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How to Turn your Adversity Into Triumph – Jack Delosa

Joel Brown (Founder of



Jack Delosa Adversity and Triumph

We recently interviewed Aussie Multi-Millionaire, Entrepreneur and Investor Jack Delosa on the Addicted2Success Podcast, to find out how he made $25 Million by the age of 27 and how he managed to build an empire around aspiring Entrepreneurs who are eager to learn about starting their own businesses in Australia.

Today I’d love to share with you the following video by Jack Delosa where he shares his advice on how to effectively turn your adversities into triumphs.


Turning Adversity into Triumph


Questions to really think about…

What was the most challenging period of your life?

What was the hardest, most difficult time in your journey?

Is it possible that this event was the best thing that ever happened to you?


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I am the the Founder of and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 200 million lives in the last 10 years.



  1. William Wood

    Oct 12, 2016 at 9:56 pm

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  2. Aboidun Olalekan Joseph

    Feb 26, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Its unfortunate i could not watch the video due to bad internet connection in nigeria,but please if there is any written messages kindly send it to my email,hope to read from you soon thanks.


  3. Stephen Reed

    Feb 16, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Hi Joel

    That is a cracking little video from Jack Delosa, and it’s incredibly powerfull in my opinion.

    We all see the past, the alleged successes, and painful failures as things that should be cherished…or forgotten. In reality, EVERYTHING has something to offer us as we strive to learn, grow, achieve our goals.

    It’s so easy to apportion blame, see a ‘negative’ experience as a reason for embarrassment or shame, when in reality, none of these experiences are really success or failure, just results of a test. A test that does not produce the desired outcome is almost MORe valuable than something that produces just the results you hoped for, or were expecting.

    It’s really hard to see it that way sometimes, but I think Jack’s video demonstrates that, even with some pretty terrible experiences, people can still come through and be happy, successful, and extremely inspiring.

    I’ve been through some adversity myself, luckily (touch wood) no deaths in my close family (other than grandparents), but I have struggled with anxiety for a lot of my life, feeling overwhelmed at the apparent enormity of the taks of building a business, creating a good income, even when I know deep down that I am very capable of achieving success in pretty much any area I choose.

    In fact, I lay on my bed one day with my wife (don’t worry, we were both fully clothed), and talked about why I feel like I am never going to ‘make it’. By the time I reflected on my life, I realised that I had succeeded in so much more than I had ‘failed’ at. But, for many of us, it’s a lifelong battle against self doubt. We just need to learn from all our experiences and experiments and dust ourselves down and keep on going.

    This video, as well as your site as a whole, is a great asset to those working away to create success in their lives, whatever that means to them. So thank you for creating something special.


    • Joel Brown

      Joel Brown

      Feb 17, 2015 at 3:39 am

      Great to hear you enjoyed it Stephen! Thanks for sharing your story with us. The adversities only make us stronger 🙂

  4. Naomi Teeter

    Feb 2, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Love how Jack is reframing the adversities he’s had in life! When we shift our perspective and see things “in a different light”… that’s where the magic is!

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Don’t Want To Feel Like A Failure Anymore? Stop Doing These 6 Things



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It’s pretty annoying isn’t it? All those great and accomplished people telling you that FAILURE is a necessity on your way to success. Yeah, that’s easy for them to say; they’re already ‘on the other side’! You on the other hand, are still struggling all day everyday to get your business lifted off the ground and are really not that sure if you’re indeed going to make it.

There’s that little voice in your head that keeps telling you that you don’t have the stuff to make it all happen. Not now and not ever. You feel like a failure…it’s holding you back and you don’t know how to deal with it. Well you could do yourself a favor and start dealing with it by doing the following things:

1. Stop Denying You Feel Like A Failure

Telling yourself things are going great when they’re not is one of the biggest, though most useless, coping mechanisms human beings deploy in rough times. Common denial signals among entrepreneurs: trying to regain more control by working even more hours and on the other side compensating this by letting go of all this control by partying and drinking way too hard.

