Let me start by saying, everyone’s journey will be different! How I overcame adversity will be totally different based on individual life experiences! What I can tell you, in my opinion, the blueprint is universal. It becomes a matter of desire and execution!
The first step in overcoming adversity is to have a clear vision of what you want to achieve. This could be a personal or professional goal. It’s important to be specific and set realistic targets. Once you have a vision, you can start to create a plan of action. Live it, dream it, breathe it. There is no getting around you must be 100% committed!
The second step is to execute your plan. This means working your ass off and doing the work required to achieve your goals. It’s important to stay focused and committed, even when things get tough. You may encounter obstacles along the way, but with persistence and determination, you can overcome them. When I first started out, as a divorced single mother at 19, I worked and went to school 7 days a week! Part of my plan was to have a schedule with my family to help watch my daughter when I wasn’t home. My success is every bit of their success, as I could not have done it without
One of the most powerful forces that can fuel success in overcoming adversity is the energy of fear. Fear can be a powerful motivator, driving us to dig deep and push through difficult times. When we face our fears and overcome them, we become stronger and more resilient. If I had let fear wrap its arms around me, I would never have had the life I have today. My achievement is not becoming independently wealthy, my success is turning that fear into energy and executing my vision to connect my real estate company from Manhattan to Montauk. I can enthusiastically tell you, that
mission was accomplished!
Another key factor in overcoming adversity is resilience. Resilience is the ability to bounce back from setbacks and challenges. It’s important to develop resilience by building a support network of family, friends, and colleagues who can offer encouragement and support during tough times. This is a BIG factor. I could fill up a page of “no’s” that I heard in my career. It isn’t that you can’t feel discouraged, it’s that you take a day, feel sorry for yourself, maybe have a few tears, and then get right back in the game.
Finally, it’s important to maintain a positive mindset throughout the process of overcoming adversity. This means focusing on the opportunities that arise from challenges and setbacks, rather than dwelling on the negatives. By embracing a positive attitude, we can transform our struggles into strengths and achieve success in all areas of our lives. When I was building out my first company in Long Island and wanted to enter the Hamptons market, I ran straight into a good old boys club that wanted nothing more than for me to fail. Failure was not an option for me, and after incredible effort I got into that market and my brokers and real estate agents dominated it!
Understand, overcoming adversity requires a combination of vision, action, resilience, and a positive mindset. By harnessing the energy of fear and using it to fuel our success, we can turn our struggles into strengths and achieve our goals. Remember, it’s not always easy, but with commitment and determination, anything is possible! If I can achieve success, so can you!