If running a business was easy everyone would be doing it.

I’ve lost count of the amount of times I've said this to myself. As a business owner there will be times where you want to give up. Times when you think you cannot possibly go on. Times when you feel utterly defeated. However the thing that separates business success from business failure is the ability to keep going.

Look at James Dyson for example. If you haven’t heard of James Dyson he invented the Dyson Vacuum Cleaner. He went through hundreds of versions of the Dual Cyclone system before he was successful. There are probably many others inventors that had similar ideas. But the history books will remember him because he simply never gave up.

The reason I am blogging about this now is that recently I have felt like giving up. I have felt like quitting before but I have never been as close as I have this past month. Over the last few weeks it felt like everything in my life both professionally and personally had fallen apart. Literally overnight things changed and not for the better; and the part that really got to me was that it was totally out of my control. There was nothing I could do to fix these problems. They were just happening and continued to happen.

Have you ever had bad news and then more and more bad news just kept coming? Almost like the universe was saving all the bad news up for you so that it could dump it on you in one day. This is how my life went, everyday I would come into the office and there would be another problem to deal with.

In this midst of all this turmoil I called two of my closest friends - Brad Burton and Croz Crossley. I am fortunate enough to be friends with two men who have ‘been there and done that’. Between them there is nothing they don’t know about mindset and overcoming hurdles in your life.