why some people succeed in times of hardship and others fail. One of the things I have discovered is that foreigners, those not born in the USA, see a wide variety of opportunity in America. Sometimes we native-born Americans forget how good we have it here. With all the government uproar we still live in a land where we have the opportunity to be what we want to be with a little persistence and initiative we can still change our lives no matter what the media and the government tell you.
We see that the Self-Help industry is increasing in size so that is definitely not working or people would be needing less Self-Help material not more. The more dependency others gain from the government, people or family the less self-preservation skills are used in trying to better themselves.
I normally write Blogs and Posts on Social Media, Audience Engagement and Business Success but today I just felt the need to reach out and try to give those of you that are trying to better yourselves some words of encouragement.
I own my own business and I also am partnering in several endeavors. I am not what you would consider successful in some people’s eyes, but I am my own boss and most months I can pay the bills. And success is defined in so many ways that I consider myself successful in part because I have not given up my dream.
Yes some days are harder than others but the key to success I have found is persistence and to keep on moving forward when others tell you to stop. So I hope that in some small way this has helped someone out there to keep moving toward their dream no matter what the obstacles.
I’ll leave you with this quote by Paula White;
An obstacle you are facing is an opportunity to bring out of you what is in you!
For most of us what is in you is a force that can be used for good and will lead you to your success!
To your continued success-
Les Adkins is the CEO of Orange SMS Consulting and an International Social Business Strategist, speaker, consultant and author. Bringing strategy and whole brain thinking to creative campaigns and social media through his work. Also two-time Tough Mudder finisher. Please follow @mysylbert and connect on LinkedIn Join us on FB and Google+ as well.