In my last post I discussed Getting through Hard Times.
Let’s look now at bouncing back from hard times.
Bouncing Back from Hard Times
I was on a weekly webinar yesterday where our guest presenter was Kevin Knecht.
Kevin and his wife Melissa are amazing examples of bouncing back from hard times.
They were bankrupt and have gone on to achieve excellent results in their home based business in a relatively short time.
I share the webinar replay with you below.
The tips Kevin shares are not just for people who are bankrupt or necessarily starting out. They are for anyone who is not achieving the success they would like in their business.
In fact the webinar was called “How To Use Facebook To Quit Your Job, Live By The Beach and Triple Your Income This Summer!”
Kevin clearly lives in the Northern Hemisphere not in Australia like me where it is winter.
If you do not have the time to watch the replay I have summarized the points that stood out for me below.
I really encourage you to find the time if you can as he shares some real nuggets.
My Summary of this story of bouncing back from hard times
## Focus on where you are going.
In my last post I discussed this in depth and it is so important. You cannot get stuck where you are when you are in the middle of hard times. You must focus on where you are going.
The other advice here was not to share your struggle and definitely do not share it on Facebook. This is common sense for most of us but we all see the people who share their hard luck stories all over social media. Not attractive at all!
## Visualize before you materialize.
Kevin shared how he and his wife used to go to places that made them feel prosperous.
The one he shared where they went to luxury hotels to have a coffee is one my husband and I have often used.
We have started several brick and mortar businesses together. When you are starting any business there is usually some struggle.
The hotel example was something we learned to do many years back and it works. I can step into places like this and feel a million dollars.
I just loved how Kevin had his son as an accountability partner. How cool is that?
If you do not have kids find someone to be accountable to as it works.
I find one of the most difficult things about a home based business for me is to stay on track and on my own agenda. Having someone to be accountable to is a great solution.
## Share your vision.
People are drawn to people who have a vision.
## Surround yourself with positive people.
This one is so important and of course he also said to stay away from people who were negative and do not support your dreams. This advice is critical for your success!
## Listen to audios and read books that will stretch your mind.
I love that Kevin’s son is reading Rich Dad Poor Dad and summarizing each chapter!
If you have been reading this blog for a bit you will know I worked with Robert Kiyosaki as CEO of the office for Australia and New Zealand. I cannot tell you the number of emails and stories I have read from people who’s lives totally changed by reading this book.
So for me it is awesome to see a young boy reading it.
There were a heap of great tips there but the ones that stood out for me are.
- Be positive and upbeat
- Use the unfriend button where necessary (I need to do more of that)
Bouncing back from hard times is possible and Kevin and his wife are great examples. If you know anyone who is struggling please share this with them.
I would love to hear your comments below. Do you have any additional tips on bouncing back from hard times?
Please leave me your comments below and share this post. I am looking forward to what you have to say on this idea.
Make it a great day.
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