Ep222: Wrestling with Adversity

22 minutes

When you find out you are riding with the descendent of a nationally acclaimed blind wrestler, you know you’re in for some stories. And it turns out, we can turn those stories into some business lessons!

Why is that important for business? 

There are interesting challenges to being blind when pursuing a sport like wrestling – it can be harder to see what’s coming, but you become very skilled at dealing with what’s in front of you. An honest understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, whether it’s in sport or in business, can mean all the difference in how you perform. 

There are also lessons to be learned in regards to hiring – what assumptions are you making about your needs – maybe in terms of education or experience – that aren’t actually necessary to find the best candidate.

In either case, whether hiring someone or dealing with your own perceived weaknesses, you need confidence to see the path that isn’t obvious to everyone. When you can see further than other people can, it can be frustrating to be underestimated or misunderstood. But if you want to forge a path that not every other person has plodded down, you’ll have to get used to being misunderstood and slowing down your thought process to explain things over and over again. There is a set of luggage that comes with being able to see things others can’t.  

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