Troy Nix is the founder, president and CEO of First Resource, Inc. – the only association management company focused exclusively on providing value to America’s manufacturers. A 20-year veteran of the manufacturing sector, Nix is a military veteran and proud graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management. Prior to his experience in manufacturing association management, he worked in economic development, specifically focused on developing the plastics industry in Indiana, and as Department Manager at Mobil Oil.
PERSEVERANCE, THE SECRET OF ALL SUCCESS
The most common definition of perseverance is a steady persistence to accomplish a goal or reach an objective in spite of difficulties, obstacles or discouragement. Since most successful people will admit to the fact that falling down and getting back up is key to reaching goals and obtaining dreams, it’s not all that uncommon to experience multiple failures before experiencing success. In many cases, it’s how a person handles failure that dictates the probability for success. In fact, some of the world’s most impactful people, like Thomas Edison, didn’t recognize unsuccessful ventures as failures as he stated, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” During this session, attendees will better understand tools and tactics that will help them become more resilient in the face of hard times and learn how to better persevere when the going gets rough.