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Your setbacks don’t define you

When you face a setback or you fail to meet your goals, don’t let it count for nothing. Setbacks and failures are essential for growth. If you’ve suffered a setback thanks to the pandemic, ask yourself what you can do to change how you feel about it, and to influence what happens next.

Don’t Let Your Setbacks Count For Nothing.

Are You Too Scared To Move Forward?

I was driving between appointments when the car in front of me stopped at a red traffic light. That’s what they’re supposed to do, so I wasn’t phased. BUT… when the light turned green, the car just sat there. It didn’t move. Then it inched forward. I could see the driver looking left, and then right, and then left and then right… the car kept inching forward and the driver kept checking to see if the road was clear. They took so long to get away from the lights that I nearly didn’t make it through, and I saw the lights change to red just as I passed them.

I thought to myself “does this driver know where they’re going?” I wondered if they were lost or perhaps just really cautious. The driver did the exact same thing at every set of traffic lights so I’m guessing they were just a really cautious driver.

There’s a ton of inspirational quotes I could come up with that would relate to that cautious driver, which would also be entirely relevant to the business owner struggling to make a living running their own business.

  • Learn from your setbacks.
  • Defeat your fears.
  • Don’t live life with the pause button permanently pressed.

I don’t have to list out every one of them here, I think you know where I’m going (did you see what I did there??) and what I mean!

When you face a setback or you fail to meet your goals, don’t let that experience count for nothing

What sets those who achieve success apart from those who don’t, is really simple: it’s their ability to use their experiences to their advantage.

People who achieve success learn from everything that they do, good, bad or indifferent. They keep testing, keep trying, keep moving forward. They don’t see an endpoint other than ultimate success. They don’t ‘feel’ defeat. They don’t believe that failure is an endpoint. To the successful person, failure was just a stopping point on their journey.

To a successful person, failure is like a bus stop; just because the bus stops there doesn’t mean they have to get off it.

Wondering Why You’re Stuck?

What is stopping you from achieving your goals? Why aren’t you making the money you want to make? Why haven’t you set up that business yet?

If you’re struggling to get your business off the ground, for whatever reason, then reach out to someone who can help you. Don’t push on regardless. You don’t know what you don’t know. Sometimes, the fastest way to success is to seek answers or help from someone who’s already been on that journey and is at least a few ‘bus stops’ ahead of you.

Interested in getting my help? Want me to work with you to get one specific task completed?

Imagine what you could achieve if you got that one task done today, or every day. Imagine how your business would begin to grow!

I’m offering simple ONE SESSION packages where we can get on a call together and between us, we will get that one task done before the call is over!

HOW AWESOME would that be?!

Get in touch with me if you want to do this today.

Jane Rapin ACC

Jane Rapin ACC

Business & Personal Coach | Lawyer

I help professionals to reach their full potential. Starting a business takes guts. Get it off to the best start with my unique blend of coaching, commercially focussed strategy and targeted mindset work. I’ll help you get out of your own way, overcome self-doubt and dispel negativity. The result? You have more fun doing what you love. I work internationally and locally, across a broad range of industries. In addition to being a certified business and personal coach, I'm also a certified Tapping Into Wealth Transformational Coach. I've been coaching and mentoring for over 25 years, helping employees and business owners across a wide range of sectors including law, project management, engineering, retail, leisure, insurance, government initiatives to help the long-term unemployed, NHS and more. If you'd like to find out more about how I can help you, please feel free to contact me via the links here in my profile or via my website ( I can't wait to help you!