A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Haiti. While there, one of the locals taught me an old Haitian proverb, “Deye mon, gen mon.” It means, beyond mountains, there are mountains.


Are you facing a mountain of adversity today? If so, I have good news and bad news. The good news is, you have what it takes to scale the mountain and overcome your obstacle. The bad news is, once you summit the peak you will find there is another mountain waiting in the distance.

Leaders are mountain climbers. One peak after another, they climb, fail, overcome, triumph, and then relentlessly do it again.

The best news is, the mountains will make you stronger. Adversity increases your capacity, and the most amazing views are discovered by those who embrace the challenge to climb.

Deye mon, gen mon – Beyond mountains, there are mountains. Something you better get comfortable with if you want to achieve your full potential.

Leadership Begins at Home,


Who do you know that has overcome adversity?

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