My son Toby, who you probably know by now, is truly an inspiration.
For the last six weeks, he's been in a body cast to heal an operation he had on his hip back in September.
Let me tell you, it's been a tough six weeks. Every night, he's been up with me and/or Michelle because of cramping in his legs.
I've been getting up at 2am every night for a couple of hours to rub his legs and help him get back to sleep.
Despite all those early mornings, Toby has been HAPPY, despite the frustration of being in a body cast for such a long time.
There's a lot of wisdom we can all learn from Toby about how he views life and obstacles that get in his way.
They key lesson is that he doesn't acknowledge obstacles, he just moves on and deals with what is in front of him.
He doesn't complain, make excuses or give up.
I know a lot of business owners that could learn a few things from Toby.
Almost every week, we receive emails from people complaining they are having trouble growing their businesses and they are reaching their end point, many ready to throw in the towel.
It's amazing how the characteristic of RESILIENCE is so rare in many business owners today.
Why is that?
Because in general, as a society, we have become complacent.
We want to find an "easy button" to fix our problems. When "life happens", we want to crawl under our beds and hope everything will get better.
“Hopeium” doesn't work, but resilience and self-confidence does.
If you're trying everything you can to grow your business and you are feeling "stuck", don't give up.
If you're working "in" your business and not "on" your business every day, then stop for a moment, and THINK how you can change that.
When perceived obstacles get in your way, go around them.
Look, life can be tough, even for successful people, and if there is one core lesson that we can all learn from Toby, it's this:
Be an inspiration to yourself, don't let anything get in your way, and look beyond your immediate circumstances.
(Toby's cast should be coming off next week and he'll probably be out playing soccer with the other kids very soon. If you'd like some incredible insights from Toby, grab a copy of "Toby's Book: How To Stay Centered In Your Personal and Business Life", visit www.TobysBook.com)
Here’s a video clip I played for my 7-Figure Trust-Based Mentor Program members at our 3-day Summit last week in Sydney, they loved it and hopefully you will too (please share your comments below):
To your success,