ViSalus CEO and Co-Founder Ryan Blair received major kudos from NBC’s Today Show on national television and via social media. Popular co-anchors Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb quoted Ryan from his #1 New York Times bestselling book, Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain. His words of wisdom ring true universally, but have special meaning to the Vi Community: “If it’s important to you, you will find a way. If it’s not, you’ll find an excuse.”
Early on in his book, Ryan offers 10 steps every entrepreneur can follow to achieve success. Here’s a peek at three of those steps you can incorporate into your day-to-day right away. Get your hands on a copy of Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain for additional insights.
Don’t give up, ever.
You’re going to face what seems like every obstacle possible in business. It’s a long, hard road, but know your efforts will be rewarded. You’ve just got to stick it out no matter what befalls your path. It’s like a test of faith—in your business and yourself. The moment you feel like you want to quit is the moment you can instead decide to cross the threshold to finding the right solution and in turn, success.
Many entrepreneurs before me have said the same thing and I’ve found it to be true—nothing worth having comes without great sacrifice. As an entrepreneur, you might initially have to give up stability, social life and even sleep. Ultimately, you will gain intangibles that are worth so much more—freedom, flexibility, and the ability to be your own boss.
Gratitude has the power to totally shift your focus from what might be lacking or going wrong in your life to appreciation for the abundance that is already present. Gratitude negates stress and negativity, and promotes optimism and motivation. The great thing about gratitude is that you can practice it for free anytime you want and instantly be rewarded by a boost of bliss.