Tough times do not last.
22 Sep 2016

Tough times do not last.

Push Through Valleys One of the interviews

22 Sep 2016

Push Through Valleys

One of the interviews that I have done was with a man named Ron Glosser. He ran a little company you might’ve heard of called Hershey Chocolate. I asked him what the difference was between the people who come out on top and those who do not. He said something very profound:

“Successful people never make their major life-changing decisions when they are in their valleys.”

I asked him what this meant and Ron said,

“If you think about it, everything is cyclical. You have ups and you have downs. When you have your down periods, like when you are sick, getting a divorce, getting laid off, going bankrupt, or the economy is tanking, how could you make a life-changing decision framed from your lowest point in life?”

Ron mentioned that because everything is cyclical, it is alright to have a low point every once in awhile. What you can do at a low point is push through and ride out the storm until you begin to rise again. When you feel that upswing, or that shift where things start going in your direction again, make a decision then and you will save over 10 years of your life of having to go back and correct the wrong choices you made at your lowest point. This is because those wrong decisions were all based on negative emotions.

What You Can Do

One of the ways to make sure you are consistently making the right decisions is to focus on the positive mindset of what you can do rather than focusing on what you can’t do. You may look at a situation and go through all the possibilities of why you can’t do something or complete a task. This may be what you can’t do, but what can you do?

When you surround yourself with positive emotions and you are focused on what youcan do, you can then figure out every necessary path you need to take in order to achieve the goals you want. When you believe in your own ability to do things, you can do more things.

Your Environment Matters

Thinking positive, focusing on the opportunities you can take advantage of, and your decision-making skills are greatly affected by your environment. It is crucial you surround yourself with people who emanate positivity and challenge you to grow and take on new challenges. The decisions and actions you take will be greatly influenced by those you surround yourself with.

One example of surrounding yourself with the right people is attending the event coming up called the Secret Knock. This experience hosts the smartest, action-taking entrepreneurs and leaders from around the world. I created this invite-only event sogreat people could surround themselves with even greater people. The number of seats open is quickly declining and I want to make sure you can apply for your invitation. Go HERE to make sure you have the opportunity to make a decision that can boost your positive emotions, grow your network, and take you towards your goals.

Rather than thinking about what you cannot do, switch your perspective to ask yourself what you can do.

Can you reach your goals?

Can you achieve your dream?

Greg Reid 

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