Get Motivated: How to Turn Setbacks into Success

Get Motivated: How to Turn Setbacks into Success

This is Episode 67 of This Old New Business weekly business podcast with Jeff Korhan.

Dr. Willie Jolley is the host of the #1 motivational radio show on SiriusXM Radio, The Willie Jolley Wealthy Ways Show. He is also a hall of fame speaker and author of a number of bestselling books, including It Only Takes a Minute to Change and A Setback is a Setup for a Comeback. His goal in this show is helping you to get motivated to live better and achieve more.

Develop an Entrepreneurs Mindset to Make Your Own Breaks

Get Motivated: How to Turn Setbacks into Success Willie Jolley started his career as a musician, but despite making nightclub owners wealthy his band was fired. This setback forced Dr. Jolley to rethink his career and make a change. For exactly one year he worked as a drug prevention coordinator in a local school system and helped others to find addiction treatment centers like the elevate program near them.

That position required new skills, such as learning to present to large groups of students and parents. It wasn’t long before he was blending singing into his speeches. This soon led to an opportunity to join a motivational tour with notable performers that included Les Brown, Gladys Knight and Billy Preston.

Willie Jolley said the key to overcoming that early setback of getting fired was developing an entrepreneur’s mindset, as opposed to a musician’s mindset. He says, “Every musician is waiting for his or her big break, whereas entrepreneurs go out and make their own breaks.

Listen to the audio to get the full details of Willie Jolley’s recommendations for overcoming setbacks, from developing the right mindset to taking actions for achieving whatever you desire from life.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on what you do to get motivated. Meet me over on Twitter to take the conversation further.

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About the Author:  Jeff Korhan, MBA, is the author of Built-In Social: Essential Social Marketing Practices for Every Small Business and host of This Old New Business podcast.

He helps organizations use media to create exceptional customer experiences that drive business growth in a digital, social and global world. Connect with Jeff on LinkedInTwitterFacebook, and Google+