May 31, 2019
Success Despite Obstacles
In this Onward Podcast episode,
Neil McDonnell shares how he achieved success despite obstacles.
Furthermore, Neil shares how he followed nontraditional paths to
success. First, Emily Harman explains that Neil is President and
Founder of the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Neil is a
motivational speaker and trainer. Neil also advocates for the
potential of small businesses in the United States. In this
episode, Neil talks about his childhood. Then Neil explains how his
experiences shaped his life. In summary, listen to this episode and
learn how Neil moved onward despite numerous obstacles. Finally,
nontraditional paths to success are possible.
- First Neil McDonnell shares his
thoughts making his story public.
Neil shares that he didn't graduate from high school.
- Ultimately he earned a GED.
happened when Neil and his brother ran away from home as
did Neil get his strong work ethic and resourcefulness?
- How did
Neil meet Steve Jobs and why did he join the military?
Neil shares how he gets back up when he is knocked
- In other words, Neil explains how he finds success despite
that, Neil and Emily discuss college.
- How can
you find your passion?
- Why did
Neil create the HUBZone Chamber of Commerce?
federal government spends $500 billion a year on prime
businesses can earn a larger piece of the pie.
- Neil is
excited about helping people he may never meet.
can’t fix everything today, but you can fix today right
- Do what
you need to do know so you can do want to do later.
- Nontraditional paths to successful are more
common these days.
- In summary, it is possible to find nontraditional paths to
- Finally, If you look, you can find people
willing to help you.
3 Key Points on nontraditional paths to
First, failure doesn’t describe
you. It describes the event. Success despite obstacles is
Second, nontraditional paths to
success are possible.
Third, in your 20s learn what
drives you. In your 30s get good at it. In your 40s make money
Tweetable Quotes on finding success despite obstacles:
“An entrepreneur is always
trying to figure out how to make something work.” – Neil
“I never see yesterday’s problems
as impacting tomorrow, I see them impacting my motivation at the
moment. And I need to do something about it. But they won’t control
my future.” – Neil McDonnell.
“Go find like-minded
people.” – Neil McDonnell.