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How Often are We in a No Lose Situation?

November 1, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride // No Comments »

Many times in our business lives, we have situations where we really can’t go wrong, but yet, people double and triple think things and want to make things more difficult than they are. I recently related an experience that I had on a climbing platform/zip lining course and the lessons that it gave me. One of the lessons that I took away from that particular experience was there are times when we just cannot lose, where things cannot go wrong. When I was on that apparatus and using that device, I was strapped in for safety. I really could move forward without thinking about any of the risks of failure. If I failed, the safety chain would retain me and I would brush myself off and get back on the course.

Think about this in life. How often are we in situations where we can’t go wrong, where we can continue forward and make progress no matter what happens? This happens a lot, and we often don’t think about what those possibilities are. We don’t think about the fact that even if we move forward and something bad happens, a “failure”, we often laugh in the process, grow, have new experiences, and have tested in a way of not doing something. We’ve actually won. So many times, we’re in situations where we can’t lose. Regardless of what we do, if we move forward, and if we move forward strongly with confidence, things will work out for us.

How often are you in a no-lose situation and don’t even realize it? What are you doing to capitalize on it? Join us in the comments below and let us know about your thoughts and experiences. Have you been in a no-lose situation before and not taken advantage of it? How did that affect you? Let us know what your experience is.


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This posting is intended to be a tool to familiarize readers with some of the issues discussed herein.  This is not meant to be a comprehensive discussion and additional details should be discussed with your attorneys, accountants, consultants, bankers and other business planners who can provide advice for your circumstances. Each case is unique.  Past results do not guarantee future outcomes. This article should not be treated as legal advice to any person or entity. Mike Goodwin.


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