What you’re doing is denying yourself the opportunity to actually feel what’s going on and acknowledge the problem; that both you and your business are in a bad place. Without acknowledging it, it’ll be pretty difficult to actually STOP feeling it. And remember, just because you feel like a failure, this does not mean that you indeed ARE a failure!

2. Stop Making It Bigger Than it Really Is

This is one of those other ‘fun’ things human beings do; we blow things way out of proportion in our heads! In business, when you lose that big client you’ve been working on for weeks, it feels like it’s the end of the world. You start doubting yourself, your strategy, your entire business model right up to the point where you barely sleep because you’re working on pivoting the whole thing.

But what if that customer simply didn’t have the money to go for your service anyway? Or what if they just decided to go for someone who is cheaper but who offers less quality? Does that mean there’s something wrong with YOU? Or that this was the ONLY customer out there and that you’re now doomed forever?

Of course not, it simply means that THIS CUSTOMER wasn’t a match. It’s a bit like dating actually…So if you take this into consideration, could it be that you just feel like a failure instead of really not succeeding in that what you want to at this point in time?

3. Stop Thinking You’re The Only One Who Feels Like This

You’re not! With the possible exception of the true sociopaths, that feeling you’re feeling is very normal to EVERYONE. It might not seem like it on the outside – because people don’t like to acknowledge this remember – but I can guarantee you that it’s true. But unlike 99% of the world’s population, YOU’RE not going to let this feeling stop you in your tracks. Are you?

4. Stop Thinking You’re Supposed To Be Superhuman

In fact, it’s very likely that you’re already doing, learning and succeeding at WAY more than most other people are. But for entrepreneurs, somehow, that never seems to be enough. You don’t just want to be successful after a few years of hard work (which is normal). You want to be successful after only a few months. Because you’re special…or at least you think you are…

Well, here’s the truth: you ARE special! But…it’s just not very likely that you’re one of those – very very rare – entrepreneurial superstars that – seemingly – just added some hot water and got instant business success as a result.

5. Stop Being So Incredibly Stubborn

Entrepreneurs are stubborn…almost by default. It’s what makes them push forward in the hardest of times. But…if you’re not doing the right things right you might just be hammering a square peg through a round hole. Which will only add to that frustrated feeling you’re already having. So why not stop being so stubborn for a moment, stop hammering away on that what obviously is not working and ask for help?

No matter who you ask – a business mentor or coach, a befriended entrepreneur – someone with a neutral perspective on you and our business will be very likely to see what’s going on with a lot more clarity than you can and can guide you to a place that will feel a whole lot more comfortable.

6. Stop Being Afraid Of Failure

I know, I know, you’ve heard this a million times before and you wouldn’t be in this pickle if you could do this. Right? I’m right there with ya!

But, if you get really rational about it, what’s the worst that could happen?

  • You might have to get a ‘real’ job for a while and start over on the side;
  • You might not be able to afford your rent anymore…but with Airbnb on the 1 hand and couchsurfing on the other, you should be able to work it out somehow;
  • You’ll have all the more experience to start over a whole lot faster;
  • You’ll be no less respected by anyone because it’s clear you gave it your all;
  • In a few years, when you’re an established and supersuccessful entrepreneur you’ll also have a cool failure story to tell;
  • None of your limbs will fall off;

Now that’s not too bad for a plan B is it? Failure is such a negative word. And the associated feeling is terrible and numbing. But really…how is giving it your all and not succeeding really the same as failing? Shouldn’t the definition of failure not be along the lines of ‘not even trying’ or ‘giving up when it gets hard’?

In other words: stop beating yourself up over this!

There’s really no need to feel like a failure at all because you’re sticking your neck out, you’re trying to make a difference and you’re still moving upward on that treacherous entrepreneurial mountain.

And that…is what success REALLY is.

Those Who Failed Their Way To Success

Quotes To Live By:

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

“If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want” – Richard Yates

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

“We are all failures – at least the best of us are.” – J.M. Barrie

“Success is stumbling form failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm” – Winston Churchill

“Don’t let success go to your head and failure to your heart” – Will Smith

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