“If you are not failing, you are not moving fast enough, close enough, towards your fullest potential.” ~ Larry Broughton
You’ve heard the expression, “The Real Deal,” right? It is frequently used when describing authentic people; those with character. I had the privilege of having a real deal on this week’s Awakening to Awareness radio show. If you were unable to catch the show ‘live’ you can download the podcast and my guest’s full bio, here.
Larry Broughton has lived one of those classic, humble beginnings to award-winning entrepreneur and CEO, stories. And on this show he shared a bit about his unconventional journey to success. Founder and CEO of Broughton Hotels, a leader in the boutique hotel industry; as well as Co-Founder and CEO of Broughton Advisory, Larry is a man who believes in his vision and walks his talk, personally and professionally.
One hour is barely enough time to scratch the surface of anyone’s story. Yet Larry shared valuable insights into what he believes makes each one of us successful. Having presented to, coached, and mentored thousands of current and aspiring veteran entrepreneurs across the U.S., Larry spoke about the importance of mindset, how it is essential to embrace failure and, how fear and failure are actually healthy as they nurture learning and growth.
Larry cited several abilities/qualities that are necessary to be successful entrepreneurs (and individuals!) including:
- Having a sense of adventure, as did the early explorers who knew there was something else out there;
- Being crystal clear about what you intend to accomplish and how to achieve desired results;
- Possessing a strong belief in your vision;
- Tapping your competence and confidence;
- Banishing negativity and the “energy vampires” from your life;
- Surrounding yourself with brighter, bolder people and having mentors or accountability partners;
- Undying resolve and;
- The ability and sense to ask questions. Ask questions!
Larry’s upbeat, creative approach to business and life have been featured in countless newspaper and magazine articles and he’s been a guest on news and TV programs on every major network, including multiple appearances on CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. In his grounded, inspiring ways, Larry emphasized for listeners: the importance of using one’s strengths; being authentic and transparent and; doing what it is you are great at, to yield clarity and live a successfully integrated, holistic life.
So much wisdom… so little time (on this show) with Larry. While he offered much on which to reflect, my three simple take-aways were:
- Get comfortable with the “panic zone”… embrace failure.
- “Do good things.”
- “Don’t let guilt of the past define you; let it refine you.”
Consider listening to the podcast (linked above). It was a good show!