Flexibility Required

In life, things don’t always go as planned.

This week has been a perfect example of that, and these photos clearly show you the wrath and mayhem that fell upon us.

I had plans to work on a big project this week, but mother nature had another idea.

Here in the Northwest, we’ve been hit with a massive winter storm, unlike anything we’ve ever experienced in my lifetime.

We got 17 inches of snow at our home in a 24-hour period on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Because our home sits on a hilltop, and we have an extremely steep (loooong) driveway, I’ve been spending the majority of my time this week, along with my son Jerry – keeping it cleared.

Call me crazy, but I hate the thought of being stuck or stranded.

I need to know that I could get out of here if I had to.

With the amount of snow we got, and short amount of time we got it – it’s been a full-time job trying to keep our driveway clear.

So… I haven’t made much progress on my best laid plans. But I did get to play in the snow with my kids, and they loved it.

As entrepreneurs… we know the same is true of business.

At first, when we’re new to business, we tend to get frustrated, upset and discouraged when things don’t work out the way we’d hoped or planned.

But after awhile, as we continue moving forward, we discover that’s just the way things go.

That’s the life of an entrepreneur.

And the truth is… if we’re a real entrepreneur, we wouldn’t want it any other way.

We know that most of the things we try are NOT going to work out the way we’d like.


We also know that every once in awhile, we’re going to land on something that works out FAR better than we’d hoped.

When that happens – in that moment, we experience a huge breakthrough.

And the smart entrepreneur will leverage that breakthrough so we can capitalize on it for years and years to come.

So know this…

If things aren’t going the way you’d hoped right now, at this moment in time – keep moving forward because your big breakthrough is just around the corner.

Because it’s served me so well, I’ll give you the same advice that someone gave me all the way back in 1999.

The trick is to keep moving forward, and keep showing up.

Most people give up at the first, second or third signs that things aren’t going the way they’d hoped.

If I’d given up in those moments, I’d hate to think where I’d be today.

Dedicated to your success,
Kevin Thompson
“The Automatic Income Coach”

10 Responses to “Flexibility Required”

  1. Colin says:

    Hi Kevin,

    You have to admit, it sure is beautiful. The kids love it too. I live in an area of Canada that gets a lot of snow in the winter months. For the last week now it has been dangerously close to -40 C, which is also -40 F. My family is used to it and prepare for it every year. I guess it is an analogy to always stay prepared for the unknown. On a side note in the summer months here it is very warm with temps between mid 20 to mid 30 C, or 75 – 85 F. Yes, we drive a 4×4 truck in the winter.

    Enjoying your blogs, pics and videos Kevin.


  2. Linda says:

    Hi Kevin,

    Thanks for your dedication.
    I hope things will continue
    to go well for you and your family.

    Flexibility is good!



  3. Phil says:

    Thanks for the reminder. Being snowed in on the other side of the sound from you I’ve been struggling and your words have helped remind me to keep going.


  5. Beautiful Pictures
    Is it less or more today – I bet is more? Unbelievable Winter here in the Northwest.

    When the sun shines it’s beautiful.


  6. ED says:

    Kevin sure looks a lot different from when I was there in April. That driveway must be treacherous– it was bad when it is dry..

  7. hubert says:

    kevin it is a pretty sight hope al is well but you know what keep it out there i don”t want it don”t need it just joking make lots of snow creme

  8. james says:

    I can relate to the snow problem.We have our share here in colorado.I’m sure you are
    right about staying flexible.Good luck, there be more snow this winter.

  9. Manfred says:

    Hi Kevin,
    amazing pictures.
    We have no snow this year, but we have had two winters in a row last year and I had to use my ski once to get to town.
    But enjoying it a lot all the time anyhow.
    Best regards,

  10. Kazimiera Rozanska says:

    Hi KEVIN,

    I am open your door.
    I read a letter to Your It is really. today, I have still to much problems.
    Problems with my Family, with my DEBTS………and STOP.
    Mayby next day is only for mi.

    Greetings from Poland

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