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Three Keys to Overcoming Your Toughest Business Challenges
From:
Gayle Lantz - Leadership Expert Gayle Lantz - Leadership Expert
For Immediate Release:
Dateline: Birmingham , AL
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

 
It’s been fun watching the American Ninja Warrior competitionwhere athletes move quickly through different kinds of obstacle courses toreach their goal. 

As abusiness owner or executive, there are parallels you experience as you growyour business.

Here arethree Ninja inspired keys to moving through obstacles in your business moreeasily.

1. Commit.
One key to the success of exceptional athletes is theirability to fully commit to the process. When the athletes get a running startto conquer the obstacle course, they don’t hesitate, look back or questiontheir decision. They go for it.

If they dohesitate, they will stumble, lose time or fail.

Once you’vemade your decision, move. Play it out. Replace any doubt with determination.

Entrepreneursare especially likely to look around at new ideas and possibilities. While notalways a bad thing, too much distraction impedes your action.
Stay focused on your next step so you’re not distracted byanything that will keep you from achieving what you want.
Assess yourlevel of commitment based on your actions, not just words.

2. Bounce back.
Build yourresilience. Inevitably there will be times when you fail or you can’t completethe course. You might not get over the wall.  

Maybe youdidn’t get the funding you needed, you lost a big piece of business or yourstar employee quit.

Majorbusiness setbacks can negatively impact your mindset, health, relationships or well-being.
The mostimpressive athletes don’t beat themselves up. They acknowledge that they made amistake, but they don’t dwell on it. They recommit and refocus on the goal.

Do whateveryou need to do to make yourself feel good. Your mood affects your mindset. Thebetter you feel, the easier it will be to shake off whatever negativeexperience has occurred.
Some of the most successful Ninja athletes are simply beingthemselves and having fun. Do more of that in your business to minimize anynegative impact. You’ll navigate your business obstacle course more easily.



3.  Find your fans.
If you feellike you’re going it alone, find the coach and fans you need. Be specific aboutwhat you think you need. Ask for help when you need it.

Start orjoin a mastermind group. Fans are waiting foryou there in the form of other business owners and executives. You’ll besurprised to see how many people have experienced a similar obstacle. Learn fromthem.

Spend moretime with people you enjoy. You’re more likely to develop mutual “fanlike” relationships where there is support or camaraderie.

Appreciatethose who have believed in you, invested in your business or given you supportalong the way. Those fans will create more fans for you.

Dosomething simple today to express a little appreciation to someone in yournetwork.
Obstacles are a part of business and life. You don’t have toface them alone. And shouldn’t if you want to achieve the success you desireand deserve.

What’s one of the biggest obstacles you’re facing in yourbusiness? I’d love to know.
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