Coach James on Bouncing Back!

I remember having this obsession with bouncy balls as a kid. I thought the coolest thing about them was that if you dropped one it would come back to you. Then I discovered the harder you “dropped” it the more it bounced. This is where the “fun” (at least that’s what I thought it was) started. I would take that tiny ball and throw it down on the ground as hard as I could and it would shoot off the floor and bounce from one object to the next. The more force I could put behind that ball the more things I could get it to bounce off. This was a ton of fun, well until I broke something and my mom found out. Then it was all bad lol.

boucyballs-940x626My point is that I want to be more like that bouncy ball. I want to be Resilient. The dictionary defines resilient as: adj. (of a substance or object) able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed.

synonyms: flexible, pliable, supple; More

durable, hardwearing, stout, strong, sturdy, tough

“resilient materials”

(of a person or animal) able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.

I have had a lot go on in the last 30 days and at times I wanted to have a pity party and sit and say woe is me. I wanted to ask myself the million dollar (?), why is this happening to me. Well after that short mental deliberation I realized I’m not that special, it happens because it’s supposed to happen. It’s actually a sign that I’m going in the right direction. In entrepreneurship we must accept the good with the bad. We must be be mentally prepared to bounce back no matter what the odds are. The more pressure that is put on us the more “bounce” we should have.

So my challenge to you today is to be like that little bouncy ball and be virtually indestructible. Don’t let the little things distract you or discourage you. Use those little things to bounce back faster, harder, and better. I encourage you to welcome trials and adversity when they show up in your life because I realized some time ago that they make me BETTER. So don’t be BITTER be BETTER and have a “bounce back” attitude.


I gotta “bounce” bad pun I know but I’’’ talk at you later.


Be Great!

James Simpson

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