How to Deal with Adversity with Ray Hilbert

As entrepreneurs, it’s a pretty regular part of our journey to have to deal with adversity. The problem is that sometimes, the challenges we face can leave us feeling totally overwhelmed, confused, and alone.

If we are to be successful when dark times like this appear, we need to quickly move past them – but how do we do it?

In this episode of the Bright Ideas podcast, I’m joined by Ray Hilbert, co-author of the best selling business book, “The Janitor”. I read Ray’s book a few years ago and absolutely loved it, so when I had a chance to have Ray on the show, I couldn’t pass it up.

During the conversation that I had with Ray, you are going to hear us talk about:

  • how he nearly lost all his money and his marriage when things in one of his companies went really bad
  • how the period of adversity led him to make some pretty big realizations and what he did as a result
  • the new organization that he created and how this organization is helping over 700 other business owners to succeed
  • the six principles in his book
  • and so much more….

If you are experiencing a challenging time in your business or your life then Ray’s book, and this interview, are well worth checking out.

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It’s designed to help marketing agencies and small business owners discover which online marketing strategies are working most effectively today – all from the mouths of expert entrepreneurs who are already making it big.

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About Ray Hilbert

RayHilbertRay is the CEO and Co-Founder of TRUTH @ WORK, a not-for-profit ministry, founded in 1998, whose mission is to “change the way America works by bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to the marketplace.” Truth@Work specializes in helping Christian business owners and leaders build strong organizations and integrate their faith into the marketplace, through leadership and business development programs that are built on biblical principles and practices.

Ray is also a highly sought after speaker at churches and retreats across America, where for years he has challenged followers of Christ to integrate their faith in and through the marketplace on a daily basis.

He is also part of the speaking faculty for Orlando, Florida based “Man In the Mirror” ministry where he conducts seminars and retreats across the country.

Along with his close friend Todd Hopkins, Ray has co-authored a novel titled “The Janitor-How An Unexpected Friendship Transformed A CEO And His Company.” It has already become an international bestseller in South Korea, with over 350,000 copies sold and hit U.S. shelves in July 2007 through Thomas Nelson publishers. The book features the story of a young CEO mentored by a godly janitor who teaches the struggling young business executive the true definition of success and business.

You can learn more about Ray and contact him at