8 Tips on Adversity in Your CAREER

Adversity can mean many different things to each of us. Misfortune, difficulty, hardship, distress, disaster, sorrow, misery, pain, trauma, accident, setback, crisis, tragedy or burden. Each of us will face adversity at some point, in both our personal and professional life. What seems to shape a person is not so much the type of crisis but rather how it is handled.

How is it that some people seem to weather the storms better than others? How do some stay optimistic and productive after a setback? Whatever your reference point, know that it is within your power to not only neutralize the consequences, but craft the outcome to your advantage.

8 tips to turning the adversity in your career into an advantage:

  1. The risk vs. reward model will be key to your decision-making ability. You will be measuring risk vs. reward throughout your lifetime.
  2. The unexpected is never expected. Do not let the unexpected derail your plans. Stay the course.
  3. Be closest to the weakest and strongest in the organization.
  4. Do not beat those around you down. Lift people up and in the process you will be lifted.
  5. Measure your success in results, not hours. Hard work pays off when it leads to something worthwhile. Too much or too little never works.
  6. It’s much less work when you are doing what you love. Spending a lifetime in the wrong career is equivalent to a ‘life sentence’.
  7. Closing the deal should be the vitamin of choice for every executive and entrepreneur. Work all your strategy to that end goal.
  8. Comfort zones are way too comfortable. Keep your life goals in sight. Everything else should change frequently.

Overcoming RELATIONSHIP Adversity with 9 Tips

Email, voice mail and texting are all good tools for everyday communication. When it matters most, eye to eye contact works best.

Adversity can mean many different things to each of us. Misfortune, difficulty, hardship, trouble, distress, disaster, sorrow, misery, pain, trauma, mishap, accident, upset, setback, crisis, catastrophe, calamity, tragedy or burden. Each of us faces adversity at some point in our lifetime, it is a common human condition. Most of us will face hardship both personally and professionally. What seems to shape a person is not so much the type of crisis but rather how it is handled.

How is it that some people seem to weather the storms better than others? How do some stay optimistic and productive after a setback? Whatever your reference point, know that it is within your power to not only neutralize the consequences, but craft the outcome to your advantage.

9 tips that will turn the adversity in your relationships into an advantage:

  1. Some people will not want you to succeed. When you do succeed, those same people will exert great energy to tear you down.
  2. Choose the people you hang with most carefully. This will be one of the most significant decisions you’ll make throughout your life.
  3. The only relationships that matter are those that result in a win-win. One sided relationships almost never work.
  4. Surround yourself with people that are smarter than you.
  5. When the chips are down, count on yourself to deliver the winning punch. The heavy-lifting should be done by those with the most to loose.
  6. Email, voice mail and texting are all good communication tools for everyday talk. When it matters, eye to eye contact works best.
  7. When others doubt you, and question your sincerity, use this as fuel to not only rise above but to succeed on your terms. Action trumps words.
  8. When given a choice, it is best to be impatient, impractical and impervious to what others think.
  9. Confront your enemies. Seek them out. Look them in the eye and let them know that all is good. Smile. Converse. Move on.

 

Overcome SOCIETAL Adversity with 7 Tips

Society will not always be your friend, and at times will be your enemy. Learn to rise above.

Most of us will face hardship both personally and professionally. What seems to shape a person is not so much the type of crisis but rather how it is handled.

How is it that some people seem to weather the storms better than others? How do some stay optimistic and productive after a setback? Whatever your reference point, know that it is within your power to not only neutralize the consequences, but craft the outcome to your advantage.

7 tips to embrace societal adversity as an advantage:

  1. Society will not always be your friend, and at times will be your enemy. Learn to rise above.
  2. Being at the wrong place at the wrong time can destroy everything you’ve worked for. Your discernment is vital.
  3. Stay centered no matter the distractions around you. Much of your daily intake will not aide you in accomplishing your goals.
  4. The advancement of communications in society today will both distract you and aide you. Know when to shut the noise out.
  5. When you’re called odd, different or weird; consider it a blessing. Allow your own children to be who they are.
  6. Medication should be the last resort, not the first. Those around you will take the easy way out. Resist.
  7. Society creates and accepts followers. Leaders will be scrutinized and judged. Leaders are few. Followers are many.

 

Making Adversity In LIFE Your Advantage with 8 Tips

Use the front window 90% of the time. Use the rear view mirror 10% of the time. Do not live in the past. Each of us faces adversity at some point in our lifetime, it is a common human condition. Most of us will face hardship both personally and professionally. What seems to shape a person is not so much the type of crisis but rather how it is handled.

How is it that some people seem to weather the storms better than others? How do some stay optimistic and productive after a setback? Whatever your reference point, know that it is within your power to not only neutralize the consequences, but craft the outcome to your advantage.

8 tips to tackling adversity in your life:

  1. The decisions you make will impact you first and foremost. Always remember that it’s your life, no one else’s.
  2. Things change. Evaluate your life goals once a week. If you don’t have any goals, then write three down today.
  3. Develop strategy around each goal. What is your timeline for the goal? Evaluate strategy every Monday morning.
  4. Do not spend your time thinking about all the things you can’t do. Your time is best spent in the areas you excel in.
  5. Use the front window 90% of the time. Use the rear view mirror 10% of the time. Do not live in the past.
  6. Rushing through the day from one task to the next will surely complete your task list. For above average life, execute the details.
  7. The 10% of the time you spend in the rear view mirror should be to embrace your failures. Remember them.
  8. Happiness comes from within. Fulfillment comes from within. The two are not necessarily related.