Overcoming Obstacles Is the Subject On Today’s Steve Jobs Inspired Join Up Dots Podcast
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How To Start Overcoming Obstacles
The subject of overcoming obstacles is something that has bothered people since time began.
And still today people struggle with this subject, in their own personal life, business life or simply anywhere that they need to achieve something.
You start creating your new business idea, everything goes as you plan and then bang, you hit trouble.
No matter what you do the issue wont move out of the way and you give up.
“There is no way I am overcoming obstacles life this” you think and so turn your direction onto something new.
However, you should never think that way as the obstacle is the improvement that you business is looking for.
I kid you not….
By having to work at overcoming obstacles in your business and life you make the successes stronger, and build foundations that you would never have made possible
So let’s start breaking them down step by step
The Four Stages To Overcoming Obstacles
Every step to overcoming obstacles is as much to do with mindset and personal belief than anything you can plan for.
And as you will see from these steps, much of what we do to overcoming obstacles.
So lets tackle them in writing and of course you can listen to the podcast to gain even more depth to this enormous struggle.
Number One: Accept That There Will Be Obstacles
If you live in a world of happy denial then you are living a lie.
I dont want to sound harsh but that’s about the truth of it all.
You will hit issues when you try anything, and you have to accept that this is part of the process.
Wherever you are in the process of building your dream business just accept that you need to get better at overcoming obstacles as they are waiting for you.
Dont live in a world of denial. just accept them with a smile and look for ways past them all.
Number Two: Reverse Engineering Your Way Past The Problem
This is a super power that works really well.
Using the process of reverse engineering, whereby you start with the goal that you want to achieve and then start thinking about what could stop that from achieving that goal clarity is gained.
For example you start with a goal of “I want to have a million pound in the bank”
So then think “What will stop me from having a million pound in the bank?” and this could be. you haven’t got the money, you dont know anyone who can lend you that, you havent got a million pound business idea…the list is endless.
In this example, we will take the idea “We haven’t got a million pound business idea” and start mulling on this……what could we do to create a million pound business?
The ideas to this part of the process will once again flood out of you.
The great part of this is you are creating the steps to overcoming obstacles like never before.
You have done all the thinking up front, and now of course you have to deal with the issues in real life.
But you can do it for sure as anybody who is anybody has got past their own issues and are masters overcoming obstacles in their own lives.
You will be the same.
Number Three: Be Persistence When Overcoming Obstacles
There is a famous man called Thomas Foxwell Buxton who once said the most powerful words that probably have ever been said
“The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between men—between the feeble and the powerful, the great and the insignificant—is energy, invincible determination—a purpose once fixed, and then—death or victory!
It’s energy that makes all the difference.
Are you one of those people who when seeing that it is time to start overcoming obstacles you roll up your sleeves and think “Bring it on!!”?
Do you wake up every morning and think “Right i failed yesterday, but it doesn’t mean i am going to fail today”
Persistence isn’t something that anyone can help you with unfortunately.
You can try to find your own accountability team, or supporters, but they can only take you so far.
If you want to become a master at overcoming obstacles then you simply have to decide to strengthen this powerful muscle.
Start today and you wont ever look back.
Number Four: Be Grateful That Obstacles Are There
This is one of the true mindset goals that we have to bring into our lives every single day of lives.
Developing the ability of seeing the good and rewarding in the things that we are struggling with.
If you can look at the big problems in your business and life and think “Yay, ok this is good as it helps me in the long run”
You wont feel like this of course, but its the real winner if you can change the way you look at having to overcome obstacles.
Listener Question Answered On The Show
At the end of the show you will hear a question and answers section after receiving an email from a listener of the show.
This is interesting stuff that allows a glimpse behind the scenes of the number one business podcast Join Up Dots.
Here is the question……
David I would love it if you could spend a few minutes in one of your episodes to answer these questions. We all listen to you everyday and feel that we know you like a friend. So i thought it would be interesting to ask you some personal questions to allow us to glimpse behind the world of Join Up Dots. I stuck with 13 as its my lucky number….
Thank you for you time and I look forward to hearing your answers
Jim Iman, Aberdeen, Scotland
1: What bothers you most about running the number one podcast Join Up Dots?
2: When you aren’t doing what we get to hear about, what are your three favourite pastimes?
3: What is your biggest regret in life?
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