I have a friend that’s running a long time limo company in Michigan, and this fellow has been through a lot of hardship in his life. Back in 2008 when the economy crashed he lost everything, from his workers and the manager he trusted they stole $350,000 from him which he was not going to see any returns on.
This put him in a dark place and he has been battling and crawling his way out of the turmoil ever since. How he lost all that money was due to over trusting of his faculties. It has been a very tough time for him, I personally could not imagine losing $350K, that is years worth of work if you are an employee, and perhaps most people will not recover from that kind of upset.
Although he was very distraught, and lost faith in the limo business and moved to Florida for a while to take his mind off of it all. Yet now he has come back to the game and doing hotter than ever, building the biggest limo company in Michigan.
This what he told me the other day which I thought was so very applicable to my own life.
“There is no embarrassment in set back or losing, the embarrassment is in the quitting.”
These are words I live by everyday, because I too am trying to build this blog and my own personal business so that I can quit being an employee for somebody else. I am on a path to become an entrepreneur and establishing a die-hard do whatever it takes type of mentality to get there.
I may fall and falter many times a long the way, sometimes I’m not as productive as I should be, and I slide sideways but I push through and get things done, some days I don’t get hardly any work done, and I feel pretty crappy about those days. But the lesson here for me is to not dwell on those moments or days where I falter, but just move on, get back up, dust myself off and keep pushing through.
Also another important thing for me is to keep track of how I’m spending my day and simply build awareness around all the ways I’m wasting my time. And begin to rectify those habits.
Anyway for those of you interested in limos in Michigan, please check out my friends business, he has over 25 years of experience and does great service: Troy Limo & Party Bus Ultra
Check out some of the cool limos he has, I believe he has some unique ones that other companies do not carry like the Bentley Arnage and Rolls Royce Limo.
Everyone falters, the only thing that matters is if you have enough guts to get back up and keep going.
When you fail, instead of dwelling and making a story about it, reflect briefly to learn from it and then take proactive actions to load up on your chips and try again.
We are unlimited in the amount of times we can hustle and keep hammering after it.