We all run into roadblocks. Sometimes the difference between success and failure comes down to the ability to adapt, adjust and create leverage where none seems to exist. This starts with your attitude to roadblocks. “Normal” people see them as part of everyday existence. “Victims” think roadblocks are put up to stymie them. But the most successful view roadblocks merely as problems to be solved and look for things to leverage to that end – sometimes seemingly out of thin air.

Leverage is, of course, a two-edged sword. It amplifies your gains – and your losses. It’s romantic to talk about betting the ranch – until you lose it. The simplistic answer is that each business should have the right level of leverage for its situation.

Net, create leverage for the right opportunities, at the right time, in the right way – for you.

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