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Feb. 26, 2023

The Plusses Of Your Problems | TSL #755

The Plusses Of Your Problems | TSL #755

Life is not trying to flick you off the map by bringing your problems. Life delivers one of the greatest gifts. It sucks at the moment but is massively beneficial in the long run. 

Here are 5 ( maybe 6) benefits to having problems. This episode will recenter you and take you to new levels. 

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Problems are not really, problems. Not in the naive sense that the world is picking on me. It's not that at all your problems in your life actually represent a purpose. Today on the sales life, I'm gonna break down some purposes of your problems. So that way when you're facing these hardships, when you're facing something that you just don't have the answers to, it'll be a quick list that you can check back to and say, what does this problem represent to me? Right. Problems or rich opportunities in your life. And I want to help recalibrate. When you're facing a problem, you're not getting picked on. Life's not trying to flick you off the map. Nobody's out to get you. If you look at it that way, then that's exactly what you're gonna. But if you will find the pluses even in the minuses of your life, you are going to massively succeed. So quickly. Let's break down the purposes of your problems. And by the end of this episode, you're gonna be like, it's not really a problem, it's an opportunity. The first thing is problems are opportunities to find answers and gain experience. It is. I mean, if you knew the answer to everything, what would even spark you to even grow? What would be the need to stretch and reach out there and learn something new? If everything that you've ventured out in today, you won at. You would get complacent. You would become weak. So the fact that you're facing some uncertainty, the fact that you don't know the answers and you've never been in this situation before, good. It's, it's a new dimension for you. It's a new level for you Sometimes. Maybe you skipped step four. and got to step seven, and you thought you bypassed that, but now life is saying, no, we gotta go back and we gotta get on four, and then I'm gonna get you to four and a half, then five, then six, then seven. So sometimes what looks like a step back life actually throws you into these situations where you have no clue. you don't have the answers. You don't know what to do. Life is doing that on purpose. You're looking at it that, oh man, I'm, you know, I, I faced a setback. No, you didn't. Life pulled you back to get you squared away here, so that way you can move forward. I mean, think about it in math class, you could sit there and copy the notes off of someone else, but the math, if you don't master it, then every week it's, they're adding another lesson to. And so if you didn't learn the beginning, if you didn't learn the previous week's lessons and really have a conceptual knowledge in how to apply it, then this week and every week you're gonna progressively get worse and worse behind. And that's how you have to look at. I really say that success is all math. It's all arithmetic. And so the better you are at working these numbers, the better you are at knowing exactly what your numbers are in life. And life is all numbers. Success is all numbers. When you know. What your weight is, when you know what your calorie intake is, when you know how many customers you have to work with, when you know how much is in your bank account, how much you're putting aside, how much you have in debt, how much you're paying, paying off those debts, when you know those numbers. Oh my God. So look at the situation that you don't have the answer that you're not quite sure what to do. Oh, This is an opportunity for me to grow, for me to stretch problems, have a purpose, man. The second purpose in having problems in your life is they give you something to strive for. , the resistance is actually your friend. See, the thing about resistance, when you're facing resistance head on it, it feels like it's pushing you back, right? But when you can learn to face those problems, and the more reps that you put in, that initial head on resistance actually turns a little bit and puts wind underneath what you're doing and causes you to take. See the resistance that you're facing. You're developing physical and emotional strength and stamina, and so as you get your legs underneath you and as you get strong, Then what that does is, is that gives you the foundation and the strength and the stamina to go longer, to go harder than anybody else, and to actually reach up higher problems, have a purpose. Another reason why problems are a purpose for you is through problem solving. They give you the ability to connect and communicate better. The fact that you have problems and you have to figure out how to solve 'em. That means that you have to go get some knowledge. That means that you have to put in the work, that you have to put in the reps, that you actually have to find some mentors, whether books, whether videos, whether audio books, whether podcasts, whether one-on-one, whatever the case may be. Whatever you gotta do, you learn to develop these. You learn to solve the problems in your life and because you're able to solve the problems in your own life, this gives you the ability because you have that foundation, now you