Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Health and Wellness-John Rowley-The Fastest Way to Succeed!


Thomas Watson, the Founder of IBM once said that, “The way to succeed is to double your failure rate.”

Many of the greatest success’s where also world class failures for a time. They just realized that success was part of failure.

Some people are so afraid of failure that they never try. I was recently involved with a business that was on the verge of failure. They brought me in to help turn the business around and to use my platform to bring attention to their business. I did bring attention to the business but the people were unwilling to do anything different or try anything new. In fact they were unwilling to do anything. They were so afraid of failing that they refused to even try. They kept doing the same things that lead them to failure but expected a different outcome. Well that is the definition of insanity, doing the same things and expecting a different result. In fact it almost drove me insane. :-)

Before I partnered with them I wanted to make sure they were willing to makes some changes, so I met with the owners several times. I was told by one of the owners, “look at me as a tool in your toolbox. How will you use me, what will you do?” I gave him a detailed plan of action that we would act upon once I was on board and he and his partners where very excited about! I was getting constant text messages and emails because they were so anxious to turn the company around…. Until it was time to actually do something.

We were able to get incredible media attention, everything from the Wall Street Journal to Fox News and everything in between. They where told to email all these great things out to their mailing list, to let people know what we where up to. To put new programs in place that would inspire people to do business with them. To put systems in place that would allow for controlled growth. They talked a great talk, but their talk didn’t match their walk.  In fact all of their attention was on the failure.  Every meeting started by discussing how much money they were losing.  Then they expected people to come up with creative ideas or to act on the ideas they were given.  That is like dowsing the coals with water and expecting it to start.  Running a business like this is like trying to drive while looking in the rear view mirror.  You will get some distance but you will crash.

Then it happened! NOTHING!!! No effort, no change, nothing. And that is exactly what happened. Nothing. The business is no better off today then it was almost a year ago when I got there. In fact it is in worse shape because they are farther behind on their bills, deeply in debt and the moral of the employees is the in toilet.

The travesty is, this business could have been a world class organization. The investors believe in it and most of them don’t even know their money is being flushed down the toilet.

Our country was founded on risk, baptized in failure and prospered through resilience and creativity. If you want to succeed, go out and do something. If you fail, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and do something else! Don’t be insane by doing the same thing, make some adjustments and get going again, passionate about the success that will not elude you! If you have the mind set that you will not be denied your success and you are willing to keep on trying until you are a success. Then you stand among the great ones! The ones who strove for success, failed and kept on trying until success was theirs. The ones that would not be denied!

Don’t be denied, go out and live the life of your dreams!

About the Author: John M. Rowley

john m rowleyJohn is the pioneer in combining peak performance principles with physical and spiritual disciplines for complete and lasting success. His motivational, inspirational and sometimes bold tell-it-like-it-is attitude is a fresh approach to lifelong success and an inspiration to the audiences that hear and experience his life changing message.

What began as a young person’s quest to reclaim his own life has grown into Rowley’s lifelong obsession, a crusade to help individuals transform the quality of their lives in a significant way. To help and inspire everyone he touches to maximize their energy, passion, body and life forever and to live the life of their dreams.

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