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Taking a resolution mulligan

By November 25, 2010Internet Lawyer

The past year has been hell for many Internet marketers…bankruptcies, divorces (often triggered by debt), and even deaths in the family. I’ve seen all of these happen this year to clients and friends.

If you’ve hit some speed bumps in your business and personal life this year, how are you reacting to them?

Pretending they didn’t happen?
Accepting defeat?
Waiting for next year to create another set of New Year’s resolutions?

Why do any of these things?

In golf, a “mulligan” is a “do-over” when you hit the ball somewhere you wish you hadn’t. If this year hasn’t turned out the way you wanted in your online business, take a resolution mulligan now. Swing again. Be thankful that you can start over now.

You don’t have to beat yourself up or wait until January 1st. The police won’t come to your door and stop you from doing something right now to change where things are headed.

If Murphy’s Law has kicked you in the backside until now, consider the following.

  • You can learn what not to do in the future from going broke.
  • You are not what you own or what you do for a living.
  • The people you think are successful often aren’t no matter what yardstick you use to measure success.

Appreciate what you’ve learned in relationships that have now ended (by death, divorce, or otherwise). That’s a foundation for building newer and stronger relationships, often with people you haven’t even met yet.

To your happiness!


P.S. Make a commitment to spend the holidays with those closest to you. And be grateful you’re able to do it.

Mike Young, Esq.

Author Mike Young, Esq.

Mike Young has been practicing business and technology law since 1994 and is an angel investor in startups. He's been an entrepreneur since 1988. To get legal help from Attorney Young, click here now or call 214-546-4247 to schedule a phone consultation.

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