How Should I Respond to Adversity?

Fact: You’re going to encounter setbacks.

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In this backstage video from Leadercast Women 2018, Marilyn Tam—leadership consultant, author, and former executive at Aveda, Nike and Reebok—shares questions you should ask yourself when facing difficult times.

“Because we live in an imperfect world, we are gonna run into setbacks,” shares Marilyn. “Usually, we're so focused on the loss, we don't think about what we can gain, and what we still have.”

Watch the video to learn more from Marilyn about how to respond to adversity.

Because we live in an imperfect world, we are gonna run into setbacks. We're gonna sometimes hit a wall so hard that we just are stunned. That's time one of us to say, "Whoa, what happened? How can I learn from this? What happened here? Let's analyze the situation. Is there something I can learn from here? Is there something that I can gain from this, and what do I still have?"

Because usually, we're so focused on the loss, we don't think about what we can gain, and what we still have. We can still grieve the loss, but we also have opportunities to look at other avenues to get out of that situation, whatever it might be.
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Marilyn Tam

Marilyn grew up as an abused and neglected child in Hong Kong, and left home as a teen to come to America alone. Following her life mission, she achieved international business and humanitarian success. She now helps people and organi...

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