CHAPTER 9Finding the Lesson in Every Experience: The Power of Having Perspective

What to Expect: In this chapter you will learn how any situation, good or bad, can be valuable in your career. You will get key insights into how to deal with both positive and negative outcomes and explore the best strategies to overcome obstacles.

Failure is an event, never a person.

—William Brown

When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

—Dalai Lama

I knew it was going to happen.

I had thought for a few years that it made no sense that we had two separate sales organizations selling to the same customers. Then, at the beginning of the year when both organizations started selling each other’s product, the writing was on the wall: One day we were going to combine together. ...

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