can communicate that to others and the better job you do at communicating that to others causes people to connect. People wanna come to you and will gladly pay you. See, you're a problem solver in life, but you can't solve anyone else's problems until you solve your own problems and you learn how to solve the problems. It's easy to point out the problems in everybody else's life. You know how many people I've met that can they, they're so quick to point out the problems in everyone else's life, and I'm like, dude, your life's fucked up. Take care of you first. You master what you gotta do first, and then you can teach that to others. And when you can communicate that, then people will connect to you from all over. So if, if you find that it's crickets in your life, if you find that people just thought your phone's not ringing off the hook. The reason being is, is because that is life telling you that you haven't solved your own problems. First, solve what you have to solve first in your own life. Then you'll be qualified to share that, and communicate that with others, and those people will never leave your side. Another plus in having a problem is they pique your curiosity. They do. If you're facing a problem and you answer it in a statement, you're beat. You're already beat because you're answering with it. With such definiteness. Saying that you're beat before you even started, or you got a little ways down the road and it's not happening fast enough. These are all statements that you're making, but when you can see the pluses of a problem, when you can see problems as a purpose, as an opportu, Now I'm curious, what can I do? I'm facing this. What are my options? How can I get resourceful in using what I've already got? So the problems pique your curiosity. Another way of finding purpose in your problems is problems forge your commitment. They. , were you interested or you committed? Most people are interested. And then when they get slapped with a problem, small problem, they're like, eh, okay. And they kind of dodge that. But I'm talking about problems that you can't figure out. I'm talking about problems that you have more month than you have money. I'm talking about problems that you just weren't even. You didn't factor in. You didn't expect it, and the hot breath of defeat is just laying on your neck. He forwards your commitment, what you're gonna do. I mean, if you don't know what to do, do something. My offensive lion coach used to tell me that all the time. He said, bce, if you forget the play, Fucking hit somebody with the opposite jersey in the ear hole. At least do that. The worst thing you can do is stand around looking at the play, pass you up. And that's what many people do. They face problems in their life and they're like, I dt know what to do. And the whole life is still playing the game. And you're standing there like, I don't know what to do. Somebody come save me. No fuck. Go hit something. Go hit somebody. Stay moving. And as you do man, what that's gonna do is, is that is going to forge your commitment. The fact that you kept st showing up, I didn't have the answers. I'm tired, I don't know what to do, I'm scared. I keep showing up. And as you do that man, that develops that commitment, that self-belief, that self-efficacy, and no one can stop me. Another reason. Why problems are purposeful in your life, oh my God, it gave you a sense of fulfillment of a job well done. I mean, think about problems that you have faced in your life and you barely scathed the jaws of defeat. Maybe you were defeated yet you kept going. And what looked like a defeat on that day actually set you up for a major win in the years to come. Cause you kept going because you were committed cuz you didn't know what else to do and you were too far away from land that you had to just keep swimming because the shore on the other side of your life, of your life changing is a lot closer than me turning back. So, I'm a keep paddling. That's what that is, man. And when you do and you reach the shores of your life, job well done. Well done is better than well said. There are many people who will tell you what to do, who will give you great advice. You gotta live it. You gotta get out there and paddle yourself. And you're gonna find too, man, all the people that are giving you advice, they fall by the wayside and you're there on a buoy. Holding on for dear life. Keep kicking. What they say on nemo? What did Doris say on nemo? Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming . That's what you gotta do, man. But what a sense of fulfillment that is that you get through. And you faced your own darkness, your own demons, and you made it, your problems aren't problems. Dude. Your problems have a purpose, and I want to outline this for you so that way when you're facing something in your life, just check back to this list. Is it an opportunity for me to. Is this something that life is telling me I need to stretch? Is it creating the ability to not only solve problems in my life, but that way I can help solve problems and communicate and connect better to others? Is it peaking my curiosity? Is it testing my commitment? And will I get to the other side of this and just be like, job well done. It's what it's all about. Remember, the greatest sale that you will ever make is the sale you on. You keep it simple. Keep it moving. Never settle, keep selling. Stay in the sales life.