Resilience – a vital ingredient for business success


The world’s most successful entrepreneurs and leaders have something in every day – resilience.


That something is “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness or grit”.


And it is essential for business success.


Why? Because resilience and grit are the driving force that helps us keep going, keep trying, keep learning, and get back up when we fall and build on those learnings.

“Do not judge me by my success; judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” 

Nelson Mandela.


Not everything in business, or life, go the way we want it to. And as leaders, we have to be ok with that.


We’ll never reach our goals if we give up when things don’t go our way. If we spend days or weeks in a state of frustration or disappointment when things go wrong, we’ll never move forward.


Resilience and grit help us pick ourselves back up, learn from what has happened and take the next step toward our goals.


And doing that time and time again will help us achieve everything we want to achieve.


“No matter how much falls on us, we keep ploughing ahead. That’s the only way to keep the roads clear.” 

― Greg Kincaid.


There are times we all feel like giving up. I consider myself a resilient person, something I have worked on and developed over many years. However, this doesn’t mean I don’t experience stress, frustration and low moments.


It means I have developed the skills to cope with these feelings and face my challenges head-on. Instead of falling into despair, I use my skills and strengths to cope with and recover quickly from challenges and difficulties.


And you can learn this too.


There are different types of resilience, including physical, mental, emotional, social, and motivational resilience.


Within our programmes, and through our unique Motivational Intelligence (MQ) framework, we focus on mental and motivational resilience – our ability to adapt to change and uncertainty at pace.


By improving our mental and motivational resilience, we can learn to be calm and flexible in a crisis, and we can learn to use our mental strength to feel hopeful and solve problems when we face setbacks.


There are some fundamental techniques we teach around how to become more resilient. These include reframing our thoughts around challenging situations and learning to focus our time and energy on the things we can influence rather than those that are out of our control.


The journey for all businesses is filled with setbacks and challenges – being equipped to handle the bad times and the good means we’re in the best possible position to achieve our goals, no matter what obstacles we face.


“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”

― Japanese Proverb.


A vital part of this is being clear on our goals and our reasons behind them – they have to be strong enough to make us want to keep navigating the challenges.


As I always say, it is in the WANT that we find the HOW.


Through our motivational intelligence (Mq) programmes, we help business leaders with everything from effective goal-setting to developing the skills and tools necessary to remain resilient in the face of change and challenge.


We use these techniques daily, and that’s why we know they work.


Whether our world-first Executive Diploma in Leading With Motivational Intelligence (MQ) or our Business Growth Academy, we’ll help you develop the skills and techniques to achieve more significant business growth and success.


To thrive in the coming decade, companies must develop motivational resilience—the ability to withstand unpredictable change threats and emerge stronger.


“Developing resilience” is easy to say but hard to define and yet harder to do.


The world is undergoing increasingly rapid, unpredictable, and unprecedented change. But across industries, most companies have focused on near- and medium-term earnings, typically assuming ongoing smooth business conditions. The COVID-19 pandemic heralds the need for a new approach.


Leading with Motivational Intelligence Executive Diploma: 

We reiterate the imperative, define the components of resilience, and introduce the approaches companies can take to become more resilient, helping you create the internal innovation and motivation needed to drive your business. Your teams to a whole new level of human potential, coming out of these turbulent times more robust and focused on what matters most to your business and your people.


Suppose you’re looking to be a more innovative and influential business leader centred around a culture of human potential, enabling you to elevate the success of your business and your team.


In that case, this is the proper conversation for you.


I look forward to having it with you.


Click the link below to learn more about how we can help you think bigger, be better, and achieve more.





James Fleming

The Power Within Training,

The Motivational Intelligence Company



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