Listen on your favorite podcast platform like Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, Spotify and RadioPublic.

Hey! 👋 What’s going on podcast listener. Thank you so much for listening, I really appreciate you taking the time to listen to this episode. I just felt like I needed to record this because it’s going to help somebody. Maybe you have a job where you are under a lot of pressure. Or maybe you just feel a lot of pressure in your life. Let me introduce myself first. My name is Gary Winchester. I am an essential oil guy, stay at home dad and entrepreneur. As a stay at home, dad. I feel a lot of pressure every day. My wife works in human resources, and with her job she feels a lot of pressure as a manager, every day. So I kind of wanted to share this with you, coming from that perspective, a little bit, and hope that it helps you whether you feel pressure not in your job or life. Maybe this will help you. And I just feel like we come to into life and into our jobs, putting a lot of pressure on ourselves, maybe more pressure than what’s actually there, because we want to perform at a certain level and we want to perform at that level every single time. But think of your job and life, like you’re playing t ball. When you come up to the plate. You have the T. And if you’re not familiar with T ball or baseball. You could use Google, and it will show you images of what I’m talking about. Anyways, just picture it, as you’re a little kid, and you’re walking up to the plate for the first time, with a baseball bat. And the coach sets the ball on the tee. And you take a swing, but you hit the tee, and not the ball. The ball falls off, everybody Cheers. You stay where you’re at, you don’t run because you didn’t hit the ball. The coach picks the ball up off the ground and sets it back on the tee. And you take another swing. And you completely miss all together. But everybody Cheers. Every parent. Every person is cheering, including the coach. And the coach comes up to you and he tells you you can do this, you got this just keep your eye on the ball. And you swing and you hit the tee again. And the ball falls to the ground. The coach walks over, and he picks the ball up and puts it back on the tee. And he tells you again. Hey, you got this. You can do it. Just keep your eye on the ball, and everybody’s cheering you on nobody’s getting mad at you and nobody’s upset at you for trying for putting forth this effort. So just think about it like that, like, you’re stepping up to the plate putting a lot of pressure on yourself to hit that ball and hit a home run every time. But just consider like how new you are to the game, how new you are to what you’re doing. And just relieve yourself of some of that pressure because under that pressure you’re going to fold and you’re going to have some issues, and possible lead to health problems and lead to other mental issues. But I just want to encourage you that you have people that will be cheering you on whether you have success or not whether you hit the ball when you hit the tee whether you completely miss. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself. Allow mistakes to happen because we learn from those mistakes. And one of the things that I’m always reminded of is. Anytime we are under pressure. Something is going to be produced from us. Pressure reveals who we really are. It kind of reveals he skews me. Who we are at the core. And, but also pressure can produce diamonds. When Cole is under immense amount of pressure it produces diamonds, so just know that whatever you’re doing now, and whatever pressure you feel now is producing something in you, for whatever you have next in life, whatever that looks like. I just hope that you can look at the situation and take a step back and realize you have people cheering you on. And realize you don’t have to be perfect every time you can completely miss the ball or hit the tee. And you’re still building toward success, it. What really matters is the attempt you’re making towards success. I’ve had to learn that a lot lately because three years ago, my wife and I decided to start an essential oil business. And I had come out of multiple entrepreneur failures. I can even say that word entrepreneurial. She failures, from having partners partnerships, marketing agency partnerships to being a subcontractor to being a general contractor for marketing. I’ve had successes and I’ve had failures. And coming into starting this essential oil business with my wife, I was very hesitant. And I honestly didn’t want to do it. I wanted to do it because she did, she wanted to do it. and I was excited for her to step out into that arena and watch her dream. But for me, I looked at it as another opportunity to fail, instead of opportunity to succeed. And every time I got up to bat. If I hit the tea or if I missed. I saw more into failure, and more into a negative mindset. What I’m learning now is every attempt that I make is just building towards my next success it’s building towards me getting better and better so that when I do hit the ball. I can attempt to get on days. There’s always one level, at a time of success, and I feel like a lot of times we look at it as big picture success. We look at if we’re not making a million dollars or not successful or if we you know we have these, these massive looks, you know this massive vision of success. Instead, if we look at it. In reality as hey this is one step, or this is a success, you know, this is one step towards bigger success, but this is success in itself. So I just want to encourage you really take a step back and see where you are and see those little steps is as success and not as it’s part of the bigger picture. I hope this helps you and I hope you’re encouraged by it. And I hope you keep swinging.

Transcribed by