Hello Misfit Nation! Welcome to another edition of "Lessons for Hannah!"
In November of 2016, we introduced a new format that we are putting alongside our regular episodes called “Lessons for Hannah.” Hannah is my daughter and one of the main inspirations for the Misfit Entrepreneur. I wanted to have a place where she could go and learn from her daddy and his Misfit friends throughout her life….even after I am gone. If you haven’t listened to the first episode of "Lessons for Hannah," I urge you to as it gives some more background and tells the amazing story of how Hannah came to be in our lives.
"Lessons for Hannah" are short, very useful, and sometimes comical lessons, that I have learned which I want to share with you and give to Hannah to help in your lives. Because I want Hannah to have these for her life, I’m going to speak as though I am talking directly to her. These episodes are a lot of fun and if you think there is a lesson that we should include in these episodes, please don’t hesitate to send it over to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to share it.
This week’s Lesson for Hannah
Hannah honey, I want to talk to you about the ability you have to overcome anything. We all go through times in our lives that are tough and that test us. This is what makes life so exciting and yes, sometimes frightening, but it is how we handle these moments that makes the biggest difference in ability to grow as individuals and ultimately our success in our endeavors.
Let me tell you a quick story about how your dad made a big mistake, but was able to overcome it…(please listen to the episode for the full story)
The big lesson in how to overcome anything is to remain calm, or at least find calm after freaking out, before you make any decisions. 99% of the time people make decisions out of emotion and that, sometimes can lead to even bigger mistakes. Remember to look at things from a logical standpoint and ask “how can I overcome this or make the best out of this situation.” Asking “how” will open your mind to finding possibilities for yourself and then you can make them happen. Things are never as bad as they seem anyway – we typically make them worse than they are. Remember, when you desire and want something truly bad enough, you’ll move mountains to get it. Believe in yourself, your abilities, be willing to innovate, and you will always be able to overcome anything.
Best Quote: "When you desire and truly want something bad enough, you'll move mountains to get it."