This is a regular occurrence in the world of entrepreneurship. However, many are of the ethos that overcoming these setbacks and emerging stronger is what truly characterizes the spirit of an entrepreneur.
In this episode, the theme of resilience is inspired by an insightful dialogue between Jason Wrobel, Gresham Harkless, and Whitney Lauritsen.
Life's unpredictability is not just a rhetorical statement but a reality that every entrepreneur should be ready to shoulder. He stated that while these unexpected trials have the potential to be our greatest teachers, they often cast us into moments of self-doubt and depression.
However, these setbacks could also be the impetus for growth if dealt with the right mindset.
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Gresham Harkless Teaser 00:00
I want to really start something. So I want to make, take bold action and it didn't go according to plan at all. It was one of the darker moments that I think I've had, but now I can say going years forward that it actually was something that I needed to have happened.
I say I'm hardheaded enough that if probably if I didn't tear my Achilles tendon, I would have been bouncing around doing a bunch of different things.
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Jason Wrobel 00:47
So as you're recovering, as you're getting your strength back, how did that process inform you as an entrepreneur, as a man to face the uncertainty and the pain and the suffering that is inevitably going to find us all in life? How did that set you up for, for being more resilient?
I don't want to use the word tougher, but being more resilient and trusting. That yeah, I can make it through this darkness and find the light on the other side of it.
Gresham Harkless 01:12
Yeah, I think that's a great question. And as you said, the process was definitely, I didn't tear my Achilles completely, so I didn't have to have surgery, but I still had to have the cast, cast after cast, going through PT, learning how to walk again.
I remember even figuring out how to take my toes and pick up marbles and move them from side to side. Just all those things you take for granted, you start to really appreciate all the things that you're able to do on a regular basis.