Lesson No. 1:
Life throws you curves
From an auto accident victim to being a prematurely discharged Marine to becoming a cancer patient, I can tell you that I didn’t see those things coming.
As a former Marine, a cancer survivor and a successful entrepreneur, I’ve learned a thing or two about risk. If you’re happy languishing in a gelatinous pool of indifference and stagnation then, by all means, keep doing what you’re doing. If you’re ready to take a leap and change things for the better, here’s some wisdom to get you started.
“If you’ve never failed, you’ve never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein said that. He was considered a failure from an early age, not speaking until he was nearly four years old, and not speaking fluently until he was 12. His teachers thought he wouldn’t amount to much.
As a business leader, your focus is always moving forward … calculating that next move in your business strategy, the next goal or benchmark to be achieved, the next great innovation. Looking ahead is how I’m introduced to opportunities and possibilities. Looking ahead also helps me avoid pitfalls or being caught off guard.