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Business Genius by James Bannerman

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UP! YOUR RESILIENCE

The third major Block and Limitation to Business Genius is limited resilience.

Or, to put it another way, not being able to bounce back from setbacks, which is an amazingly important skill if we want to excel at work!

The young César Ritz, for example, could easily have quit the hotel industry after he was fired as a wine waiter and told, ‘You’re an unsuitable candidate for the hotel trade!’ But Ritz wasn’t prepared to let this happen.

Similarly, Walt Disney – who once got fired by a newspaper editor because ‘he lacked imagination and had no good ideas’ – could easily have taken this crushing criticism to heart (and opted for a less creative career path instead) but he, too, was too driven to let his ambitions get thwarted. ...

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