Your Great Comeback

By Willie Jolley – The Comeback King

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America needs a comeback!  While money isn’t the most important thing in the world, it certainly helps to have enough of it to live comfortably and do the things you need to do.  But money is tight for so many people right now; unemployment is still over nine percent; the poverty rate is at 15.1% and although the Great Recession technically ended in the middle of 2009, a recent poll shows more than half the population still believes we’re in a recessionary period.  Tough times are still having an impact on people everywhere, but the focus of our thinking needs to shift to change our fortunes.  It’s time for getting a comeback mindset and for turning setbacks into greenbacks.

How do we turn it all around?  The first thing to understand is that stuff happens in life and everyone is going to have tough times, but tough times don’t last…tough people do!  Getting past fear-based thinking is the first step, and an understandably tough one with all the gloom and doom in the news.  Fear-based thinking is a never-ending circle and will keep you from focusing on the many opportunities that are actually out there.   

Here are a few tips for going up in down times and creating your own comeback:


Stop Commiserating!

People who sit around and commiserate are the people who would rather complain about problems than do anything to fix them.  Make up your mind that you will not willingly participate.  You have a choice: sit around, talk about and keep repeating all the bad news, or go about making a difference and being a light in a dark world.  Make a point that you will not sign up, line up or whine up about your finances.  Standup and fight for your dreams.

Don’t Let Your Pride Poison Your Prosperity

Stop trying to put up a facade of success and get real.  Any work that is moral and legal is honorable. To comeback will require new thinking and new actions.  If you keep doing what you have been doing, you’ll keep getting what you have been getting.  Often, what stops people from success is not their ability but their pride.

Stop Waiting For Your Ship to Come In

Financial success is a choice that you must make happen, not a chance that you sit around and wait for.  The best way to grow your future is to first grow yourself.  Success is not a thing to wait for; it is a thing to be achieved.  Make a commitment to take action today on your dreams and goals.

Don’t Just Look For A Job; Make A Job!

Financial success is linked to thought, so get creative.  What need do people have that you can fill?  How can you use your expertise and get paid for it?  I recommend that you start thinking like the CEO of Y.O.U., Inc.

Stretch Your Financial Goals

Stretch your financial goals way beyond what you think you are capable of earning. This puts you in the right frame of mind to make more money.   One of the ways to do this is by being open to ideas from others and making a commitment to build a network of people who are big thinkers.  It is your network that often determines your net worth!  Who are you hanging out with?  Who are you talking to and sharing your ideas with?  Make a commitment to hang with people who will inspire ideas and encourage your entrepreneurial spirit, because these people will have a major impact on helping you turn it around.

In life there will be setbacks, downturns and challenges – not maybe, not might – but definite setbacks and problems.  Yet it is important to remember that this is not personal, and it is not permanent.  Everyone feels the pinch of a downturn; it is an equal opportunity plan.  Yet in every burden there is a blessing, and if we are wise, it is out of these challenges that we can grow our wealth and success.  Don’t throw in the towel because this is not the time to quit.  Tough times do not last, but tough people do!

Recession and depressions ALWAYS lead to progressions. Don’t just go through tough times.  Grow through them. Don’t just want to survive the tough times, make a decision to thrive in the midst of the tough times!

Willie Jolley was named “The Comeback King” by Success Magazine and is author of the book Turn Setbacks Into Greenbacks.  He’s one of the people credited with saving The Ford Motor Company from financial devastation, helping it avoid bankruptcy and the need to take a federal bailout.  He’s on a national tour sponsored by E*Trade, helping the millions of Americans trying to stage their own financial comebacks.  He’s host of one of the most popular Sirius XM talk shows, The Willie Jolley Wealthy Ways Radio Show; CEO of Willie Jolley Worldwide; and an international speaker/consultant.  Visit