Nothing comes easy, and nothing comes for free.
Even those who are at the top of the ladder of success have had to climb up from the bottom.
Steve Gilliland, an amazing storyteller and keynote speaker, had it tough. There are no shortcuts in life, and Steve understands this better than anyone else.
Building his career from rock bottom, he has helped thousands of entrepreneurs take control of their lives and go on to achieve their passions and dreams.
Here are a few important life lessons everyone can learn from Steve:
Life is a rollercoaster ride, no doubt about it. You either learn and grow from everything that happens to you or you watch idly from the sidelines.
Being an entrepreneur means taking chances. If you don’t, you’ll never know the results of your efforts.
Mistakes help us realize what we lack and help us work through hurdles. The important life lessons we learn are ones that will help us get to our targets and goals.
Steve Gilliland uses humor in his keynote presentations because he understands the importance of laughing and adding humor to your life.
If you dwell on everything you have done wrong, you will end up with chronic stress. As human beings, we are born to make mistakes. Why not own them and live our lives stress-free?
Of course, this does it mean you start ignoring all the problems that need to be taken care of. It simply means not letting these problems get you down. There truly is light at the end of every tunnel—if you maintain a positive attitude.
While you should focus on your goals, you should not forget that everything that happens in life happens for a reason. Maybe you were working on a project that needed to be submitted over the weekend. However, your laptop battery died Friday after work and a replacement was going to take two days. You’re left panicked and scrambling. Yes, you can get angry—or you can think of the experience as a test of your resourcefulness and a life lesson that will help you in the future: be prepared for all contingencies.
Seek out the good in everything you do, especially during unplanned circumstances. When you learn, you grow.