“Speed bumps keep out the tourists.”
This has been one of my favorite quotes over the years.
It appears to me that life has a way of creating speed bumps and obstacles on the road to success to keep out the tourists and the casual.
My 18-year mentor, friend, and business partner Jim Rohn used to always say, all success is uphill. And he would quote the Bible, saying, “If you search, you will find…” But then he would add, “…but rarely does a good idea interrupt you. You have to go searching!”
Yes, it’s true. Whether it’s our fitness, money management, career, or relationships, the obstacles and even failures we face often cause us to make a U-turn and head the opposite direction, or at least make an abrupt stop. Speed bumps stop many people from finding the truly special opportunities.
But in reality, challenges and mistakes can serve as fuel to help us reach our goals and even go further than ever envisioned. Here are just a few of the reasons why:
– They challenge your commitment and serve as a mirror to show you how serious you really are. If you are only 80% committed and things are good, then no worries. But when the winds of life blow, that is when you truly find out where your passion and commitment are.
appears to me life has a way of creating speed bumps and obstacles to keep out the tourists and the casual.
– They show us areas where we need to improve. Sports is a great example. It’s easy to watch a game and call out the players and coaches for all their mistakes. Yet, in our own lives we often are far less perfect, prepared, or disciplined. In competitive sports you often get punished for your glaring weaknesses. In our everyday lives, our weaknesses are not always recognized or even tangible. But if you are really paying attention, setbacks can help you spot areas where you can improve and grow.
– They help us become experts. At the 2004 Jim Rohn 3-Day event I put on, one of the speakers was Vic Johnson. Vic shared that the very mistakes and failures he had experienced 10 years earlier were the very things that now make him six and seven figures. He used those mistakes and failures to learn and grow. Your failures and mistakes can be the best teachers and yield amazing results.
– They give us wisdom so we can serve others. Every circumstance you have encountered gives you greater empathy for others going through those same challenges. How powerful to be able to provide the gift of listening, understanding, and perspective to others during tough times.
– They give us contrast so we can appreciate all the positives in our lives. Without sadness, sickness, or cloudy days, we would absolutely not be able to appreciate all the happiness, health, and sunshine there is. Gratitude plays a big role in being able to grow and have more!
Speed bumps do give us reason to slow down and observe, but they should not be stop signs. Rather, speed bumps are an opportunity for great perspective, for seeing that the path you are on is intended to make you Great and Achieve Your Life’s Purpose.
Keep leading! Kyle
Upcoming Kyle Wilson Inner Circle Schedule
February Marketing Call
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 @ 2pm CST
Topic: Content Marketing Strategies, Plus Ask Us Anything Q&A
February Masterclass Call
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Thursday, February 23, 2023 @ 7:30pm CST
Dallas One-Day Inner Circle
Thursday, March 23, 2023
9:00am – 5:30pm (5:30 – 7:00 Reception/Networking)
SoCal One-Day Inner Circle
Friday, April 14, 2023
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Friday and Saturday May 5-6, 2023
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In addition to 14 live dates to choose from, we have a Monthly Masterclass Call (which allows our members to come together to share strategies and best practices for business, marketing, investing, and much more) and 2 Monthly Marketing Calls, plus our members site and private Facebook group.
Jim Rohn would often tell me that who you spend time with matters. His sage advice was to get around people that help you grow and make you better!
That is the essence of the Kyle Wilson Inner Circle Mastermind group. I feel I have attracted amazing people to be part of the community.
We have awesome members from all around the world that attend our group calls and live events.
In fact, on our Inner Circle Virtual Events, we have had special guests come and spend an hour or more with us just doing member Q&A, including: Les Brown, Brian Tracy, Denis Waitley, Mark Victor Hansen, Tom Ziglar, Todd Stottlemyre, Lisa Haisha, Ray and Jessica Higdon, Glenn Morshower, Bob Burg, Kevin Eastman, Chris Gronkowski, Phil Collen of Def Leppard, Mitzi Perdue, Don Hobbs, and more.
The common denominator of the iconic names listed is that they are all my long-time friends and collaborators, and I’m honored I get to introduce them to my Inner Circle.
It’s like having direct access to a multi-million dollar think tank!
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“Kyle Wilson’s Inner Circle Mastermind is so amazing. It’s one of my favorite things I go do. Kyle has people from all walks of life and types of businesses, and it’s astonishing the magic that happens when you attend. You only know what you know, if you want to expand what you know, you’re not going to do it by listening to yourself. You’ve got to go out and meet other people. With the Inner Circle, there is such a huge variety of life experiences. There is such a reciprocal relationship with the group versus only experts that are coming to share. Everyone feels a part of each other’s’ world, and it’s just a very giving, loving community. I think the brilliance of the Inner Circle is all of us get more than we give and it’s all givers. It’s rare air for sure.” Robert Helms, Real Estate Developer & Host of The Real Estate Guys Radio Show
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