“Turning Obstacles into Opportunities”
by Jeff Goins

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The Portfolio Life
July 30, 2014

In this podcast episode, Jeff Goins interviews Ryan Holiday (author of the book The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph) about obstacles we face and how to turn them into opportunities for success. He shares some excellent tips about handling the struggles on our journey to succeed at our passions.

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Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.

Jack Welch

John Maxwell teaches on his book about the 5 Levels of Leadership and gives a wealth of wisdom in less than 30 minutes. Very much worth the watch.

How Authentic Leadership Leads to Greater Success

Back in my early twenties when I was trying to figure out life (still am today), I took a swing at selling cars for a large dealership. This was my very first sales job and I was clueless. However, that didn’t stop me from eventually becoming the top sales representative one month just a few months into this new job.

Authentic Leadership


I still remember my very first day there. I was standing by a nice pearl white Lexus LS400 and thinking, “What have I gotten myself into?!” As my anxiety started to build, my first customer pulled onto the lot.

Great brands involve people and get on an emotional level with them. Gone are the days of just producing and pitching. We are a connected society and consumer purchasing has changed dramatically. If you want to reach more customers, you must be willing to get more personal.

5 Keys for Connecting With Consumers

Do you have a product or service you are trying to sell but not getting the response you would like? If so, then it could be something as simple as not connecting with consumers. And connecting isn’t tricky nor does it require some sort of secret formula. It’s actually rather easy when you understand how its done.

Customers and Consumers


Connecting with people is greatly different than communicating with them. Anyone can talk about all the reasons their product is terrific and how it will make the whole world a better place for just $29. But most consumers ignore this type of chatter now that the world we live in has become a very noisy place.

I am excited to be hosting L2 Nashville! A simulcast of John C. Maxwell’s L2: Learn – Lead event!

Date: October 10, 2014
Time: 7:45am - 1:00pm
Event: L2 Learn Lead Nashville Simulcast Event
Topic: Good Leaders Ask Great Questions
Venue: Hudson Hall at Brentwood Baptist Church
Location: 7777 Concord Rd.,
Brentwood, TN 37027
United States
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.