In This Episode: Brian and Jocelyn discuss the timeless story of “The Little Engine That Could,” and find wonderfully applicable lessons in resilience, optimism, perseverance, mindset, and stepping out of comfort zones.

Quotes from Jocelyn and Brian:

  • The themes we identified in the book were resilience, optimism, perseverance, and mindset. – Brian Moran
  • In business, resilience is about trying things, putting them out in the marketplace, getting a response, and adjusting accordingly. – Jocelyn Ring
  • Optimism is helpful. It certainly beats pessimism because pessimism is when you tell yourself no before the race even starts. – Brian Moran
  • You must keep growing for yourself and in response to the world and the business climate. – Jocelyn Ring

Key Takeaways

Perseverance: Business owners must maintain perseverance through challenging times by setting small, achievable milestones and learning from each step.

Mindset Shift: Adopting a proactive mindset helps businesses anticipate challenges and prepare for them, rather than merely reacting when they arise.

Comfort Zone Expansion: Success often requires stepping out of comfort zones, which involves taking calculated risks and embracing new opportunities.


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