Failure to Thrive = DEATH

Today’s post is a somber one, one that highlights why some babies die or fail to grow healthy. It’s called the Failure to Thrive syndrome.

Well documented in the medical community, it’s something that few business owners would consider relevant to them.

I beg to differ.

The Failure to Thrive in babies is not all that different from business owners who fail to grow their businesses, their wealth and consciousness. The SOURCE of the problem for business people is the lack of motivation, enthusiasm and support available within the small business sector.

After prolonged exposure to a cold and heartless environment, (too) many business owners just give up and capitulate to the forces of the “failure to thrive syndrome”.

I’ve seen it all too often – especially when I was presenting at ‘FREE public seminars’. The person would be sitting there – OFTEN ONLY because the event was free. They would never consider PAYING for ADVICE because they unknowingly have given up hope let alone the expectation of success.

They are sitting there – like the premature baby, in dire need of HUMAN CONTACT, AFFECTION and LOVE. But they sit there, un-engaged, distant and unresponsive.

They need the attention the most yet THEY GET THE LEAST ATTENTION – OFTEN NO ATTENTION AT ALL.

The other participants engage, participate and contribute to the session – making the situation even worse for the ignored, despondent participant(s).

He or she sees all opportunities as someone else trying to take their money away from them – not realising that most presenters WANT TO GIVE WAY MORE THAN THE COST OF THE PROGRAM / PRODUCT they are selling…

It’s really, really sad to see.

I bring this up because in the medical profession this syndrome has been documented and has been addressed for the most fragile premature babies… very successfully.

Not so in the business community.

The next time you are at an event and see someone withdraw – go to him or her and offer positive advice, support and enthusiasm for them attending – don’t be pushy, just let them know you’re there with them for that hour or two for the SAME reason they’re there – to improve themselves.

That initial touch is often all that person needs to feel connected again.

Do that with one person every time you’re at an event and let see if that helps more entrepreneurs to THRIVE!

Onward and upward!
Dr Marc Dussault

P.S.

This is so important with what is going on in the Financial and Stock Markets these days. The analysts and experts all agree this situation is totally unprecedented.

We are in uncharted territory.

Anyone with a negative predisposition is going to hit the wall with full force.

Anyone who can’t pick themselves up in the morning and be self-motivated risks getting sucked into the Vortex Of Mediocrity™ that is more powerful than gravity.

I don’t mean to join the chorus of fear mongers out there, but I can see it in peoples’ faces, hear it in their tone of voice and feel it via their movements and posture.

Times are bad and everyone feels it’s going to get worse – A LOT WORSE.

With that in mind, we, as Exponential Mindset™ enthusiasts MUST stick together to make sure we don’t lose any of our colleagues.

In every CRISIS there is OPPORTUNITY…

That is the THINKING that will get us through this.

1 Response to “Failure to Thrive = DEATH”


  • Hey I know what you are talking about -I’ve been there done that,and I also have a grandson one of identical twin boys who was being starved of nutrient by the larger brother. They were born 2 months premature to prevent the smaller one’s death which can happen very quickly if not acted upon. He is now growing up and despite a few problems with his lungs the super care and attention he recieved at birth haas ensured he will grow into a lively young boy.

    As for myself I recognise that picture, not just before I came to your seminar, but prior to going to another seminar some years ago which started me on the road, I was that unresponsive person,
    but no longer; I am out there to go onward and upward (where have I heard that before – sorry) and I know I have others now who can help me – so many people don’t know that as you say and my aim is to help those people who are willing to change.

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