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Q U T E S
TO TURN
OBSTACLES
INTO OPPORTUNITIES
O20
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WE KNOWTHAT DEEP DOWN
WE LEARN AND
BENEFITFROM FAILURE &
ADVERSITY.
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BUT HAVE YOU
NOTICEDTHAT WE SEEM TO DO
EVERYTHING
WE CAN TO AVOID
THOSE VERY
OBSTACLES?
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WHATWE NEED IS
A N E W
ATTITUDE,A N E W
APPROACH.
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ONE WHERE WE DON’T
AVOID OBSTACLES,
BUT LOVE THEM.
BECAUSE SO OFTEN
THE
OBSTACLE
IS THE WAY
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T U R N
O B S T A C L E S
I N T O
O P P O R T U N I T I E S
– M A RC US AUR E L IUS
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01
“OUR ACTIONS MAY BE IMPEDED.....
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T U R N
O B S T A C L E S
I N T O
O P P O R T U N I T I E S
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02
“BAD COMPANIES ARE
DESTROYED BY CRISIS.
GOOD COMPANIE...
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?
T U R N
O B S T A C L E S
I N T O
O P P O R T U N I T I E S
№
03
“THE
THINGS WHICH
HURT,
INSTRUCT”
– B E N JA M IN F R...
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T U R N
O B S T A C L E S
I N T O
O P P O R T U N I T I E S
№
04
“OH, HOW BLESSED
YOUNG MEN ARE
WHO HAVE TO STRUGGLE
F...
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T U R N
O B S T A C L E S
I N T O
O P P O R T U N I T I E S
№
05
“ADVERSITY
CAN HARDEN YOU.
OR IT CAN LOOSEN YOU UP
AN...
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T U R N
O B S T A C L E S
I N T O
O P P O R T U N I T I E S
№
06
“A GOOD PERSON DYES
EVENTS WITH HIS OWN
COLOR...
AND ...
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T U R N
O B S T A C L E S
I N T O
O P P O R T U N I T I E S
“HE SAYS THE BEST WAY OUT
IS ALWAYS THROUGH
AND I AGREE TO...
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T U R N
O B S T A C L E S
I N T O
O P P O R T U N I T I E S
“WHAT IS DEFEAT?
NOTHING BUT EDUCATION;
NOTHING BUT THE FI...
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?
T U R N
O B S T A C L E S
I N T O
O P P O R T U N I T I E S
№
09
“WISE MEN
ARE ABLE TO MAKE
A FITTING USE
EVEN OF THEI...
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T U R N
O B S T A C L E S
I N T O
O P P O R T U N I T I E S
№
10
“WHAT MATTERS MOST IS NOT
WHAT OUR OBSTACLES ARE
BUT ...
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T U R N
O B S T A C L E S
I N T O
O P P O R T U N I T I E S
№
11
“(A) CRISIS PROVIDES THE
OPPORTUNITY
FOR US TO DO THI...
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T U R N
O B S T A C L E S
I N T O
O P P O R T U N I T I E S
№
12
“IF THY FAINT
IN THE DAY OF
ADVERSITY,
THY STRENGTH
I...
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?
T U R N
O B S T A C L E S
I N T O
O P P O R T U N I T I E S
№
13
“THE BARRIERS ARE
NOT ERECTED WHICH
CAN SAY TO ASPIRI...
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T U R N
O B S T A C L E S
I N T O
O P P O R T U N I T I E S
№
14
“IT DOESN’T MATTER
WHETHER THIS IS THE WORST TIME TO
...
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T U R N
O B S T A C L E S
I N T O
O P P O R T U N I T I E S
№
15
“NOTHING EITHER
GOOD OR BAD, BUT
THINKING
MAKES IT SO...
?
?
T U R N
O B S T A C L E S
I N T O
O P P O R T U N I T I E S
№
16
“DON’T LET THE FORCE OF AN
IMPRESSION WHEN IT FIRST H...
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?
T U R N
O B S T A C L E S
I N T O
O P P O R T U N I T I E S
№
17
“BUSINESS
OPPORTUNITIES
ARE LIKE BUSES;
THERE’S ALWAY...
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T U R N
O B S T A C L E S
I N T O
O P P O R T U N I T I E S
“WHEN JARRED, UNAVOIDABLY,
BY CIRCUMSTANCE
REVERT AT ONCE ...
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?
T U R N
O B S T A C L E S
I N T O
O P P O R T U N I T I E S
“THERE IS GOOD IN
EVERYTHING,
IF ONLY WE LOOK
FOR IT.”
№
1...
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T U R N
O B S T A C L E S
I N T O
O P P O R T U N I T I E S
“THE BEST MEN ARE
NOT THOSE WHO HAVE
WAITED FOR CHANCES BU...
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OVERCOME
YOUR OBSTACLES
AND TURN
ADVERSITY INTO
ADVANTAGE
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  1. 1. Q U T E S TO TURN OBSTACLES INTO OPPORTUNITIES O20 ? ?
  2. 2. WE KNOWTHAT DEEP DOWN WE LEARN AND BENEFITFROM FAILURE & ADVERSITY. ? ?
  3. 3. ? ? BUT HAVE YOU NOTICEDTHAT WE SEEM TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO AVOID THOSE VERY OBSTACLES?
  4. 4. ? ? WHATWE NEED IS A N E W ATTITUDE,A N E W APPROACH.
