The Obstacle Is The Way

The Obstacle is the Way:  The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

My two cent review –

Building a business is hard as junk!  I remember when my wife and I just had a baby and I cashed out my pension to start a business and lost all of our money!  I felt worthless and it was one of the toughest times in my life.  I stood on a bridge in Jacksonville, Florida thinking about jumping off.  The pressure was just too much for me.

Along my journey building businesses I have been robbed, lied to by friends and family, been rejected, made a fool of myself and my family, lost a ton of money, lost a loved one who was a business partner, moved cross state and cross country, and had many more struggles along the way….

The journey was tough but I became tougher and more valuable.  What didn’t kill me made me stronger and now I can help a ton of people with what I have learned from my failures and successes.

The Obstacle is The Way helped me understand that the journey helps shape who we become.  I love helping people and I am thankful for the challenges that have helped shape me.

Here are some quotes I loved from the book

  • What stands in the way becomes the way
  • Obstacles = opportunities
  • Great individuals, like great companies, find a way to transform weakness into strength
  • If I can’t solve this for myself, how can I at least make this better for other people?
  • If you’re not humble, life will visit humbleness upon you
  • You never want a serious crisis to go to waste

Get book here  – and then leave your comments below to start a discussion about what you loved or hated

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