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10 Ways to Prepare for Adversity

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10 ways to Prepare to win amid adversity

When you’re preparing to put your hand to undertaking you should always keep this one thing in mind- the end or desired goal, but even more importantly the obstacles and pitfalls you’ll encounter. Anticipating and overcoming adversity is perhaps one of the most overlooked yet essential skills a leader can possess.

Here are a few things to keep in mind to better prepare, anticipate, and overcome the pitfalls we all encounter in any business, marketing, or sales undertaking.

1- Unexpected problems don’t announce themself.

2- Problems rarely are limited to just one facet of our business.

3- Wisdom is required to distinguish between what appears to be the best plan versus what would actually be effective.

4-Fortitude: those who succeed have trained themselves to act rationally in situations that most people fear.

5- Be like water. Accept the fact that nothing is certain and that betting on stability is a fool’s errand,

6- Recognize that not preparing for adversity is willfully choosing to be a victim of it in the future.

7- Commit to the grind. When sales are slow don’t let up on your sales and prospecting activities.

8- Find the lesson. Each unexpected difficulty is a blessing in disguise helping us decode how to better face a similar challenge in the future.

9- Enlist the help of others. Find other fellow professionals who likely have faced similar circumstances. Ask what they did and what they learned from their experience.

10- Don’t give up. As Thomas Edison said, “I haven’t failed. I just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”. Adversity and setbacks push us one step closer to a win.

How do you effectively anticipate adversity? What would you add to this list? Leave your comments below.

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As a prominent commentator and Editor in Chief at HECMWorld.com, Shannon Hicks has played a pivotal role in reshaping the conversation around reverse mortgages. His unique perspectives and deep understanding of the industry have not only educated countless readers but has also contributed to introducing practical strategies utilizing housing wealth with a reverse mortgage.
 
Shannon’s journey into the world of reverse mortgages began in 2002 as an originator and his prior work in the financial services industry. Shannon has been covering reverse mortgage news stories since 2008 when he launched the podcast HECMWorld Weekly. Later, in 2010 he began producing the weekly video series The Industry Leader Update and Friday’s Food for Thought.
 
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