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How dealers can embrace control amid life’s unfairness – Meridith Elliott Powell

When life throws curveballs your way, it’s imperative to have the right tools to bounce back stronger. Meridith Elliott Powell, Award Winning Business Expert, Keynote Speaker, Host of the Thrive and co-host of the Sales Logic Podcast, and Best-Selling Author, has a new book due out this July titled Mentally Fit, Powerfully Resilient, Competitively Strong. Meridith Elliott Powell joins us on the latest episode of CBT Now

Key Takeaways 

1. Powell’s new book, “Mentally Fit, Powerfully Resilient and Competitively Strong,” emphasizes the importance of resilience in both personal and professional life. She highlights that current methods to combat burnout, like chair massages and days off, are insufficient. Instead, people need tools to navigate life’s inherent unfairness and the challenges of business, fostering pride and confidence through overcoming obstacles.

2. The interview touches on the generational differences in dealing with challenges. Powell reflects on historical events like D-Day to illustrate resilience and suggests that modern generations may have become softer due to overprotection. This softness contrasts with older generations who faced significant adversity without the safety nets available today.

3. Powell discusses several strategies from her book to build resilience. Key strategies include having a personal vision, building a supportive network, and taking responsibility for one’s life. She emphasizes the importance of focusing on controllable aspects of life and leveraging connections to overcome obstacles.

4. Moreover, Powell stresses the importance of personal accountability. She advises against blaming others for one’s problems, as this wastes energy that could be used for personal growth and change. This perspective empowers individuals to take control of their destinies and navigate their careers and lives more effectively.

5. Beyond her book, Powell co-hosts the Sales Logic Podcast with Mark Hunter, focusing on sales strategies and skills. They discuss the relevance of sales skills in various aspects of life, not just in professional contexts. Powell promotes the podcast as a valuable resource for anyone looking to improve their sales abilities and navigate today’s marketplace effectively.

"If you focus on what you can control, I can promise you and guarantee you, guarantee it, you're gonna wind up in a far better place than you've been." – Meridith Elliott Powell

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Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. She is a recent honors cum laude graduate with a BFA in Mass Media from Valdosta State University. Jaelyn is an enthusiastic creator with more than four years of experience in corporate communications, editing, broadcasting, and writing. Her articles in The Spectator, her hometown newspaper, changed how people perceive virtual reality. She connects her readers to the facts while providing them a voice to understand the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the digital world.

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