  5. 5. ? ? ONE WHERE WE DON’T AVOID OBSTACLES, BUT LOVE THEM. BECAUSE SO OFTEN THE OBSTACLE IS THE WAY
  6. 6. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S – M A RC US AUR E L IUS № 01 “OUR ACTIONS MAY BE IMPEDED... BUT THERE CAN BE NO IMPEDING OUR INTENTIONS OR DISPOSITIONS. BECAUSE WE CAN ACCOMMODATE & ADAPT, THE MIND ADAPTS & CONVERTS TO ITS OWN PURPOSES THE OBSTACLE TO OUR ACTING. THE IMPEDIMENT TO ACTION ADVANCES ACTION. WHAT STANDS IN THE WAY BECOMES THE WAY.”
  7. 7. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 02 “BAD COMPANIES ARE DESTROYED BY CRISIS. GOOD COMPANIES SURVIVE THEM. GREAT COMPANIES ARE IMPROVED BY THEM.” – A NDY G ROVE former ceo of intel
  8. 8. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 03 “THE THINGS WHICH HURT, INSTRUCT” – B E N JA M IN F R A NK L IN
  9. 9. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 04 “OH, HOW BLESSED YOUNG MEN ARE WHO HAVE TO STRUGGLE FOR A FOUNDATION AND BEGINNING IN LIFE.” – J OHN D. RO C K E F E L L E R
  10. 10. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 05 “ADVERSITY CAN HARDEN YOU. OR IT CAN LOOSEN YOU UP AND MAKE YOU BETTER —IF YOU LET IT.” – RYA N H OL IDAY
  11. 11. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 06 “A GOOD PERSON DYES EVENTS WITH HIS OWN COLOR... AND TURNS WHATEVER HAPPENS TO HIS OWN BENEFIT.” – SE N E C A
  12. 12. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S “HE SAYS THE BEST WAY OUT IS ALWAYS THROUGH AND I AGREE TO THAT, OR IN SO FAR AS I CAN SEE NO WAY OUT BUT THROUGH.” № 07 – ROB E RT F RO ST
  13. 13. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S “WHAT IS DEFEAT? NOTHING BUT EDUCATION; NOTHING BUT THE FIRST STEPS TO SOMETHING BETTER.” № 08 – WE NDE L L PHIL L IPS
  14. 14. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 09 “WISE MEN ARE ABLE TO MAKE A FITTING USE EVEN OF THEIR EMNITIES.” – PLU TA RC H
  15. 15. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 10 “WHAT MATTERS MOST IS NOT WHAT OUR OBSTACLES ARE BUT HOW WE SEE THEM, HOW WE REACT TO THEM, AND WHETHER WE KEEP OUR COMPOSURE.” – RYA N H OL IDAY
  16. 16. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 11 “(A) CRISIS PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO DO THINGS THAT YOU COULD NOT “DO BEFORE” – R A H M E M A NUE L
  17. 17. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 12 “IF THY FAINT IN THE DAY OF ADVERSITY, THY STRENGTH IS SMALL” – P ROVE R B S 2 4:1 0
  18. 18. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 13 “THE BARRIERS ARE NOT ERECTED WHICH CAN SAY TO ASPIRING TALENTS AND INDUSTRY, THUS FAR AND NO FARTHER” – B E ET H OVE N
  19. 19. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 14 “IT DOESN’T MATTER WHETHER THIS IS THE WORST TIME TO BE ALIVE OR THE BEST, WHETHER YOU’RE IN A GOOD JOB MARKET OR A BAD ONE, OR THAT THE OBSTACLE YOU ARE FACING IS INTIMIDATING OR BURDENSOME WHAT MATTERS RIGHT NOW IS RIGHT NOW” – RYA N H OL IDAY
  20. 20. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 15 “NOTHING EITHER GOOD OR BAD, BUT THINKING MAKES IT SO.” – SH A K E SPE A R E
  21. 21. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 16 “DON’T LET THE FORCE OF AN IMPRESSION WHEN IT FIRST HITS YOU KNOCK YOU OFF YOUR FEET; JUST SAY TO IT: HOLD ON A MOMENT; LET ME SEE WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU REPRESENT. LET ME PUT YOU TO THE TEST.” – E PI C T ET US
  22. 22. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 17 “BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ARE LIKE BUSES; THERE’S ALWAYS ANOTHER COMING AROUND.” – R I CH A R D B R A NS ON
  23. 23. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S “WHEN JARRED, UNAVOIDABLY, BY CIRCUMSTANCE REVERT AT ONCE TO YOURSELF AND DON’T LOSE THE RHYTHM MORE THAN YOU CAN HELP. YOU’LL HAVE A BETTER GRASP OF HARMONY IF YOU KEEP GOING BACK TO IT.” № 18 – M A RC US AUR E L IUS
  24. 24. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S “THERE IS GOOD IN EVERYTHING, IF ONLY WE LOOK FOR IT.” № 19 – L AUR A IN G A L L S WIL DE R
  25. 25. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S “THE BEST MEN ARE NOT THOSE WHO HAVE WAITED FOR CHANCES BUT WHO HAVE TAKEN THEM; BESIEGED CHANCE, CONQUERED THE CHANCE, AND MADE CHANCE THE SURVIVOR.” № 20 – E . H. C H A PIN
  26. 26. ? ? OVERCOME YOUR OBSTACLES AND TURN ADVERSITY INTO ADVANTAGE In Stores May 1st BUY THE BOOK Amazon Barnes & Noble iTunes 800·CEO·READ Indiebound Books A Million Get more from Ryan at ryanholiday.net

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