When Life Throws Curveballs

Shane Torres

How do you stay on task when life throws you curveballs? 

I really wish there was a simple answer to this but it's going to be a little different for everyone. For me, honestly it takes a lot to get off track nowadays after dealing with all the things I’ve endured in the past: Chapter 7, foreclosure, etc. But to say it doesn't occasionally happen just wouldn't be true. When I do have those days, there are certain things I do to push through it. 

Here are some of the most important things I do to get back on track.

1) I stick to my routine no matter what. This includes starting my day with a Bible verse, listening to a book or podcast, and then hitting the gym. When I go through this process it allows me to get clarity and figure out what the next steps are. I also take down a lot of notes during this time frame to journal my thoughts and ideas. 

2) I surround myself with people who can help me in various ways. The most important person in my circle is my wife, Mandy. The way she puts it, I’m the accelerator and she’s the brake. She is probably the only person that is not afraid to tell me how it is and call me out on my crap. In the last 8 years there is only one time where I found myself in a funk that I could not get myself out of. At this time it was my wife, (and a few people from my church), who really helped me out. When I was feeling sorry for myself and couldn’t seem to get past it, Mandy asked me what I did in the past to get out of a similar situation. I replied that I just went out and sold homes. So she told me to get up and start selling stuff! Her way of saying “Get back to work.” It was the loving but firm push I needed to get going again, (see my book for way more details on my story).

3) I block all negativity and drama from my life. A lot of people will not agree with this concept, but that’s okay cause I don’t need everyone to agree with something that works for me. I live in my own little bubble or work, family, church and close friends, and that’s about it. I have never let the noise of the world, including all the online drama or comments from trolls/naysayers, affect me or my business. 

4) Lastly I push myself hard. I put a lot of pressure on myself to keep going through all situations, and do what I feel is best for all of those who put their trust in me and count on me. In life, others can only push you so far. You have to have self-determination and self-accountability if you’re really serious about growing your business and reaching your goals.

 These are all things I personally do to stay on track, but are things anyone can implement in their life to get out of a rut or deal with life’s curveballs. 

 If you’re struggling to get out of a rut in your business, the most important step you can take right now is to surround yourself with the right people.

Having a business coach in your circle can be crucial to getting your business at the level you aspire to reach, because a coach can offer guidance, support, and a firm push when you need it to keep you going. 

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Shane Torres is the founder of Road to $20 Million. Learn more about Shane & the Road to $20 Million program.