Extraordinary Minute - August 7, 2013

By: Robert White Wednesday August 7, 2013 comments

“If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it around. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't say embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and you had better be on speaking terms with it.”
                                                   Oliver Wendell Holmes 

troubleI love this quote!

Wit and wisdom from Dr. Holmes – most people think of him as an author and poet though he was a medical doctor and an early reformer of our medical system. 

My friend and ace public speaker Wm Mitchell suffered horrible burns that removed his fingers and badly disfigured his face.  Then he crashed his airplane and became wheelchair bound.  An amazing story and an amazing man.  Mitchell says “it’s not what happens to you, it’s what you do with it.”

Trouble happens.  The question is whether it serves to crush your spirit or make you stronger.  I choose the latter.

With love and respect,


Extraordinary Life




Robert White

About the Author: Robert White

Robert White is a Speaker, Author, Leadership Trainer and Executive Mentor who teaches the art and science of mastering executive challenges. He specializes in integrating a heart centered, result-oriented and transformational leadership approach to being effective. His experience includes founding and leading companies doing high-impact experiential learning events with over one million graduates.

Robert’s culture change work has been praised by corporations like JPMorganChase, Progressive Insurance, Duke Energy and The American Cancer Society.

Additionally top business experts and authors Ken Blanchard, Jimmy Calano, Kathy Gardarian, and Robert Wright, plus thousands of training and mentoring clients, have endorsed his professional knowledge and skills.

Robert authored the best-seller “Living an Extraordinary Life” available in English and Mandarin. He is a contributing author to “Being Fuller” a compilation from students of Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller and “One World, One People,” a photo journal of mankind’s journey to oneness.

Today you’ll find him speaking at conferences, hosting masterminds, mentoring today’s emerging business leaders and teaching everything he knows about fostering entrepreneurial success and building an entrepreneurial mindset in established, growth-oriented companies.

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